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In today's Daily Digest, the UK government has launched a consultation on banning wet wipes containing plastic, Member States vote on the European Commission's proposal to renew the use of glyphosate for ten years, and more.
BASF has said that it is the first company to produce metal organic frameworks (MOFs) on a commercial scale for use in carbon capture. This first project was completed for Canada's Svante Technologies Inc, a carbon capture and removal solutions provider.
Bayer has opened up a $250 million cell therapy manufacturing facility located in Berkeley, California, US. The facility will supply material for late stage clinical trials and potential commercial launch of BlackRock Therapeutics' investigational cell therapy currently under evaluation for treating Parkinson's Disease.
The UK government has launched a consultation on banning wet wipes containing plastic. The proposed ban will tackle plastic pollution in marine environments and reduce microplastics entering waste water treatment plants.
The European Parliament's Environment Committee has adopted proposals to lower pollutant emissions and set battery durability requirements for all road vehicles. The adopted text includes stricter limits for exhaust emissions and reduced particle emissions for tyres and breaks.
The Biotechnology and Biological Research Council has released a report setting out the significant impacts of its investments in wheat research and innovation over the last decade.
Member States vote on the European Commission's proposal to renew the use of glyphosate for ten years. The required majority to adopt (or reject) the proposal was not reached. The proposal will now be submitted to the Appeals Committee. A decision on glyphosate renewal must be reached by 14th December.
BASF is to build a new fermentation plant for biological and biotechnology-based crop protection products in Germany. The facility will use microorganisms to convert renewable raw materials such as glucose into products such as fungicide and seed treatments. Completion is slated for 2025.