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March 16, 2012
The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA; Tokyo) says it has formulated a guideline for a methodology to evaluate the reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of green...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Japan-Chemical-Industry-Association-Formulates-Guideline-for-Calculating-Reduction-in-CO2-Emissions_42063.html
March 15, 2012
 Ongoing inaction to prevent global climate change will lead to irreversible environmental damage and curb economic growth, according to a report published today by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/OECD-Warns-of-Severe-Consequences-of-Inaction-over-Climate-Change_42031.html
March 14, 2012
U.K. government energy secretary Edward Davey has launched a competition worth up to £20 million to fund the development of innovations in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Offers-£20-Million-$31-Million-Prize-to-Boost-Carbon-Capture-Innovation_41979.html
March 13, 2012
Poland at a ministerial level meeting on Friday vetoed a proposal by the European Union (EU) to introduce an 80-95% cut in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, from a baseline of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Poland-Vetoes-EUs-Planned-Route-to-Low-Carbon-Economy_41960.html
March 12, 2012
A study by the Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA) says a review of 213 cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care and other common consumer products show they contain “complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-Criticizes-Science-Used-in-Consumer-Products-Study_41929.html
March 9, 2012
More than a dozen research institutes located between Mazovia - a region in east-central Poland - and Warsaw have agreed to work together to promote the commercialization of green...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Polish-Research-Institutes-Create-Green-Chemistry-Cluster_41898.html
March 9, 2012
Air Liquide says it has purchased the landfill gas-to-natural gas assets of Georecover Live Oak (Conley, GA) for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes Georecover’s landfill gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Air-Liquide-Acquires-Georgia-Landfill-Gas-to-Natural-Gas-Assets_41899.html
March 7, 2012
The U.K. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has scheduled an auction between May and July of this year for the purchase of carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Announces-Auction-for-12-Million-EU-Emissions-Trading-Permits_41854.html
March 7, 2012
A new study following 1,619 people over 10 years shows that healthy people with higher urine concentrations of Bisphenol A (BPA) subsequently were more likely to develop heart disease...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/10-year-Study-Links-Bisphenol-A-to-Future-Heart-Disease_41844.html
March 6, 2012
The European Commission has proposed that the region takes “decisive action” to accelerate innovation relating to key raw materials, and agricultural products, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Proposes-Innovation-Partnerships-for-the-Supply-of-Raw-Materials-Agricultural-Products_41822.html
March 5, 2012
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel) says it has completed expansion of its plant in the Negev desert manufacturing Alguard, Frutarom's skin-active shield ingredient derived from red microalgae...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Frutarom-Hikes-Capacity-for-Bioactive-Raw-Material-Alguard_41786.html
March 2, 2012
Members of the European Parliament’s (MEP) industry committee this week voted for a proposal to withhold emissions trading scheme (ETS) carbon permits from industry in order to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Takes-First-Step-to-Increase-the-Price-of-Carbon-Emissions-Allowances_41705.html
February 29, 2012
Korea has delayed by at least a month, the approval of a cap-and-trade system to be established by 2015, for cutting carbon emissions, say press reports. The legislative and judiciary...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Korea-Delays-Approval-of-Carbon-Trading-System_41669.html
February 27, 2012
BASF has agreed terms to acquire Merck KGaA’s (Darmstadt, Germany) battery electrolytes business. BASF says the purchase price is in the "low double-digit millions" of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Buys-Merck-KGaAs-Battery-Electrolyte-Business-update_41500.html
February 27, 2012
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that China has established a new renewable energy research center at Beijing, as part of the country's efforts to realize...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/China-Establishes-Renewable-Energy-Center_41592.html
February 24, 2012
BASF has set a series of new environmental, health and safety goals for the group. One of its new goals is to increase energy efficiency - defined as the amount of products sold in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Targets-35-percent-Hike-in-Energy-Efficiency-by-2020_41574.html
February 22, 2012
Lanxess (Leverkusen) says it has invested $10 million in BioAmber (Mineapolis, MN) as a part of a private placement. The investment strengthens Lanxess's commitment to renewable raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Lanxess-Invests-$10-Million-in-BioAmber_41534.html
February 21, 2012
Novozymes has called for a growing European Union (EU)-China cooperation in bioeconomy, at the 7th EU-China business summit at Beijing, earlier this month. Michael Fredskov...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Novozymes-Calls-for-EU-China-Cooperation-in-Bioeconomy_41498.html
February 21, 2012
BASF says it plans to phase out the production and sale of lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014. The move follows the European Union’s (EU) evaluation of the substance under...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Reach-Legislation-Drives-BASF-to-Phase-Out-Lead-Chromate-by-2015_41493.html
February 20, 2012
ExxonMobil has been fined a total of £3.6 million ($5.7 million) for failing to disclose to the U.K. government the total CO2 emissions from its ethylene facility at Mossmorran...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ExxonMobil-Pays-Record-$5-7-Million-Fine-for-Failing-to-Disclose-CO2-Emissions_41492.html
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