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May 31, 2011
Solvay has developed a process for capturing and using methane from its soda ash operations in Green River, Wyoming that is set to slash its emissions of carbon dioxide-equivalent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Soda-Ash-Solvay-Moves-Ahead-of-the-Pack-on-Environmental-Initiatives_34849.html
May 27, 2011
North America and Asia Pacific will account for 82% of biofuels produced from algae, or about 50 million gallons of annual production....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Biofuels-From-Algae-to-Reach-$1-3-Billion-by-2020_35145.html
May 24, 2011
The European chemical industry’s Care+ program, which enables small and medium size chemical companies to reduce their energy costs, is notching up a series of successes across...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EUs-Care+-Energy-Program-Notches-up-Early-Successes-update_34868.html
May 24, 2011
The BIOfuel from Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project is funded in large part by the European Commission and will be coordinated by Abengoa Bioenergy (Saint Louis) subsidiary Abengoa Bioenergía Nuevas Tecnologías (ABNT). . The development team will train on existing prototypes in Israel, Portugal and Italy, then scale up the process at a 10-hectare demonstration plant. The project is expected to last four years and produce about 900 tons/year of algae....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Consortium-Seeks-to-Demonstrate-Algaes-Biorefining-Potential_35012.html
May 20, 2011
This Week on CW:   DuPont's increased bid for Danisco, which values the company at $6.4 billion, has succeeded.   In the wake of the deal, DuPont is forming two new business...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-20_34976.html
May 19, 2011
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says the U.K. government’s announcement to cut carbon emissions in the country 50% by 2025 from a baseline year of 1990 would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/U-K-Chemical-Industry-Feels-Heat-of-50-percent-Carbon-Cuts-with-Ineos-update_34921.html
May 13, 2011
This Week on CW: M&G is the latest company to announce new construction plans on the Gulf Coast, in the form of a world-scale PET and PTA facility. DuPont, meanwhile, is investing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-13_34865.html
May 13, 2011
Air 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Carbon-Capture-Air-Products-Tests-Technology-in-German-Pilot-Facility_34854.html
May 12, 2011
Dow executive: Do not think of sustainability as a set of hand-cuffs or add-on program, but rather an "unprecendeted catalyst for innovation growth."...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/ChemSpec-USA-2011-Sustainability-and-Outreach-Are-Necessary-to-Thrive_34821.html
May 12, 2011
Halting 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Report-Climate-Change-Mitigation-Should-Be-Priority-for-U-S-_34814.html
May 12, 2011
Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will supply all of the CO2 for Sapphire’s Columbus, NM demonstration facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Linde-Sapphire-Partner-for-Algae-Development_34799.html
April 29, 2011
This 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-29_34473.html
April 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Chemical is studying working with Genomatica on a biobased butanediol joint venture. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (not to be confused with Mitsubishi Chemical) and two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-Up-April-28_34458.html
April 27, 2011
The 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Reaches-Decision-on-Allocation-of-Free-Emission-Allowances-from-2013_34409.html
April 25, 2011
Editor'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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/News-and-Innovation-Round-Up-April-25-2011_34356.html
April 15, 2011
This 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-15_34211.html
April 14, 2011
Archer 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/ADM-Starts-Production-at-Bio-Based-PG-Plant_34149.html
April 14, 2011
Emerging chemical technologies have been under the spotlight this week. First generation biofuels – particularly those sourced by European Union (EU) countries have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-April-14_34117.html
April 14, 2011
 A 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Government-Ministers-Yet-to-Commit-100-percent-to-Carbon-Capture_34083.html
April 14, 2011
Current 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Biofuel-Policies-"Unethical"_34108.html
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