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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
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
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