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October 10, 2011
The European Union (EU)’s original group of 15 countries continues to be on course to meet the 8% greenhouse gas emissions reduction agreed under the Kyoto Protocol and most...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-on-Course-to-Exceed-Kyoto-Emissions-Target_38193.html
October 10, 2011
Video interview with Catherine T. Hunt, director/innovation sourcing and sustainable technologies for Dow Chemical on Dow Chemical's hopes and plans for the International Year of Chemistry...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Chemical-Outlines-its-Vision-for-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-video-interview_38154.html
October 10, 2011
By Peter B. Kipp v.p./OpenAlgae (Austin, TX), an algae process technology firm     OpenAlgae recently published a column that addressed the challenge algae companies have...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Renewable-Separations-Drive-Renewable-Oil-Economies_38183.html
October 10, 2011
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it has developed polycarbonate and polyurethane materials to replace glass in automotive applications that are up to half the weight of glass. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-Makes-Environmental-Case-for-Replacing-Automotive-Glazing-with-Polycarbonate_38184.html
October 6, 2011
Environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions are key to Evonik's product development strategy. Evonik says it has begun construction of two innovation centers at its Essen...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Evonik-Expands-R-and-D-Capabilities_37769.html
October 6, 2011
A survey of 50 European Union (EU) policy makers commissioned by Cefic shows that 84% of respondents either agree or somewhat agree “that there is a general perception of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Survey-EU-Industry-Reputation-a-Problem-Hard-Choices-Lie-Ahead_37972.html
October 6, 2011
Chemical companies still have a huge amount of energy efficiency improvements that they could introduce to save money, according to speakers featured in a webcast in the past few days...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Energy-Efficiency-Plenty-of-Low-Hanging-Fruit-Remains_37996.html
October 3, 2011
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting has once again broken attendance records. EPCA president and Ineos group director Tom Crotty, opening the 45th EPCA annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPCA-Attracts-Record-Attendance-International-Year-of-Chemistry-High-on-the-Agenda_37994.html
September 29, 2011
LG has unveiled a green business investment strategy that it hopes will generate 10 trillion won ($8.5 billion) in sales by 2015 and make the company a leader in electric vehicle...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/LG-Plans-$7-Billion-Investment-in-Green-Businesses_37849.html
September 28, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and commercialize isoprene made from renewable sources.  Under the terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Michelin-Taps-Amyris-for-Biobased-Isoprene_37922.html
September 23, 2011
The quality of the data featured in Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) dossiers submitted by industry in 2010 is a problem that industry must address...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Reviews-First-Phase-of-Reach-Dossier-Quality-a-Problem_37762.html
September 22, 2011
Protéus (Nimes, France), a biotech firm and subsidiary of PCAS (Longjumeau, France) has successfully completed a development milestone in a project for Syngenta to optimize...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Syngenta-Progresses-Optimization-of-Sugar-Cane-for-Biofuel_37733.html
September 21, 2011
Carbon emissions reporting practices in the global materials sector, which includes chemicals, are about in line with norms across industry, according to a new report by the Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Materials-Sector-Carbon-Disclosure-Practices-Near-Global-Norms_37731.html
September 21, 2011
Electrochaea (St. Louis, MO), a start-up company says it plans to begin industrial-scale testing of a proprietary anaerobic technology that converts waste CO2 and excess electric power...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-S-Firm-Pilots-Technology-to-Convert-Excess-Electricity-Waste-CO2-into-Natural-Gas_37709.html
September 15, 2011
U.S. EPA has extended the deadline for reporting of inputs to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equations for 2010 and 2011 until March 2013, and 2012 and 2013 until March 2015, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-Extends-Deadline-for-GHG-Emissions-Input-Reporting_37641.html
September 13, 2011
Gevo received two patents related to its yeast-based isobutanol production process, the company says. The two patents, "Yeast Organism Producing Isobutanol at a High Yield,"...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Gevo-Receives-Isobutanol-Patents-Counter-Sues-DuPont_37581.html
September 8, 2011
DSM has been rated as the world's most sustainable chemical company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third year running. The annual rating was...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-Tops-Dow-Jones-Sustainability-Index-for-Third-Year-Running_37459.html
September 7, 2011
BASF says it will partner with real estate company Shanghai Sanxiang on a construction project that is designed to meet China’s green building ‘three-star’ standard...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-and-Chinese-Firm-Team-Up-for-Green-Construction-Project_37416.html
September 5, 2011
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (New Delhi) says it is implementing a program to develop solar cities, which aims to reduce a minimum of 10% of the projected demand of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/India-to-Develop-Solar-Cities_37374.html
September 2, 2011
Adidas has joined Nike and Puma in a pledge to phase out hazardous chemicals in the manufacture of their products. All three companies – the world’s largest three...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Running-with-it-Adidas-Joins-Nike-and-Puma-to-Phase-out-Discharge-of-Hazardous-Chemicals_37350.html
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