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June 9, 2011
As reported by CW this week from Süd-Chemie’s ‘Defining the Future’ technology symposium in Beijing, Chinese chemical companies are developing a huge pipeline of...
June 9, 2011
It’s no secret that a fundamental understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is essential to sustaining a global economy. We’ve been alerted by...
June 6, 2011
BASF says it has joined a group of international research organizations in a four-year partnership to develop a multi-technology strategy for controlling the invasive striga weed in...
May 31, 2011
Solvay has developed a process for capturing and using methane from its soda ash operations in Green River, Wyoming that is set to slash its emissions of carbon dioxide-equivalent...
May 27, 2011
Süd-Chemie has concluded its biennial innovation and technology symposium this week in Beijing with the message that it will continue to provide the same level of service and...
May 24, 2011
The European chemical industry’s Care+ program, which enables small and medium size chemical companies to reduce their energy costs, is notching up a series of successes across...
May 23, 2011
The U.K. government has launched a public consultation exercise with businesses to determine whether it should make it mandatory for businesses to report their greenhouse gas (GHG)...
May 18, 2011
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and the European Commission, this week has set out a new plan to bring innovative...
April 21, 2011
As the Responsible Care program approaches its 25th anniversary, it needs to update itself to meet new and growing challenges, said speakers and attendees at ACC's Responsible Care...
April 14, 2011
Emerging chemical technologies have been under the spotlight this week. First generation biofuels – particularly those sourced by European Union (EU) countries have...
April 14, 2011
 A group of government ministers from countries around the world including Germany, Japan, U.K. and the U.S. have agreed to adopt only a limited number of the potential options to...
April 14, 2011
Current U.K. and European policies on biofuels “encourage unethical practices,” according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB; London). The report is the...
April 11, 2011
The recent earthquake in Japan, which I experienced first-hand, and the unfortunate events that followed reinforce the importance of safety in all industries, including the chemical sector. We all think our safety designs are good and our safety procedures effective, and then Mother Nature throws out a surprise to test us....
April 11, 2011
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD; Geneva) has introduced a guide to enhance business understanding of the value of natural resources, including fresh water, food, fiber and natural hazard protection. WBCSD’s guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) will enable firms to explicitly account for the full value of ecosystem impacts and inputs, including the benefits derived from ecosystems as well as the costs associated with their loss, the group says....
April 11, 2011
U.K. industry body the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says it is progressing well with its initiative to bring companies together from along the supply chain to agree on...
April 7, 2011
Aluminum manufacturer Alcoa says it has begun collaborating with enzymes developer Codexis (Redwood City, CA) and CO2 Solutions (Quebec, Canada), a carbon capture technology company...
March 29, 2011
Rhodia says it has introduced a new range of solvents derived from renewable raw materials. The company’s Augeo SL 191 solvent is derived from glycerin. It is has been designed...
March 29, 2011
Increasing pressure from global industry customers such as Philips, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Walmart is spurring leading chemical companies to manage risks better and ensure their supply chains are more sustainable....
March 25, 2011
Japan’s chemical industry continues to be significantly adversely affected by the recent earthquake. CW's journalists are following any reports of shortages of certain materials...
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