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May 13, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is leading a consortium sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bonn) to develop cobalt-based, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Merck-KGaA-leads-international-consortium-to-develop-cobalt-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells_51950.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
April 29, 2013
The European Commission, following a vote by EU member states today, will proceed with a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids used as insecticides on a variety of crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-proceeds-with-plan-to-restrict-the-use-of-neonicotinoids_51559.html
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/VinylPlus-on-track-to-meet-2020-PVC-recycling-targets_51551.html
April 25, 2013
Researchers from the University of Exeter,UK, have developed a method to produce biodiesel from E. coli bacteria, the university announced. The technology, which is still being...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UK-researchers-develop-technology-to-produce-biodiesel-using-bacteria_51438.html
April 22, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation such as plastic bag bans and global warming initiatives will increase demand for biodegradable plastics in North America, Europe, and Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Demand-for-biodegradable-plastics-expected-to-grow-15-percentyear-through-2017-according-to-IHS-Chemical-report_51336.html
April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 19, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA; Paris), to develop a second-generation biofuel production unit in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Air-Liquide-signs-contract-to-develop-second-generation-biofuel-plant-in-France_51304.html
April 17, 2013
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has urged the Office of Budget Management (OMB) to exercise its oversight role to ensure that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) applies the peer-review process for its Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) report on phthalates following its de novo scientific review....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-calls-for-peer-review-of-pending-phthalates-study_51261.html
April 10, 2013
Biobased plastics production requires only 0.006% of the 5-billion hectare global agricultural area, according to data recently published by industry body European Bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-association-Biobased-plastics-land-use-does-not-pose-threat-to-food-crops_51042.html
March 1, 2013
The Chinese government has issued a list of chemicals and industries for which chemical pollution prevention and control efforts will be prioritized by 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/China-blacklists-58-chemicals-on-environmental-grounds_50143.html
February 22, 2013
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Shanghai) has issued guidance mandating that petrochemical and heavy-metal industries join an environmental liability insurance...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Chinas-environmental-ministry-to-mandate-environmental-liability-insurance_50021.html
February 21, 2013
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) has objected to the findings of the recently published World Health Organization-United Nations Environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ICCA-UN-report-fails-to-meet-scientific-work-standards_49991.html
February 19, 2013
A new report published today by the World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP; Nairobi), entitled State of the Science of Endocrine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/WHO-UNEP-study-calls-for-more-research-on-link-between-endocrine-disruptors-and-disease_49939.html
February 4, 2013
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected an appeal by Honeywell International and DuPont, which sought to overturn a prior ruling regarding certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-court-rejects-DuPont-appeal-in-HCFC-lawsuit_49564.html
February 4, 2013
Socma says its legislative priorities for 2013 include reform of federal chemicals management law, regulatory reform, and chemical plant security. “Given that past comprehensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Socma-details-2013-legislative-priorities_49558.html
February 4, 2013
The Supreme Court next month will hear arguments in a landmark case that will determine intellectual property rights involving unauthorized reuse of Monsanto’s genetically...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Parties-prepare-for-arguments-in-Bowman-v-Monsanto_49557.html
February 4, 2013
The European Commission says it wants EU member states to suspend for two years the use of three neonicotinoid insecticides on sunflowers, rapeseed, corn and cotton, and crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-seeks-suspension-of-some-neonicotnoid-insecticide-uses_49556.html
February 4, 2013
Gina McCarthy, USEPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, is a leading candidate to take EPA administrator Lisa Jackson’s place as EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Gina-McCarthy-a-favorite-to-replace-Jackson-as-EPA-chief_49555.html
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