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June 26, 2008
Solvay has disclosed plans to source energy for its Tavaux, France manufacturing facilities from a biomass thermal power plant. The proposed power plant would be built and operated by...
June 23, 2008
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the chemical industry is entering a new era as the pressure increases for all firms to make their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission data publicly...
June 20, 2008
Industry body the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), in conjunction with its sub-group the Agrochemicals Intermediates Manufacturers in Europe (AIME), at specialty and...
June 17, 2008
The European Commission has fined three groups of companies a combined €79.07 million ($124 million) for conspiring to fix the price of sodium chlorate between 1994 and 2000. The...
June 16, 2008
The potential for a more challenging regulatory environment and the need to improve outreach efforts top ACC’s agenda over the next year, said speakers at ACC’s annual...
June 16, 2008
The chemical industry must develop large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems as part of efforts to meet the challenge of climate change, says Ben van Beurden, executive v.p...
June 16, 2008
Showa Denko says it plans to install a greenhouse gas (GHG) decomposition unit at its Kawasaki, Japan manufacturing complex. The unit will enable the company to reduce GHG emissions by...
June 16, 2008
A fire broke out on June 6 at Reliance Industries’ Nagothane, India complex, killing five workers and injuring more than 50, the company says. At CW’s press time, 42 people...
June 16, 2008
Six people have died and 28 are sickened from a sulfuretted hydrogen leak at Quitan Fertilizer Plant at Anning, China, according to the local government. The gas leak was capped...
June 3, 2008
EPA says that recent samplings of soil collected from residential properties along the Tittabawassee River in Saginaw, MI, downstream from Dow Chemical’s Midland, MI facility...
June 3, 2008
Menu Foods (Toronto) and other pet food manufacturers involved in the melamine-tainted pet food scandal last year have established a $24-million settlement fund to handle numerous law...
June 3, 2008
Solid waste recycler BioGold Fuels (Los Angeles) says it has formed a new subsidiary to produce organic chemicals made from processed municipal solid waste. The new unit, BioGold...
June 2, 2008
The European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC; Brussels) has taken a more proactive approach in recent years to expanding its membership and pursuing its advocacy strategy...
May 7, 2008
Wal-Mart’s (Bentonville, AR) preferred chemicals program will focus on developing a hazard screening tool to analyze products for damage to humans and/or the environment, but the...
April 29, 2008
Wal-Mart, CVS, and other major retailers recently announced they will stop selling baby bottles and other products made with bisphenol-A (BPA). The retailers’ decisions follows...
April 28, 2008
Ineos says it has been informed by the Unite (London) trade union that up to 1,200 of the union’s members at Ineos’s Grangemouth, U.K. refining and petrochemical site...
April 28, 2008
A review of SEC filings shows that companies are doing a poor job of telling shareholders about market risks posed by certain products or ingredients, according to the Investor...
April 25, 2008
Bayer has disclosed at its annual stockholders’ meeting in Cologne, Germany that it is making progress with its plan to further reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas (GHG)...
April 21, 2008
Supplier discussions about the impact of Wal-Mart for many years has centered around the Wal-Mart “cost,” or the effort and efficiency gains required across the supply chain to meet the retailer’s tough price demands. Now Wal-Mart and other retailers are using their buying leverage in ways that create de facto sustainability, environmental, and regulatory standards....
April 21, 2008
Officials from the European Climate Change Programme (ECCP), a European Union (EU) body, have embarked on a scheme to identify which energy-intensive industries in the EU might need...
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