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March 16, 2011
Senator Bob Casey (D., PA) has reintroduced legislation that would require the oil and gas industry to disclose the chemicals they use in the process hydraulic fracturing, or fracking...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Casey-Reintroduces-Fracking-Disclosure-Bill_33490.html
March 14, 2011
The "shale gale" in North America has changed the equation for petrochemicals companies making decisions on new plant investments. With North America leading the way, advances in production technology have created new opportunities for significant increases in shale gas to boost the potential availability of both gas and natural gas liquids as attractive feedstocks for petrochemicals. How will the petrochemical industry react to these new dynamics?...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Week-at-CERAWeek-Natural-Gas-and-Gas-Liquids-New-Opportunities-for-Petrochemicals_33445.html
March 14, 2011
The Chinese government has set emissions standards for the production of rare earth metals, according to a statement by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The standards will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/China-Launches-Rare-Earths-Pollution-Caps_33141.html
March 11, 2011
This Week on CW: BP is buying a major Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer in a $680 million deal. ExxonMobil Chemical expects growth to be driven by the availability of unconventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-11_33425.html
March 10, 2011
Total Petrochemicals, IFP Energies and its subsidiary Axens have formed an alliance to develop a new technology for the production of bio-ethylene by hydration of ethanol. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Total-Petrochemicals-IFP-and-Axens-form-Bio-ethylene-Technology-Alliance_33341.html
March 9, 2011
The governments of Norway and the U.K. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a three-year R&D collaboration in the fields of industrial biotechnology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Norway-and-U-K-Agree-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Partnership_33303.html
February 24, 2011
BASF is "concerned about Libya" and "hopes the situation will calm down soon," chairman Jürgen Hambrecht says. Wintershall, the energy subsidiary of BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/BASF-Concerned-About-Situation-in-Libya_33012.html
February 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Air Products has dropped its $70/share hostile bid for Airgas as a court upheld the latter's poison pill. LyondellBasell's profits are way, way up. Bayer has started...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Industry-News-Round-Up-Feb-18_32950.html
February 15, 2011
 Investment opportunities in low carbon technology could hit $5 trillion by 2030, according to a study by financial services consulting group Mercer (New York). Although this...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Investment-in-Low-Carbon-Technology-to-Hit-$5-Trillion-by-2030_32861.html
February 11, 2011
The European Union (EU)’s is failing to enhance innovation and human resources fast enough to maintain the competitiveness of the EU chemical industry, Gernot Klotz head of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Improvements-in-Innovation-and-Human-Resources-too-Slow-to-Save-EU-Industry-update-with-video_32799.html
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Industry-Welcomes-EUs-Longer-Term-Linked-Approach-to-Innovation-and-Energy_32702.html
February 4, 2011
Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives an exclusive interview with CW before giving a speech at the launch of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/UNIPCC-Chairman-Highlights-Urgency-for-Chemical-Solutions-to-Climate-Change_32569.html
February 4, 2011
This Week on CW: Dow Chemical's earnings more than doubled on higher selling prices and a 22% rise in volumes. BASF is planning to increase R&D spending again this year. After a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-4_32655.html
February 2, 2011
The European chemical industry has welcomed a call from the European Commission for curbs on derivatives markets and greater use of trade policy to reduce volatility in commodity...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Industry-Welcomes-EU-Call-for-Action-on-Commodities-and-Raw-Materials_32597.html
January 25, 2011
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia is expected to implement a phased increase in the price of gas sold to domestic industrial users and to reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Saudi-Arabia-May-Hike-Feedstock-Prices_32372.html
January 25, 2011
DSM Venturing, the corporate venturing arm of DSM, says it has made an investment in SkySails (Hamburg, Germany), a firm making automated towing kites for ships. DSM says the move is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/DSM-Invests-in-Wind-Propulsion-Firm-SkySails_32374.html
January 24, 2011
Thailand's PTT Chemical (Bangkok), a major petrochemical producer, has purchased an equity stake in biochemcials firm Myriant (Quincy, MA) worth $60 million, the companies announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/PTT-Chemical-Buys-Stake-in-Myriant_32369.html
January 21, 2011
This Week on CW: Cargill is divesting its majority stake in Mosaic for $24.3 billion, in a deal giving rise to rumors of fertilizer being a takeover target. Early reporting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-21_32346.html
January 20, 2011
Energy producers and technology innovators must join forces if the world is to meet the energy market’s projected 25% increase by 2030, according to a series of speakers at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Energy-and-Tech-Firms-Urged-to-Join-Forces_32240.html
January 19, 2011
In a breakthrough which could be used by chemical producers among others, researchers at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) have placed nanocrystals of rock salt into lead...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemistry-Breakthrough-Converts-Waste-Heat-into-Electricity_32212.html
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