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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
April 8, 2011
This 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-8_34036.html
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Rio-+20-Comes-into-View-A-Challenge-and-Opportunity-for-Industry_33647.html
March 18, 2011
This 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-18_33587.html
March 18, 2011
Mitsui 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Mitsui-Chemicals-and-Scientex-Form-Solar-Cell-Encapsulants-Production-Joint-Venture_33547.html
March 17, 2011
Nalco says it will further develop RW-EDI  to help its customers integrate the clean technology into their manufacturing and air and water treatment processes....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Nalco-Licenses-Argonne-Resin-Wafer-Technology_33509.html
March 17, 2011
U.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...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-Finalizes-GHG-Reporting-Extension_33510.html
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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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cefic-Cautions-EU-Against-Plan-to-Increase-GHG-Reduction-Target_33345.html
March 11, 2011
This Week on CW: BP is buying a major Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer in a $680 million deal. ExxonMobil Chemical expects growth to be driven by the availability of unconventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-11_33425.html
March 8, 2011
Dow Kokam, a lithium-ion battery joint venture involving Dow Chemical, has signed an agreement to supply batteries for medium-duty hybrid and fully electric trucks. The agreements are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-Kokam-to-Supply-Hybrid-Truck-Batteries_33269.html
March 8, 2011
Chromatin says the non-exclusive, royalty-bearing license will help it advance the use of sorghum as a “sustainable source of sugar, starch, and lignocellulose.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chromatin-Licenses-Advantas-Sorghum-Germplasm_33261.html
March 4, 2011
This Week on CW: The U.S. House and Senate have both introduced bills extending the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS. Earnings rose at North American commodity and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-4_33228.html
March 1, 2011
U.S. EPA is extending the deadline for industrial and other facilities to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to late summer, the agency announced today. The previous deadline was...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-Extends-GHG-Reporting-Deadline_33152.html
February 28, 2011
Dow is allocating $100 million to further internal projects that will increase the energy efficiency of the company's operations and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-to-Allocate-Energy-Efficiency-Project-Funding_33111.html
February 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Air Products has dropped its $70/share hostile bid for Airgas as a court upheld the latter's poison pill. LyondellBasell's profits are way, way up. Bayer has started...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Industry-News-Round-Up-Feb-18_32950.html
February 18, 2011
Bayer earlier today started-up a pilot plant at Leverkusen that uses CO2 as a raw material for making plastic. The plant produces a chemical precursor into which CO2 is incorporated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Bayer-Starts-Up-Pilot-for-CO2-to-Plastics-Eyes-Full-Production-in-2015_32921.html
February 17, 2011
Steps were taken this week toward enhancing the safety of nanomaterials: The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) yesterday officially opened the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/CWs-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Feb-17_32912.html
February 15, 2011
A study released today by Standard & Poor's (S&P; New York) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) found that federal climate action is unlikely to pose a major credit risk to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Study-Climate-Policies-Unlikely-to-Pose-Credit-Risk_32878.html
February 9, 2011
DSM, Zeon and Novomer each won profiles in sustainability awards at Informex's gala dinner in Charlotte last night. The awards have three categories: product innovation, process...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Informex-Announces-Sustainability-Award-Winners_32730.html
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Industry-Welcomes-EUs-Longer-Term-Linked-Approach-to-Innovation-and-Energy_32702.html
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