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January 30, 2012
Biotech has been in the news this week with innovation deals and developments including those that emerged at The Biobased Chemicals Summit held in San Diego this past week was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Jan-30_40885.html
January 27, 2012
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) has filed suit to block the U.S. EPA’s conditional approval of nanosilver, an antimicrobial used in textiles, medical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/NRDC-Sues-EPA-to-Block-Nanopesticide-Approval_40869.html
January 26, 2012
A health and environment advocacy group has released a report calling for increased federal oversight of bisphenol A (BPA), detailing short- and long-term action on U.S. federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Details-Action-Federal-Authorities-Can-Take-to-Regulate-BPA_40792.html
January 26, 2012
Advanced biofuels are set to become an important factor in the global economy and could replace more than 50% of the world's gasoline demand in 2030, according to a report by Bloomberg...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Study-Biofuels-Could-Replace-50-percent-of-Gasoline-by-2030_40779.html
January 26, 2012
Desso (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a manufacturer of carpets and flooring systems made from materials such as nylon 6, nylon 6,6 and polypropylene (PP), in 2007 changed its business...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cradle-to-Cradle-Manufacture-Flooring-Producer-Desso-Lays-Out-New-Approach_40781.html
January 26, 2012
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh, U.K.), a biotech company developing a process for converting whiskey byproducts into biobutanol and other biochemicals, has been launched yesterday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-K-Spin-out-Firm-to-Generate-BioButanol-from-Whiskey-Byproduct_40714.html
January 25, 2012
Solvay has created Solvay Energy Services, a new business selling expertise within the group and to third parties to optimize energy costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Solvay...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Solvay-Creates-Energy-Services-Business_40687.html
January 25, 2012
BOC, a subsidiary of Linde, has been brought in as a technology partner to codevelop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system at the Drax coal fired power station (Selby, U.K.). BOC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Linde-to-Codevelop-CCS-Project-in-U-K-_40743.html
January 25, 2012
The U.S. National Research Council has detailed a plan the U.S. should follow for assessing the safety of nanomaterials in anticipation of its their increased use in a wide variety of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Science-Academy-Issues-Five-Year-Nanomaterials-Research-Plan_40753.html
January 20, 2012
by James Clark, professor of green chemistry, York University (York, U.K.). The past year was another good year for green chemistry events. I was lucky enough to attend excellent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/The-12-Misunderstandings-of-Green-Chemistry_40667.html
January 19, 2012
The Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS; London) says the U.K. government and an industry consortium have launched a hydrogen fueling study, dubbed UKH2Mobility...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-K-Launches-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-Electric-Vehicle-Study_40548.html
January 17, 2012
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has rejected EPA's attempt to delay implementation of its 2011 rules governing air toxic emissions from industrial boilers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Decision-on-Boiler-Rules-Creates-Compliance-Uncertainties_40475.html
January 17, 2012
EPA is requesting nominations for outside experts to review its controversial report linking water contamination in Wyoming to hydraulic fracturing. EPA's draft analysis met with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Seeks-Outside-Experts-to-Review-Controversial-Fracking-Report_40524.html
January 16, 2012
The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has finalized changes to the process used for adding substances to the Report on Carcinogens (RoC). ACC and other industry groups have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/NTP-Signs-Off-on-Changes-to-Carcinogens-Report-Procedures_40461.html
January 16, 2012
New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D., Endwell) says a top priority this year will be advancing legislation to strengthen trichloroethylene (TCE) standards. Lupardo says state and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/New-York-Lawmaker-Pushes-for-Stronger-TCE-Standards_40464.html
January 16, 2012
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has asked the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to "investigate and quickly provide public information on the seismic impacts of hydraulic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lautenberg-Asks-Officials-to-Investigate-Seismic-Impacts-of-Fracking_40491.html
January 16, 2012
Representative Ed Markey (D., MA) is urging EPA to finalize its review of dioxin's noncancer health effects, due out by the end of this month, saying the "two-decades...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Markey-Urges-EPA-to-Finalize-Dioxin-Assessment_40481.html
January 16, 2012
A Government Accounting Office (GAO) report reviewing EPA’s progress in improving its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) says the agency has made recommended changes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Review-of-EPAs-IRIS-Program-Sees-Limited-Progress_40473.html
January 16, 2012
Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, will leave the agency and return to Yale University in February. Anastas’ position is one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-R-and-D-Chief-Heads-Back-to-Yale_40472.html
January 16, 2012
Industry groups say a White House report “Investing in America” highlights the importance of shale gas plays in supporting U.S. industry. Since the mid-2000s, “the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/White-House-Substantial-Benefits-From-Shale-Gas_40463.html
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