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June 6, 2013
The European Union is to remove an exemption to its batteries directive that has allowed the use of mercury and cadmium in certain battery applications. The legislation was introduced...
June 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has identified what it says are several weaknesses in a study published by the UK Food and Environment Research Agency...
June 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched a public consultation on draft guidance on how to carry out environmental risk assessments of plant protection...
June 5, 2013
Hans Bruyninckx has taken office as executive director at the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen).  "Environment issues are increasingly complex, interconnected...
May 29, 2013
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil-fuel combustion in the 27 EU member states were 2.1%, or 72.5 million m.t., lower in 2012 than in the previous year, according to early...
May 28, 2013
Evonik Industries and EDF Luminus (Brussels) are installing a Repower wind turbine at Evonik's Antwerp site, Evonik says. Preparations for construction are underway, and construction...
May 24, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a restriction on the use of 3 neonicotinoids that have been associated in recent years with a decline in the number and health of honeybees. The...
May 23, 2013
Braskem (São Paulo) has launched its line of biobased low-density polyethylene (LDPE) derived from sugarcane ethanol, the company has announced. Annual production of biobased...
May 21, 2013
The European Union will review fracking and the environmental concerns over fracking's technique this year, EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger says in an interview with...
May 21, 2013
The European Union plans to reduce energy prices for industry to stimulate growth, create jobs, and improve the competitiveness of European companies, according to a report in German...
May 20, 2013
The government of Canada will invest in technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in oil sands by converting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into commercial products, the National...
May 17, 2013
Competitively priced energy will be essential if the European Union is to deliver jobs and growth alongside progress in combating climate change, Cefic said at a business summit held...
May 13, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is leading a consortium sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bonn) to develop cobalt-based, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)...
May 11, 2013
The board of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has approved the formation of a joint venture with Myriant Corp. (Quincy, MA) to commercialize bio-based technology in Southeast Asia...
May 9, 2013
Bioflex Agroindustrial (São Miguel dos Campos, Brazil) has secured 300.3 million reais ($149.5 million) in financing from the Brazilian Development Bank (Rio de Janeiro) for...
April 30, 2013
Solvay says it has decided to invest an undisclosed sum to build a production unit for the biobased nylon polymer PA6,10 at the company's site at Saint-Fons, France. The plant is...
April 30, 2013
University of Wisconsin–Madison (Madison, WI) chemists have identified an approach to using oxygen gas to convert lignin, a by-product of biofuel production, into a form...
April 29, 2013
The European Commission, following a vote by EU member states today, will proceed with a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids used as insecticides on a variety of crops...
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
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