A global initiative called below50 that aims to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels launched today with 20-plus organizations and global brands including Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University.
DuPont leads the chemical industry in preparing for a low-carbon economy, according to CDP’s latest quarterly sector research report. The report ranks companies in one of the highest-emitting sectors: diversified chemicals, based on a number of emissions-related metrics which in aggregate could have a material impact on company performance. The … Read more »
AB InBev, AkzoNobel, DSM, FrieslandCampina and Huntsman say they plan to develop a common approach to sustainability in their procurement of ocean freight and selection of carriers. As well as sharing best practices, all the partners will take an active role in the sustainability dialogue between shippers and carriers. They … Read more »
The global market for bio-based platform chemicals is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.82 percent from 2015-2019, according to a TechNavio report. The report says key vendors include BASF, BioAmber, Braskem, DSM, DuPont, Ineos, Myriant and Novozymes. Global Bio-Based Platform Chemicals Market says the push towards environmental sustainability … Read more »
Business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos are urging governments to reach a climate change agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Paris in December. “This is the year to make a big climate deal in Paris,” Feike Sijbesma, chief executive of DSM, … Read more »
Unilever, Ikea, Royal Dutch Shell, Coca-Cola Enterprises and General Electric are among the 57 global companies, funds and associations that have signed a letter to support a “robust 2030 energy and climate policy framework and energy security strategy that is fully in line with Europe’s long-term climate objectives and that … Read more »
DSM has tested and confirmed that bio-based BDO (1,4-butanediol) made with Genomatica’s process shows equivalent performance as fossil-based BDO. DSM plans to use BDO made with Genomatica’s bio-based process technology in its Arnitel products. Arnitel is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) used in products from food packaging (pictured) to electronics, … Read more »
Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. URS Corporation: The construction and environmental engineering firm has named Richard Reis (pictured) as a vice president and Northwest regional manager for URS’s infrastructure and environment division. Prior to joining URS, Reis served as the operations manager for … Read more »