Clariant’s Biofuels & Derivatives business line has formed a strategic partnership with Chemtex Global to market its Sunliquid technology for second-generation biofuel projects in China. It will supply technology licences, technical services and starter cultures from its proprietary enzyme and yeast platform, while Chemtex will offer engineering, procurement construction services.
Carolyn Buller of Squire Patton Boggs offers her perspective on the state of the industry at the turn of the decade.
Azelis has opened a speciality application laboratory in Shanghai for the agricultural and horticultural markets.
South African chemicals and energy producer Sasol has formally announced the opening of its new alkoxylation plant at the Nanjing Jiangbei New Materials High-Tech Park, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attending by company executives, diplomats, government officials and others.
Ten workers were killed in an accident at a pharmaceutical intermediates and APIs plant in China’s Shandong province on 15 April, it has emerged. This was the second fatal industrial accident at a chemicals-related plant in China within the space of a month.
Repercussions are continuing from the blast at the Chenjiagang Chemical Industry Park in Xiangshui, China, on 21 March, which killed 78 people and injured over 600 more.