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July 25, 2013
Bayer announced today that it aims to commercialize the use of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) as new raw material for plastics, following a successful test phase. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Bayer-to-commercialize-carbon-dioxide-based-plastics-production-process_53892.html
July 25, 2013
EPA says it has added more than 130 substances to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List. For the first time, 119 chemicals used as fragrances for commercial and consumer cleaning...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-adds-130-chemicals-including-119-fragrances-to-safer-ingredients-list_53885.html
July 24, 2013
Representatives of 28 African countries, under the auspices of Representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have developed a road map that aims to drive the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/African-countries-pledge-to-increase-efforts-for-sound-management-of-chemicals_53858.html
July 19, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has issued revised guidance for assessing the risks posed by pesticides to aquatic organisms, the authority says. The guidance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EFSA-publishes-new-guidance-on-pesticides-and-aquatic-organisms_53769.html
July 15, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published a review of international frameworks for assessing chemical mixtures. The report supports the rollout of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Mixtures-of-chemicals-EFSA-assesses-effects-on-human-health_53641.html
July 11, 2013
The European Commission, member states of the European Union, and European industry are to jointly invest more than €22 billion ($28 billion) in innovation over the next 7...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-and-industry-join-forces-to-invest-$28-billion-in-research-and-innovation_53478.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/environment/Radici-Chimica-signs-agreement-to-measure-and-reduce-its-environmental-impact_53519.html
July 11, 2013
The European Commission says it is proposing stronger legislation on national inspections of waste shipments to ensure that all member states of the European Union have similar levels...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-proposes-stronger-legislation-to-tackle-illegal-waste-shipments_53522.html
July 10, 2013
Ashland will pay $2 million in penalties to settle alleged violations of a consent decree with the EPA at the resins disposal superfund site in Jefferson Borough, PA, EPA says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Hercules-to-pay-$2-million-penalty-for-environmental-violations_53481.html
July 8, 2013
The European Commission says it has launched a consultation on how to use phosphorus—widely used in agriculture and an essential component in fertilizer and animal feed—in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-starts-consultation-on-sustainable-use-of-phosphorus_53421.html
July 4, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published new guidance for assessing the risks to bees from the use of pesticides. Previous risk assessment for honeybees...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EFSA-finalizes-new-guidance-on-risks-to-bees-from-pesticides_53396.html
July 4, 2013
A Swedish-Brazilian consortium has formed Polynol, a three-year initiative resulting from a pilot project in 2012 to build knowledge and business opportunities surrounding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Consortium-to-develop-wood-based-biorefinery-process_53393.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/environment/European-Parliament-votes-in-favor-of-backloading-a-freeze-on-the-auction-of-carbon-emission-permits_53379.html
July 4, 2013
An element of the European Commission's previously reported proposal to reduce the environmental impact of biofuels could ultimately cause higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Oleochemical-industry-urges-EU-against-animal-fats-double-counting-as-renewable-content-in-transport-fuels_53362.html
July 3, 2013
Ava Biochem (Muttenz, Switzerland) has begun operation of the first industrial plant for production of sustainable 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF), the company announced. The first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Ava-Biochem-starts-production-at-first-sustainable-5-HMF-plant_53365.html
July 3, 2013
The European Parliament (Brussels) has added 12 chemicals to the EU list of substances known to pose a pollution risk to surface waters, following a vote on 2 July, the parliament...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-Parliament-adds-12-substances-to-water-pollution-priority-list-3-pharmaceuticals-placed-on-watch-list_53355.html
July 1, 2013
CF Industries announced today that it has begun restarting its operating units at its nitrogen complex at Medicine Hat, AB. The company shut down operations at the complex on 21 June...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/CF-Industries-restarts-Alberta-nitrogen-complex-after-flooding_53299.html
June 26, 2013
Industry groups, including ACC and American Fuels and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFMP), have issued mostly critical reactions to President Obama’s federal climate change...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-mostly-critical-of-Obama-climate-plan_53148.html
June 25, 2013
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have approved for a second time a freeze—backloading—on the auctioning of some carbon dioxide (CO2) emission...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-Parliament-environment-committee-reaffirms-support-for-emissions-trading-fix_53103.html
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