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October 10, 2011
The European Union (EU)’s original group of 15 countries continues to be on course to meet the 8% greenhouse gas emissions reduction agreed under the Kyoto Protocol and most...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-on-Course-to-Exceed-Kyoto-Emissions-Target_38193.html
October 6, 2011
Chemical companies still have a huge amount of energy efficiency improvements that they could introduce to save money, according to speakers featured in a webcast in the past few days...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Energy-Efficiency-Plenty-of-Low-Hanging-Fruit-Remains_37996.html
September 29, 2011
Amyris says that it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and market biobased isoprene.   LG is planning to invest $7 billion in green businesses, including electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Sept-29_37961.html
September 26, 2011
The Bundesrat, the German parliament’s upper house, on Friday voted to block legislation that would have allowed the pilot-scale underground storage of compressed carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-Votes-to-Reject-Carbon-Storage_37848.html
September 21, 2011
Carbon emissions reporting practices in the global materials sector, which includes chemicals, are about in line with norms across industry, according to a new report by the Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Materials-Sector-Carbon-Disclosure-Practices-Near-Global-Norms_37731.html
September 20, 2011
H.C. Starck and the Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut (Cutec; Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany), a technology institute, have jointly developed a novel family of catalysts along with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/H-C-Starck-and-Cutec-Develop-Catalysts-for-Generating-Natural-Gas_37692.html
September 15, 2011
U.S. EPA has extended the deadline for reporting of inputs to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equations for 2010 and 2011 until March 2013, and 2012 and 2013 until March 2015, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-Extends-Deadline-for-GHG-Emissions-Input-Reporting_37641.html
September 9, 2011
Sustainability is the common goal of the EU chemical industry and the European Commission, the commission and Cefic said at an exhibition in Brussels.   Mosaic is commercializing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-Up-Sept-9_37535.html
September 2, 2011
Source: DuPont. DuPont says it has filed suit against Heraeus Materials Technology (Hanau, Germany), alleging the solar cell paste maker infringed on its patents covering front-side...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/DuPont-Sues-German-Solar-Paste-Maker-for-Infringing-Patents_37362.html
August 26, 2011
This Week on CW:   Cabot is planning to sell its tantalum business to Global Advanced Metals, an Australian tantalum ore supplier, for $400 million.   Sustainable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-26_37223.html
August 25, 2011
U.S EPA overstates emissions from unconventional natural gas wells that use hydraulic fracking, according to a report by IHS CERA (Cambridge, MA). IHS is the parent company of Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Report-EPA-Overstates-Fracking-Emissions_37160.html
August 19, 2011
This Week on CW:   Coca-Cola's willingness to pay a premium for bio-based materials, particularly PET, could have vast impacts on the supply chain.   The European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-19_37045.html
August 18, 2011
China, which currently accounts for about 96% of global supply of rare earth oxides (REOs), is projected to lose market share as other producers come online, according to a report by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Report-Chinas-Dominance-in-Rare-Earths-Set-to-Diminish_36985.html
August 16, 2011
The Dow Chemical Company is convinced that the development of solutions to key global issues such as population growth and sustainability relies on a robust global dialogue between public and private sectors. Based on this premise, on August 16, the company will host a virtual discussion featuring 30 speakers from all sides of the debate.
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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-Pushing-forward-Discussion-on-Chemistry-and-Sustainability_36818.html
August 8, 2011
Steve Elliott, CEO of industry body the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London), has welcomed the U.K. government’s paper on plans for transitioning to a green economy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/U-K-Industry-Welcomes-Sustainability-Discussion-Plans-Still-Harbors-Concerns_36767.html
July 26, 2011
The European Commission will invest almost €7 billion ($10.1 billion) in innovation-focused research through 2013. The research package is known formally as the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Unveils-$10-Billion-of-Funding-for-Innovation_36424.html
July 25, 2011
Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the pharmaceuticals and personal care giant, has published a series of sustainability performance goals that include requirements for all of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Johnson-and-Johnson-Lays-Down-Sustainability-Requirements-for-Suppliers_36389.html
July 20, 2011
The Chinese premier Wen Jiabao has called for intensified efforts to reduce emissions and save energy over the next five years to tackle climate change and to promote sustainable...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-to-Intensify-Efforts-to-Cut-Emissions-Launch-Emissions-Trading-Project_36245.html
July 20, 2011
The European Commission has officially recognized seven schemes for assessing the sustainability of biofuels used in the European Union (EU) in order to safeguard against any...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Europe-Takes-Steps-to-Ensure-Biofuels-Are-Sustainable_36251.html
July 19, 2011
Synthetic biology start-up LS9 (San Francisco, CA) and HCL CleanTech (Oxford, NC) say they have secured $9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) a process to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/DOE-Funds-LS9-HCL-Cleantech-Projects_36193.html
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