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December 12, 2013
Dow Chemical, Cargill, and Life Technologies (Austin, TX) were among the winners of EPA’s 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for work promoting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-Cargill-among-EPA-green-chemistry-award-winners_57320.html
December 6, 2013
The European Council says it has agreed on a proposal aimed at a minimum infrastructure for alternative fuels across the European Union, to be in place by 2030. The council believes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Council-sets-out-approach-to-minimum-infrastructure-for-alternative-fuels-across-EU_57174.html
December 3, 2013
Enerkem (Montreal) announced today that it has begun commissioning front-end systems at its Alberta municipal solid waste (MSW)-to-methanol facility at Edmonton, Canada. When fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Enerkem-begins-commissioning-trash-to-methanol-unit_57053.html
December 2, 2013
The UN climate change conference, which took place recently at Warsaw, was able to reach agreement on a number of important points in spite of some difficult negotiations. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Climate-change-UN-conference-reaches-agreement_57026.html
November 27, 2013
Neste Oil (Espoo, Finland) says it will be awarded a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil's (RSPO) Renewable Energy Directive (RED)-Supply Chain certificate under the RSPO's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Neste-Oil-awarded-the-worlds-first-RSPO-RED-certificate-for-biodiesel_56979.html
November 25, 2013
Germany chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for the economy to play a greater role in the discussion on climate change. The world climate summit, held recently in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/VCI-economy-needs-to-play-a-bigger-role-in-climate-change_56939.html
November 19, 2013
Cabot announced today that it will pay a civil fine and add emission control technology to three of its US carbon black manufacturing sites as part of an agreement with EPA over...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cabot-to-invest-$85-million-in-emission-control-technology_56790.html
November 12, 2013
The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a renewable resource in the chemical industry can be a key strategy to support the sustainable development and future competitiveness of the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cefic-Carbon-dioxide-is-renewable-feedstock_56639.html
November 11, 2013
The volume of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO; Geneva, Switzerland) in its annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/WMO-report-Greenhouse-gases-reach-record-atmospheric-level-in-2012_56614.html
October 29, 2013
Energy and Power Subcommittee chairman Ed Whitfield (R., KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D., WV) today unveiled draft legislation designed to rein in EPA efforts to restrict greenhouse...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Bipartisan-bill-seeks-to-block-EPA-limits-on-power-plant-GHG-emissions_56287.html
October 21, 2013
Clariant announced today that it has supplied its proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2)–Substitute Natural Gas (SNG) catalyst for the methanation unit of Audi’s new power-to-gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Clariant-supplies-catalyst-for-CO2-methanation-plant_56080.html
October 10, 2013
Skyonic (Austin, TX) has broken ground at its Capitol SkyMine plant in San Antonio, TX, the company announced. The plant is expected to capture 300,000 m.t./year of CO2 though the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Skyonic-Corp-breaks-ground-at-its-Capitol-SkyMine-plant-in-Texas_55812.html
October 1, 2013
Technip (Paris) and Shell Cansolv (Montreal) say that they have signed an agreement to leverage each company's expertise in marketing a solution for carbon capture and sequestration...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Technip-and-Shell-Cansolv-to-leverage-CO2-capture-technology_55530.html
September 27, 2013
The influence of humans on the climate is clear and evident in most regions, according to an assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Stockholm). Global...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Global-warming-is-unequivocal-human-influence-is-clear-and-dominant-IPCC-report_55478.html
September 5, 2013
The World Bank (Washington) is identifying ways to do more to reduce the emission of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP)—such as methane and tropospheric ozone, black carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/World-Bank-proposes-further-integration-of-SLCP-reduction-into-its-projects_54938.html
September 4, 2013
Arkema says it has decided to go ahead with plans to build production capacity for the novel, low global warming potential, refrigerant gas hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Arkema-to-build-production-capacity-for-the-novel-refrigerant-gas-HFO-1234yf_54936.html
August 28, 2013
BASF says it has sponsored a junior professorship at University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern; Kaiserslautern, Germany) to investigate tools for the development of new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/BASF-supports-process-development-professorship-at-German-university_54794.html
July 12, 2013
The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-parliament-committee-votes-for-5-5-percent-cap-on-first-generation-biofuels-in-transport-fuel_53608.html
July 11, 2013
Radici Chimica (Bergamo, Italy) says it has signed an agreement with the Italian ministry for the environment to measure and reduce the company's environmental impact. The agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Radici-Chimica-signs-agreement-to-measure-and-reduce-its-environmental-impact_53519.html
July 4, 2013
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) voted today in favor of freezing the auction of a number of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits—backloading—after narrowly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-votes-in-favor-of-backloading-a-freeze-on-the-auction-of-carbon-emission-permits_53379.html
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