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December 15, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) announced in May of this year that it had, for the first time in scientific history, created a new, living microorganism in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Synthetic-Biology-Injecting-New-Life-into-the-Chemical-Industry_31497.html
December 10, 2010
This Week on CW: At GPCA 2010 this week in Dubai, attendees discussed the strong rebound in petrochemicals demand, tempered by coming supply additions. The need for innovation to meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-10_31549.html
December 10, 2010
Bayer Material Science (BMS) earlier today said it plans to begin commercial sale of polyols derived from CO2 within the next five years. Speaking in Leverkusen at Bayer’s annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Bayer-Moves-Closer-to-Commercializing-Polyols-from-CO2-with-video_31399.html
December 9, 2010
The 15,000 m.t./year, $1.5 billion facility will create 650 jobs and is expected to come online at the end of 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Wacker-Investing-$1-5-Billion-to-Build-Integrated-Polysilicon-Site_31469.html
December 9, 2010
Bayer is moving ever closer to commercializing its CO2-to-Polyols technology. At GPCA, industry leaders discussed the central role innovation will play in meeting sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Dec-9_31470.html
December 9, 2010
Marijn Dekkers, chairman of Bayer, at the company’s annual innovation strategy briefing yesterday in Leverkusen rounded on policy makers and the public for not understanding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Blog-Is-there-a-Lack-of-Chemical-Industry-Leadership-at-the-UN-Climate-Summit_31467.html
December 7, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a 2009 decision allowing a public nuisance lawsuit against several electric power utilities over the utilities' greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Supreme-Court-to-Hear-GHG-Nuisance-Case_31402.html
December 2, 2010
Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO for Dow Chemical, says world leaders must take action now to enable the world to adopt a low-carbon economy. Liveris was among several executives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-CEO-Andrew-Liveris-Makes-Case-for-Low-carbon-Economy_31337.html
December 1, 2010
Jonathan Pershing, U.S. deputy special envoy for climate change at the United Nations (UN) climate summit taking place in Cancun, Mexico says he is optimistic that the meeting can...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/U-S-Seeks-Legislative-Approach-to-Climate-Change_31310.html
November 30, 2010
It was one year ago that the governments of almost 200 countries met at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen and failed to agree a deal to curb...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Negotiators-Regroup-for-UN-Climate-Talks-in-Cancun-with-video_31289.html
November 19, 2010
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley said last week that industry will not back away from efforts to overhaul the Toxic Substances Reform Act (TSCA) despite changes in control of Congress...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/TSCA-Boiler-Regulations-Top-ACCs-2011-Policy-Agenda_31095.html
November 19, 2010
This Week on CW: BHP Billton has withdrawn its bid for PotashCorp in the face of opposition from Canadian regulators. Talks to sweeten the deal, which must provide a "net...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-November-19_31113.html
November 19, 2010
Rui Chammas, executive v.p./Braskem outlines the company's growth strategy for biopolymers at the recent 'K' Show held in Germany. source: KChannel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Braskem-Outlines-Biopolymers-Growth-Plan-video_31099.html
November 18, 2010
From Chemical Week: Dow AgroSciences and the U.S. Department of Energy have created "industrially relevant" levels of omega-7 fatty acids that could be used to make plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-November-18_31042.html
November 12, 2010
This Week on CW: Ashland is selling its distribution business to private equity firm TPG Capital, taking the company closer to its specialties core. Chemtura has exited Chapter 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-November-12_30940.html
November 11, 2010
U.S. EPA yesterday released guidelines best available control technology (BACT) for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The guidelines set out that BACT for GHGs will be determined on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-Releases-GHG-Control-Technology-Guidelines_30851.html
November 10, 2010
U.S. EPA has finalized a greenhouse gas(GHG) reporting rule for oil and gas production facilities. This includes processing, production, storage and distribution of oil, natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-Finalizes-GHG-Reporting-Rule-for-Oil-and-Gas_30823.html
November 10, 2010
Solvay says it will replace a mercury-based electrolysis system with a membrane-based system at the company's two chlor-alkali installations at Tavaux, France. Chlor-alkali capacity at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Solvay-Replaces-Mercury-Cells-at-French-Chlor-Alkali-Plant-at-a-Cost-of-$115-Million_30818.html
November 5, 2010
This Week on CW: Dow Chemical is changing its strategy on plastics. The company is planning to keep its LLDPE business, which was party to the failed K-Dow joint venture, while seeing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-November-5_30765.html
November 4, 2010
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) says it has demoted AkzoNobel from the coveted position of first place to second on its index for the most sustainable chemical companies. As...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/AkzoNobel-Demoted-from-Sustainability-Top-Spot_30725.html
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