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September 3, 2010
This Week on CW: Walmart has chosen AkzoNobel to be its main paint supplier. The world's largest paint company will develop a line of interior paints exclusively for the U.S.'s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-September-3_29260.html
August 27, 2010
This Week on CW: BHP Billton's quest for PotashCorp continued this week. The Australian mining giant said it would exit from potash distribution network Canpotex, a move Agrium's CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-27_29075.html
August 27, 2010
Answers by Jim Stoppert, CEO Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) ·         How fast is the renewable chemical/biomaterials sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/A-View-from-the-Inside-The-Status-of-Renewable-Chemicals_29037.html
August 20, 2010
This Week on CW: BHP Billiton has gone hostile in its $130/share bid for PotashCorp. The offer is a 32% premium over PotashCorp's average price for the month up to August 11. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-20_28959.html
August 19, 2010
SGL Group (Wiesbaden) will increase its global isostatic graphite capacity from 5,000 m.t./year to 15,000 m.t./year at a cost of about €75 million ($95.6 million), across the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/SGL-Invests-in-Graphite-Expansion-to-Meet-Demand-from-Solar-LED-and-Semiconductor-Industries_28858.html
August 13, 2010
The lack of a comprehensive federal climate policy, including a carbon price, is the key obstacle to full-scale development to full-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Task-Force-Carbon-Price-Needed-for-Full-Scale-CCS_28779.html
August 13, 2010
This Week on CW: A variety of chemical companies saw solid earnings increases, driven by rises in volumes. Braskem, however, was not among them, as the Brazilian's firms earnings slid...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-13_28791.html
August 12, 2010
Researchers at the University of California (San Diego) have called for the development of new genetically modified (GM) strains of rice to withstand increasing temperatures in Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/New-GM-Rice-Strains-Needed-to-Withstand-Rising-Temperatures_28747.html
August 5, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE; Washington) announced $1 billion in stimulus funding for an altered version of the FutureGen clean coal project, which includes Air Liquide's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/DOE-Funds-New-FutureGen-Project_28625.html
August 5, 2010
A consortium, featuring Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo) and Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has been selected by power company E.ON to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Mitsubishi-Foster-Wheeler-Selected-for-U-K-CCS-Project-Design_28569.html
August 4, 2010
DuPont has introduced a new range of nanofiber-based, polymeric separators for high-performance lithium ion batteries. The separators, marketed under the name Energain, generate more...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Lithium-Ion-Batteries-DuPont-Introduces-Power-boosting-Separators-Builds-U-S-Production-Facility_28537.html
August 3, 2010
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) is acquiring a large stake in Solarfun Power Holdings (Qidong, China) through three separate transactions. Solarfun, listed on Nasdaq, is a vertically...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Hanwha-Chemical-Acquires-Chinese-Photovoltaics-Firm-Solarfun-Updated_28511.html
August 2, 2010
Two engineers at Stanford University have developed a cheaper, cleaner waste water treatment process which generates greenhouse gases (GHG) nitrous oxide and methane. These gases may...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Gases-from-Waste-water-to-Power-Rockets_28478.html
July 30, 2010
This Week on CW: The trend of strong second-quarter earnings continued this week. BASF's earnings rose 30% on demand increases, as DuPont's income shot up 92%. Ineos's EBITDA rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-30_28460.html
July 29, 2010
A project involving DuPont, 3M, auto parts maker Bosch (Stuttgart, Germany), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) has received a $1.6 million grant from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/DuPont-3M-Battery-Project-Receives-DOE-Grant_28436.html
July 29, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a combined total of $106 million to six separate projects to convert captured CO2 emissions into useful materials including cement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Unleashing-the-American-Innovation-Machine-DoE-Awards-$106-Million-to-Develop-Materials-from-CO2_28426.html
July 28, 2010
New U.S. EPA rules on coal-fired power plants could prompt utilities to switch to natural gas fed power plants, reports say. Such 'fuel-switching' has long been a concern of the U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-Coal-Rules-Could-Prompt-Fuel-Switching_28394.html
July 28, 2010
Christiana Figueres, newly installed as the secretary general for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has called on governments to pull together and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/UN-Calls-for-Multilateral-Action-Ahead-of-Bonn-Climate-Talks-video_28376.html
July 27, 2010
A new study by the World Resources Institute (WRI; Washington, DC) has found that existing federal and state authority is insufficient to meet the Obama administration's stated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Study-Finds-Federal-Rules-Insufficient-to-Meet-GHG-Reduction-Goals_28366.html
July 26, 2010
The Energy-Intensive Users Group (EIUG; London) and Trade Union Congress (TUC; London) have published a report predicting that by 2020 total energy bills for energy intensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Energy-intensive-Industries-Rally-Against-U-K-Climate-Policies_28337.html
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