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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
February 4, 2011
The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) was officially launched today with a series of presentations and films at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. Hans-Ulrich Engel, board...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/UN-Year-of-Chemistry-Launches-Only-a-Change-of-Mentality-will-Solve-Global-Issues_32466.html
February 4, 2011
A host of leading lights from the world of chemistry gathered in Paris, France this week to celebrate the launch of the United Nations international year of chemistry (IYC). If there...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/International-Year-of-Chemistry-Great-Launch-Shame-about-the-Communication_32540.html
February 4, 2011
Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives an exclusive interview with CW before giving a speech at the launch of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/UNIPCC-Chairman-Highlights-Urgency-for-Chemical-Solutions-to-Climate-Change_32569.html
February 4, 2011
This Week on CW: Dow Chemical's earnings more than doubled on higher selling prices and a 22% rise in volumes. BASF is planning to increase R&D spending again this year. After a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-4_32655.html
February 4, 2011
Jerome A. Peribere, Dow Chemical's president and CEO of Advanced Materials and exeutive v.p. of the group, in the first video below gives an interview with CW's Alex Scott explaining...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-Chemical-Why-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-is-Key-video-interview_32635.html
February 1, 2011
U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W) and John Barrasso (R-WY) have respectively introduced two separate bills aiming at blocking EPA's climate regulatory actions. Rockefeller has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Senators-Introduce-Bills-to-Block-EPA-Climate-Rules_32579.html
January 28, 2011
European Union (EU) member states have voted to ban from the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) carbon credits gained by destroying the greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Europe-to-Ban-Carbon-Credits-Based-on-the-Destruction-of-HFC-23-and-N2O_32393.html
January 28, 2011
This Week on CW: At ACI 2010, held this week in Orlando, the cleaning industry expressed renewed optimism as demand continues to rise. Rising demand, of course, means higher volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-28_32528.html
January 27, 2011
This Week on CW: ENI and Novamant are planning to build a massive green chemistry plant in Sardinia, Italy, starting later this year. Europe's emissions trading program is planning to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Jan-27_32475.html
January 26, 2011
Carol Browner, a top adviser to President Obama on climate change and energy issues, is planning to resign from her post, according to a Politico report confirmed by White House...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/White-House-Energy-Adviser-to-Resign_32404.html
January 21, 2011
This Week on CW: Cargill is divesting its majority stake in Mosaic for $24.3 billion, in a deal giving rise to rumors of fertilizer being a takeover target. Early reporting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-21_32346.html
January 17, 2011
CW’s analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from top diversified chemical companies reveals that emissions at many firms fell from 2008 to 2009, primarily due to reduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-Industry-Fails-to-Adjust-In-Spite-of-Recession_31946.html
January 14, 2011
This Week on CW: DuPont has agreed to acquire Danish enzymes and food ingredients maker Danisco for $6.3 billion, enhancing the company’s footprint in those areas. Did a Solvay...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-14_32160.html
January 12, 2011
U.S. EPA announced today that it will delay greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for industries that use biomass a feedstock until 2014. The agency is soliciting input from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-to-Delay-Biomass-GHG-Rules_32109.html
January 7, 2011
This week in CW: The chemical industry was less energy-efficient in 2009, while GHG emissions fell due to output declines. But companies are generally not taking action. Monsanto swung...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-7_32041.html
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