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November 19, 2010
Cefic has published a new report entitled ‘Skills for Innovation’ to advise European Union (EU) regulators and higher education establishments on the requirements of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Cefic-Addresses-Skills-Shortage-with-video_31077.html
November 11, 2010
Paul-Joel Derian, group v.p./R&D at Rhodia recently has become chairman of the Board for The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint industry and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Rhodias-Derian-Outlines-Latest-Plans-for-Suschem-with-video_30817.html
September 30, 2010
Bayer says it has begun offering expertise in process and plant safety to chemical and pharmaceutical companies via its business unit Bayer Technology Services (BTS). The new service...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Bayer-Offers-Plant-and-Process-Safety-Services_29876.html
September 23, 2010
Researchers from Rice University (Houston, TX) say they have developed a catalyst that is up to five times more efficient than existing technologies at cracking heavy oil byproducts...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Rice-University-Researchers-Develop-Refining-Catalyst-with-Five-Times-Current-Efficiencies_29705.html
September 8, 2010
A study by ACC and Accenture has identified that product quality and reliability of supply – not price of goods – are the most important factors when it comes to selecting...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/ACC-Accenture-Study-Chemical-Quality-Becomes-the-Important-Issue_29304.html
September 2, 2010
Robert Ehrenfeld, a pioneering U.S. chemist, played an integral role in the development of fluorine-based materials for the Manhattan Project- the first atomic weapons program - in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Fluorochemicals-Halocarbon-Legacy-Thrives-in-Modern-World_29132.html
August 31, 2010
A recent survey featuring 1,300 companies conducted jointly by Accenture and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has reveals that chemical firms will have to be more deliberate if they are to meet the varied expectations of customers across regions. The survey also found that building operational excellence that enables customers to deliver the basics of product performance, quality and supply reliability is key to customer’s success....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Gaining-Local-Perspectives-on-a-Global-Business_29112.html
August 25, 2010
A ‘square plug in a round hole’ is a statement about situations that do not fit in normal life but under the right circumstances we can live with them. If this happens in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Square-Plug-in-a-Round-Hole-Does-this-Scenario-Exist-in-Pharmaceuticals_29015.html
July 29, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a combined total of $106 million to six separate projects to convert captured CO2 emissions into useful materials including cement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Unleashing-the-American-Innovation-Machine-DoE-Awards-$106-Million-to-Develop-Materials-from-CO2_28426.html
July 5, 2010
Cefic president and CEO Christian Jourquin is calling on chemical companies to take up available European Union (EU) funds of €600 million ($750 million) that are being available...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Cefic-Ups-Emphasis-on-Innovation-Flags-$750-Million-EU-Fund-video_27837.html
June 30, 2010
A study by Helmut Kaiser (Zürich, Switzlerland), a consulting firm, predicts that there will be a phenomenal hike in demand for ionic liquids during the next 10 years, with sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Sales-of-Ionic-Liquids-to-Hit-$3-4-Billion-by-2020-up-from-$300-Million_27752.html
June 21, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., and Codexis (Redwood City, CA), an enzymes firm, have been honored with the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. EPA for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Merck-and-Codexis-Honored-with-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award_27522.html
June 17, 2010
A group of researchers from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS; Sofia, Bulgaria) has devised a system for optimising bioethanol production from starch using a single reactor in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Scientists-Optimize-Single-Reactor-Yeast-Process-for-Producing-Bioethanol-from-Starch_27489.html
May 25, 2010
Patents pending that relate to techniques for generating synthetic cells could provide the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) with a “monopoly” position on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Monopoly-Concerns-Over-Patents-for-J-Craig-Venter-Institutes-Synthetic-Cell-Technology-update_27001.html
May 25, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) says it has successfully created a synthetic bacterial cell using laboratory chemicals and knowledge relating to the manipulation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Craig-Venter-Institute-Creates-First-Synthetic-Cell-Paves-Way-to-New-Wave-of-Biomaterials_27000.html
May 24, 2010
SAP has made CSC Consulting (Falls Church, VA) the recipient of two of its 2010 Pinnacle Awards, with one for Customer Satisfaction, and another for services relating to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/SAP-Recognizes-CSC-for-Sustainability-Services_26969.html
May 21, 2010
The second annual Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) featuring discussions between industry executives and chemicals sector stakeholders from around the world concluded today in Helsinki...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Blog-Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum-Could-California-Hold-the-Key-to-EU-Chemical-Industry-Survival_26959.html
April 30, 2010
John Prows, v.p./manufacturing excellence at Huntsman's performance products division, said the following at CW's webcast, Reduce Energy Costs with Advanced Process Design, on Tuesday...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Blog-The-Story-of-Energy-Efficiency-Improvements-at-Port-Neches_26499.html
April 23, 2010
Huntsman says it has significantly reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by introducing a series of energy management systems during the past two years at its Port Neches, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/Huntsman-Saves-Millions-of-Dollars-with-Energy-Efficiency-Overhaul-at-Port-Neches-TX_26245.html
March 25, 2010
Potassium Ferrate is also now available in kilogram quantities, which process developers Ferratec and Battelle hope will drive new uses for the formerly pricey chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/manufacturing_excellence/New-Production-Process-Slashes-Potassium-Ferrate-Price_25597.html
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