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May 13, 2011Air Products has disclosed that in the past few days it has brought on stream a proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, purification and compression system at energy firm...
May 12, 2011Dow executive: Do not think of sustainability as a set of hand-cuffs or add-on program, but rather an "unprecendeted catalyst for innovation growth."...
May 12, 2011Halting and reversing the effects of climate change should be a national priority, says a report by the Committee on America's Climate Choices, a panel convened by the U.S. National...
May 12, 2011Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will supply all of the CO2 for Sapphire’s Columbus, NM demonstration facility....
April 29, 2011This Week on CW: It's earnings season, and the results have been strong all-around. Dow's earnings jumped 31% on price and demand improvement. ExxonMobil Chemical posted $1.5 billion...
April 28, 2011Mitsubishi Chemical is studying working with Genomatica on a biobased butanediol joint venture. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (not to be confused with Mitsubishi Chemical) and two...
April 27, 2011The European Commission has adopted a draft decision on how free-of-charge emission allowances should be allocated from 2013 to industrial installations covered by the European Union's...
April 25, 2011Editor's note: Our offices were closed on Friday. Here's a quick, if belated, news and innovation round-up. This Week on CW: Dow Chemical is planning a major ethylene and propylene...
April 15, 2011This Week on CW: RAG Foundation, the owner of Evonik, is planning an IPO of the company within 15 months. A new report says the EU's biofuel policies "encourage unethical...
April 14, 2011Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Decatur, IL) has started production at its bio-based propylene glycol (PG) plant in Decatur, the company announced today. The plant will have a capacity of...
April 14, 2011Emerging chemical technologies have been under the spotlight this week. First generation biofuels – particularly those sourced by European Union (EU) countries have...
April 14, 2011A group of government ministers from countries around the world including Germany, Japan, U.K. and the U.S. have agreed to adopt only a limited number of the potential options to...
April 14, 2011Current U.K. and European policies on biofuels “encourage unethical practices,” according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB; London). The report is the...
April 8, 2011This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
March 25, 2011Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
March 18, 2011This Week on CW: Berkshire Hathaway is acquiring Lubrizol in a $9.7 billion all-cash deal that values the company at $135/share. After the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the...
March 18, 2011Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello (MCTI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals, and Scientex Berhad (Kuala Lumpur) have agreed to form a joint venture to build a plant in Malaysia to...
March 17, 2011Nalco says it will further develop RW-EDI to help its customers integrate the clean technology into their manufacturing and air and water treatment processes....
March 17, 2011U.S. EPA has finalized a previously announced extension to the deadline for the greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule. The new deadline is September 30, 2011. The deadline has been...
March 14, 2011
Industry aims to preempt a move by the EU to formally adopt a policy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2020, compared with the current target to reduce GHGs 20% by 2020. The commission concludes that reducing the bloc’s carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 would be more cost effective policy in the long term. Cefic says an increased target would be counterproductive because it creates uncertainties in an already unstable, post-crisis business environment.
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