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February 2, 2016
The US Federal Trade Commission’s final amendments to automotive fuel rating, certification, and labeling requirements for certain ethanol-gasoline blends have opened the door to greater blending of ethanol into gasoline. The amendments, announced on 14 January, will go into effect on 14 July. They require that fuel marketers rate and certify all ethanol blends with ethanol content ranging from more than 10% to 83%, on a single pump; and that retailers post labels with ethanol percentage disclosures and the statement, “Use only in Flex-Fuel Vehicles/May Harm Other Engines.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/FTC-rule-paves-way-to-greater-ethanol-blending_76869.html
January 13, 2016
Anellotech (Pearl River, NY), a renewable chemicals technology company, announced Wednesday that it has entered into the next phase of its partnership with beverage company Suntory...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Anellotech-Suntory-enter-second-phase-of-partnership-to-develop-100-percent-biobased-beverage-bottles_76391.html
December 14, 2015
Ministers and other officials from almost 200 nations, after two weeks of negotiation, have reached agreement on climate change at the conference meeting in Paris, COP21. The key...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Climate-change-agreement-reached-in-Paris_75817.html
December 7, 2015
The parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC), negotiating for a global climate change in Paris, have produced a draft of an agreement. The draft amounts to 48...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Climate-change-Draft-agreement-produced-in-Paris_75664.html
December 7, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has concluded that the socio-economic benefits of restricting the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper are unlikely to be higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ECHA-completes-evaluation-of-proposal-to-restrict-use-of-BPA-in-thermal-paper_75666.html
December 3, 2015
Germany’s environment minister has initiated a national competition for the fifth consecutive year on environmental cooling technology. The “Cooling prize 2016” is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Germany-starts-competition-for-cooling-technology-to-reduce-emissions-energy-consumption_75565.html
December 3, 2015
The European Commission has released details of its “ambitious” new circular economy package, designed to facilitate the move to a more circular economy. The package will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Commission-presents-circular-economy-package-update_75545.html
November 27, 2015
Germany has joined an international initiative aimed at phasing out the flaring of waste gas during production of crude oil. The initiative "Zero Routine Flaring 2030" was...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Germany-joins-initiative-to-phase-out-flaring-in-oil-production_75480.html
November 25, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a resolution against a proposal for recycling plastics containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The European Commission, the executive branch of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-Parliament-rejects-proposal-to-allow-recycling-of-plastics-containing-DEHP_75456.html
November 24, 2015
Reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission by using energy from renewable resources, together with improvements in energy efficiency, must be at the heart of any effort to limit the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Climate-change-renewable-energy-and-efficiency-are-key_75438.html
November 17, 2015
BP intends to sell its petrochemical complex in Decatur, AL, as part of a broader reorganization of its global petrochemicals business, the company said on Tuesday....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BP-to-put-Decatur-AL-petrochemical-complex-on-the-block_75278.html
November 10, 2015
The 10th European Bioplastics Conference, which took place December 5 and 6 in Berlin, attracted more than 350 attendees from over 200 companies and nearly 30 countries around the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/10th-European-Bioplastics-Conference-Berlin-Bioplastics-as-a-centerpiece-of-the-circular-economy_75078.html
November 5, 2015
Leaders of the European chemical industry have sent an open letter, published Thursday in the Financial Times, "applauding diplomatic efforts to secure an ambitious and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-chemical-industry-bosses-support-strong-globally-binding-climate-change-agreement_74992.html
October 21, 2015
Dow Chemical and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have released a new study focusing on how nature can help protect business assets from natural disasters. Based on research completed as...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-and-The-Nature-Conservancy-release-study-on-use-of-natural-defenses-for-storms-and-flooding_74523.html
October 7, 2015
EPA’s plans to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (Naaqs) for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion, from 75 ppb, has met with industry opposition. ACC...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPAs-announcement-to-strengthen-ozone-standard-met-with-opposition-updated_74209.html
October 2, 2015
BioAmber (Montreal) says its Sarnia joint venture with Mitsui has begun shipping bio-based succinic acid to customers and producing at commercial scale....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BioAmbers-Sarnia-plant-producing-succinic-at-commercial-scale_74142.html
October 1, 2015
The European Union’s competitiveness council, made up of Europe’s ministers of economic affairs, has held an informal debate, with the participation of representatives from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cefic-EU-ETS-reform-must-be-compatible-with-a-competitive-industry_74109.html
September 29, 2015
Germany’s federal state secretary, Jochen Flasbarth, has called for a strengthening of international efforts better protect people and the environment from the effects of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Germany-says-sustainable-chemistry-is-more-than-safely-using-chemicals_74039.html
September 24, 2015
BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement for the production of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) based on renewable feedstock using Genomatica’s patented process to include...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-expands-BDO-agreement-with-Genomatica-license-covers-world-scale-plant_73888.html
September 23, 2015
Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a public-private partnership between the EU and the Biobased Industries Consortium, on Wednesday announced the launch of a €6...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/European-partnership-launches-Carbosurf-biosurfactants-and-carbohydrates-project_73844.html
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