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November 5, 2012
Producers are starting to resume normal operations as they continue to assess the impact of Hurricane Sandy in northeast United States, particularly New Jersey. “The biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Producers-reopen-New-Jersey-facilities-after-Sandys-damage-assessed-updated_47388.html
October 24, 2012
EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels in 2011 were consistent with a decreasing trend observed since 2004, according to the European Commission's annual report on the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-greenhouse-gas-emission-cuts-are-on-track-to-meet-Kyoto-Protocol-target_47182.html
October 17, 2012
The European Commission has published a proposal to limit global land conversion for biofuel production, and raise the climate benefits of biofuels used in the European Union (EU)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-seeks-to-cap-food-based-biofuels_47027.html
October 5, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF is restructuring its construction chemicals division in Europe due to low demand. The restructuring could involve as many as 400 job cuts.   3M has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-5_46786.html
September 13, 2012
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 Leadership Index (CDLI) named both DuPont and BASF to its 51 companies included from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series. The companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/BASF-and-DuPont-Named-to-Carbon-Disclosure-Leadership-Index_46224.html
September 11, 2012
Several chemical companies that temporarily shut down plants in Louisiana because of Hurricane Isaac have begun assessing damage and restarting operations. Though no major damage has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Plants-Restart-After-Hurricane-Isaac_46057.html
August 31, 2012
Stolt-Nielsen says Hurricane Isaac has caused severe flooding at the company's Stolthaven New Orleans (Braithwaite, LA) tank storage terminal due to failure of the facility's levee...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Hurricane-Isaac-Floods-Stolt-Nielsens-New-Orleans-Terminal_45984.html
August 28, 2012
The European Union (EU) and Australia have agreed to link their emissions trading systems (ETS). Greg Combet, Australia's minister for climate change and energy efficiency; and Connie...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Australia-Agree-to-Link-Emissions-Trading-Systems_45861.html
July 26, 2012
The European Commission has announced initial proposals to slow the pace at which carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits are sold under the European Union's (EU) emissions trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Commission-Proposes-Slowing-Auctions-of-CO2-Emission-Permits-Boosting-Prices_45211.html
July 23, 2012
Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE) says the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued an order granting Butamax’s request for reexamination of the Gevo...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Butamax-Wins-USPTO-Review-of-Gevo-Patent-Gevo-Calls-Butamax-Statements-Inflammatory_45129.html
July 23, 2012
Axens, public-sector research entity IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN; Rueil-Malmaison, France), and pyrolysis fuel technology company Dynamotive (Vancouver) say they will jointly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Axens-Joins-Pyrolysis-Oils-Collaboration_45113.html
July 20, 2012
Clariant's Strabing, Germany pilot plant. Clariant says it has inaugurated Germany's largest cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Straubing, Bavaria. The €28 million ($34 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Clariant-Starts-up-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Pilot-Plant_45097.html
July 19, 2012
Gevo (Englewood, CO) and Beta Renewables (Rivalta Scrivia, Italy) have signed a joint development agreement for an integrated process for the production of biobased isobutanol from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Gevo-and-Beta-Renewables-Sign-JDA-to-Advance-Cellulosic-Isobutanol_44799.html
July 19, 2012
Australia has introduced its previously announced carbon tax, and companies with emissions of more than 25,000 m.t./year are liable to pay the tax. More than 500 of Australia’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Australias-Carbon-Tax-Comes-into-Force_44996.html
July 11, 2012
Rockwood Holdings says it has completed a previously announced expansion of its Kings Mountain, NC lithium facility, part of a $75-million investment to serve growing demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Rockwood-Completes-Lithium-Expansion-at-Kings-Mountain_44823.html
July 11, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has raised $104 million in a Series E financing round. Elevance produces high performance ingredients for use in personal care...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Elevance-Raises-$104-Million_44811.html
July 9, 2012
Codexis (Redwood City) says a pilot-scale demonstration of the company’s carbon capture technology shows that enzymes are a promising technology to facilitate carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Codexis-Demonstrates-Enzyme-Based-Carbon-Capture-Technology_44783.html
June 20, 2012
Huntsman has commercialized a new “cool” pigment that will increase the solar reflectivity of any color in the spectrum, the company says. The pigment, called Altiris, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Huntsman-Rolls-out-Cool-Pigment-for-Any-Color_44307.html
May 15, 2012
The European Commission says greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by more than 2% in 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/GHG-Emissions-of-EU-ETS-Participants-Decreased-2-percent-in-2011_43472.html
May 4, 2012
Korea has approved the previously announced cap-and-trade system for cutting carbon emissions, and it will be established by 2015, say press reports. Korea will be on the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Korea-Approves-Carbon-Trading-System_43223.html
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