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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
June 9, 2010
Start-ups in biomaterials, biofuels and sustainable chemistry are moving into a new phase, in which successfully scaling up production, finding partners, and generating revenues will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Biomaterials-Start-Ups-Moving-to-a-New-Phase_27297.html
June 4, 2010
BASF, the world's largest chemical maker, named CFO Kurt Bock its next chairman this week. Bock will take up the post in May 2011, at the company's next shareholders meeting. Late last...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-4_27237.html
May 28, 2010
Foster Wheeler says, together with energy firm Endesa and the Spanish Foundation, Fundación Ciudad de la Energía (Ciuden), that it has been awarded €180 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Foster-Wheeler-CCS-Project-Selected-for-$223-Million-in-EU-Funding_27074.html
May 26, 2010
France’s environment and energy management agency (Ademe) has selected France Nord, a consortium of several manufacturers from France and across Europe, to undertake a pilot...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/France-Nord-Consortium-Selected-for-$66-Million-Carbon-Capture-Feasibility-Project_27008.html
May 21, 2010
The European Commission is reaching out to other bodies to promote conformity with Reach and share best practices. An agreement with Environment Canada, that country's regulatory body...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-21_26961.html
May 20, 2010
Senator Lisa Murkowski has until the week of June 7 to put her resolution reversing U.S. EPA's endangerment finding on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a floor vote, reports say. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Climate-Resolution-Has-Until-June-7-For-Vote_26867.html
May 20, 2010
Honeywell and DuPont will jointly design and construct the facility but will market and sell the refrigerant, named HFO-1234yf, separately....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Honeywell-DuPont-Form-JV-to-Produce-Refrigerant_26861.html
May 19, 2010
Chem Emissions is CW's periodical series looking at the latest greenhouse gas emissions reports from leading chemical companies. We'll be reporting on the latest numbers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chem-Emissions-Sherwin-Williams_26856.html
May 19, 2010
A newly released report by the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC) calls for the establishment of a carbon price and an emissions "budget" for 2012 through 2050...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/National-Academy-of-Sciences-Report-Calls-For-Carbon-Price_26842.html
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