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November 7, 2012
Chemical industry leaders say President Obama’s reelection yesterday means it is time to set aside partisan disputes and get back to work on restoring the US economy and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-assesses-prospects-for-second-Obama-term_47508.html
November 7, 2012
The European Commission has announced proposals to reduce European Union emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases) by two-thirds, through 2030, compared with today's levels. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-proposes-major-cuts-in-fluorinated-gas-emissions_47499.html
October 29, 2012
A recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report says the development of algae-based biofuels poses sustainability concerns. Issues include the large amount of water used...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/National-Academy-of-Sciences-finds-algae-based-biofuels-pose-sustainability-concerns_47318.html
October 29, 2012
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) says measures requiring labels on genetically modified (GM) foods would “mislead and falsely alarm...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/AAAS-GM-labelling-would-mislead-consumers_47316.html
October 24, 2012
Marks & Spencer (M&S; London), a leading retail company, has published a new set of commitments related to the safe use of chemicals in textile production, with the aim of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Marks-and-Spencer-to-eliminate-hazardous-chemicals-from-its-clothing-products-by-2020_47189.html
October 24, 2012
EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels in 2011 were consistent with a decreasing trend observed since 2004, according to the European Commission's annual report on the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-greenhouse-gas-emission-cuts-are-on-track-to-meet-Kyoto-Protocol-target_47182.html
October 23, 2012
Two NGOs, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB; Brussels) and ClientEarth (London), have jointly released a report in which they accuse the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-NGOs-accuse-ECHA-of-failing-to-enforce-Reach-regulation_47144.html
October 22, 2012
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says that US is increasingly vulnerable to coordinated cyber attacks that could virtually paralyze parts of the nation's transportation system or...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-DOD-calls-for-better-cybersecurity-for-critical-infrastructure_47133.html
October 22, 2012
Dow Chemical chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris was elected chairman of the Business Council (Washington), an organization comprised of US CEOs that advises the government on business...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Liveris-elected-chairman-of-US-Business-Council_47128.html
October 22, 2012
Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, says that Canadian regulatory authorities have approved its Enlist corn trait and soybean trait, part of the company’s Enlist weed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Canada-approves-Dow-AgroSciences-corn-and-soybean-trait_47129.html
October 22, 2012
The US Department of Commerce has set final tariffs of about 18–250% for solar photovoltaic cells imported from China, a decision that drew sharp criticism from Chinese...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/US-sets-tariffs-of-up-to-250-percent-on-photovoltaic-cells-from-China_47132.html
October 22, 2012
Tosoh says that it will begin this month the manufacture and sale of a new industrial cleaning solvent that it has developed independently at the company’s Nanyo complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Tosoh-replaces-bromine-based-solvent-with-non-halogen-product_47127.html
October 22, 2012
The European Commission has published a proposal to limit global land conversion for biofuel production, and raise the climate benefits of biofuels used in the European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-proposal-would-limit-food-based-biofuels_47131.html
October 18, 2012
ACC has launched the Rare Earths Technology Alliance (RETA), a group to advocate for “the development of a healthy and competitive global market for rare earth elements,”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-launches-rare-earths-group_47061.html
October 18, 2012
Germany's chemical industry, the largest in Europe and the third-largest industrial sector in the country, can look ahead to a bright future, with a potential 40% increase in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Innovation-is-key-to-German-chemical-industry-growth-study-says_47023.html
October 16, 2012
Reverdia (Delft, Netherlands), a joint venture between DSM and Roquette (Lestrem, France); and Helm (Hamburg) say they have signed an agreement for the distribution and market...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Reverdia-and-Helm-sign-distribution-agreement-for-biobased-succinic-acid-in-Europe_47006.html
October 11, 2012
Seven employees were taken to a local hospital after an explosion or fire at Sun Chemical’s US Ink plant at East Rutherford, NJ, on Tuesday, the company says. Five of the seven...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Seven-employees-hurt-in-accident-at-NJ-inks-plant_46885.html
October 11, 2012
Chemists at Queen's University Belfast (Belfast, UK) say they have devised a novel, environmentally friendly technique for the rapid production of metal-organic frameworks (MOF)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UK-university-develops-environmentally-friendly-MOF-production-method_46878.html
October 10, 2012
France’s Senate, on 9 October, unanimously voted in favor of a measure to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and medical devices, beginning July 2015. The measure...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Frances-Senate-approves-ban-on-BPA-in-food-packaging-medical-devices_46854.html
October 9, 2012
Clariant is today opening a second production unit for the non-halogenated Exolit OP flame retardant (FR) at the Hürth-Knapsack plant in Germany. The new facility doubles the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Clariant-doubles-capacity-for-non-halogenated-Exolit-OP-flame-retardant-in-Germany_46812.html
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