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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
July 26, 2010
Tenaska, an energy company, says it has selected Fluor’s Econamine FG Plussm carbon capture technology for use in its Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center (Sweetwater, TX), which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Tenaska-Selects-Fluor-Carbon-Capture-Technology_28335.html
July 23, 2010
This Week on CW: Despite mounting economic fears, chemicals sector earnings were strong in the last quarter, with PPG and Cytec easily beating analyst estimates. Companies remain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-23_28320.html
July 21, 2010
The Tecnalia Construction Unit (TCU: Madrid), says it has developed a process for manufacturing cement that, when compared with standard cement, cuts CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Nanotech-Concrete-Paves-Way-for-Greener-Future_28195.html
July 21, 2010
Arvind Varma, professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University (Indiana) has filed a patent for a process to generate hydrogen at low cost and to a high level of purity. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Scientists-Develop-Catalyst-free-Route-to-High-purity-Hydrogen_28192.html
July 20, 2010
Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris) has welcomed the call in recent days by ministers in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/OECD-Adds-to-Case-for-30-percent-Carbon-Emissions-Cut-by-EU-Dismisses-Industry-Concerns_28164.html
July 16, 2010
This week on CW: Photo courtesy eyesplash Mikul's flickr photostream, via creative commons license. A gold medal for the chemical business? Dow is going to sponsor the Olympics through...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-16_28108.html
July 13, 2010
The U.K. government has announced plans to introduce a “radical research program” to understand how the U.K. uses imported palm oil so that it can take action and halt...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/U-K-to-Map-its-Palm-Oil-Use-in-Bid-to-Avoid-Deforestation_28014.html
July 7, 2010
ACC has filed a petition with U.S. EPA seeking to spur the agency to re-evaluate its approach to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) rules, a necessary component of the Clean...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/ACC-Files-Clean-Air-Act-Petition-in-Effort-to-Stop-GHG-Rules_27881.html
July 5, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says the Chinese government remains committed to the plan announced last November to cut its carbon intensity 40%-45% by 2020, compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-Committed-to-Reduce-CO2-Emissions_27832.html
June 21, 2010
Dow Chemical today broke ground on a lithium-ion battery plant in Midland, Michigan. The plant will be built and operated by Dow Kokam, a joint venture between Dow and TK Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-JV-Breaks-Ground-on-Lithium-Ion-Battery-Plant-Update_27523.html
June 17, 2010
The European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) and the European Union (EU) said today that on Monday they had agreed to explore a joint climate finance initiative to provide funds for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Prepares-Climate-Change-Funds-for-Developing-Countries-CCS_27492.html
June 11, 2010
Several prominent chemical firms have signed onto the Save Energy Now Leader program, a voluntary initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE; Washington) under which companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Firms-Sign-on-to-DOE-Initiative_27413.html
June 10, 2010
Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R., AK) resolution to halt EPA's climate regulatory efforts has failed in the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 53-47. The resolution was strongly supported by a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Murkowski-Resolution-Fails-in-Senate_27339.html
June 9, 2010
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a vote on Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R., AK) resolution seeking to halt EPA's regulatory process for greenhouse gases (GHGs) for Thursday, June 10. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Senate-to-Vote-on-Murkowski-Climate-Resolution-on-Thursday-Update_27274.html
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