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July 20, 2011
The global market for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies is forecast to experience a compound annual growth rate of 25.4% during the next five years, rising to $389 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Carbon-Capture-and-Storage-Tech-Market-to-Reach-$389-Billion-in-2014_36261.html
July 20, 2011
Huntsman’s Performance Products division has announced plans to increase capacity in the near term for its Ultrapure electrolyte solvents at Conroe, TX. Huntsman says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Huntsman-to-Increase-Capacity-for-U-S-Electrolyte-Solvents-Used-in-Lithium-Batteries-update_36192.html
July 19, 2011
The U.K. government’s plans for a number of carbon emission taxes on industry, including a planned carbon price floor, if introduced, would have a serious impact on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Energy-Carbon-Costs-Will-Undermine-U-K-Chemical-Industry_36215.html
July 13, 2011
BASF has begun producing hydroxypropyl carbamate acrylate (HPCA), a crosslinking acrylate monomer, using a proprietary one step enzymatic fermentation process. The HPCA is generated by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Introduces-Novel-HPCA-Monomer-update_36119.html
July 13, 2011
(update with comment from Moody's)   Julia Gillard, Australia’s prime minister, disclosed plans over the weekend to tax the country’s 500 largest emitters of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Australias-Chemical-Industry-to-be-Hurt-by-Carbon-Tax-update_36077.html
July 12, 2011
Cargill says all the palm oil products it sells to Australia, Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and the U.S. will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015. RSPO...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cargill-Vows-100-percent-Sustainable-Palm-Oil-by-2020_36103.html
July 12, 2011
by Steve Donen, vp./Process Development & Engineering, Rivertop Renewables   Often the greatest innovations take place in the laboratory, but as many innovators will tell you...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Five-Considerations-when-Taking-Green-Chemistry-from-Lab-to-Scale_36101.html
July 12, 2011
A pilot proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system, which has been taking hydrogen byproduct from AkzoNobel’s chlor-alkali plant at Rotterdam, the Netherlands and converting...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell-at-AkzoNobel-Passes-Key-Milestone_36099.html
June 28, 2011
DSM says it has agreed to acquire yeast development firm C5 Yeast Company (Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands) from foodstuffs producer Royal Cosun (Breda, The Netherlands) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-Boosts-Biofuel-Offer-with-Acquisition-of-Yeast-Business_35818.html
June 13, 2011
CW’s Alex Scott interviews Ken Kaufman, Dow Corning Corporation’s v.p./Manufacturing, Engineering and Global Operations on Dow Corning’s approach to greening its...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/How-and-Why-Dow-Corning-is-Making-its-Supply-Chain-Greener_35481.html
June 10, 2011
Researchers at U.S. DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL; Richland, WA) and visiting researchers from Wuhan University (Wuchang, China) together have developed a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sodium-Manganese-Oxide-Batteries-a-Low-cost-Option-for-Mass-Energy-Storage_35448.html
June 9, 2011
As reported by CW this week from Süd-Chemie’s ‘Defining the Future’ technology symposium in Beijing, Chinese chemical companies are developing a huge pipeline of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Can-Chinas-Chemicals-from-Coal-Sector-Become-Environmentally-Sustainable_35156.html
June 7, 2011
A study from the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO) has concluded that exposure of bisphenol A (BPA) through diet may be under estimated. In the study, Cheryl Rosenfeld, associate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Study-Concludes-BPA-Accumulates-more-Rapidly-within-the-Body-than-Previously-Thought_35321.html
June 3, 2011
The polycarbonate and bisphenol section of industry group Plastics Europe (Brussels) has emphatically rejected claims made by advocacy group the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-Hits-Back-at-Advocacy-Groups-Claims-on-Bisphenol-A_35266.html
June 2, 2011
Car manufacturer Daimler and gases and technology company Linde Group say they will spend tens of millions of dollars in the coming three years to install 20 hydrogen fuel stations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Daimler-Linde-to-Build-20-H2-Filling-Stations-in-Germany_35242.html
June 1, 2011
ZeaChem (Lakewood, CO), a biotech start-up, and Procter & Gamble, say they have agreed to jointly develop a technology platform for making “drop-in” biobased...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ZeaChem-and-P-and-G-Sign-Joint-Development-Deal_35205.html
May 31, 2011
Solvay has developed a process for capturing and using methane from its soda ash operations in Green River, Wyoming that is set to slash its emissions of carbon dioxide-equivalent...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Soda-Ash-Solvay-Moves-Ahead-of-the-Pack-on-Environmental-Initiatives_34849.html
May 31, 2011
The European Union (EU) Member State Committee (MSC) has identified seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) that are to be further evaluated for their potential harm to human...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Member-States-Identify-Seven-New-Substances-of-Very-High-Concern_35171.html
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