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May 19, 2011
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says the U.K. government’s announcement to cut carbon emissions in the country 50% by 2025 from a baseline year of 1990 would...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Chemical-Industry-Feels-Heat-of-50-percent-Carbon-Cuts-with-Ineos-update_34921.html
May 19, 2011
An international team, of scientists, led by researchers at Monash University (Victoria, Australia) has developed a manganese-based catalyst for splitting water into hydrogen and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/International-Team-Develops-Catalyst-for-Splitting-Water_34933.html
May 18, 2011
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and the European Commission, this week has set out a new plan to bring innovative...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/SusChem-Seeks-Public-Partnerships-to-Promote-Sustainable-Chemistry_34911.html
May 16, 2011
BASF says X-Seed, its nanoparticle-based concrete technology, can enable greener concrete containing slag sand and fly ash to be cured quickly at ambient temperature instead of 60C...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Builds-Case-for-Nanoconcrete-Technology_34870.html
May 13, 2011
This Week on CW: M&G is the latest company to announce new construction plans on the Gulf Coast, in the form of a world-scale PET and PTA facility. DuPont, meanwhile, is investing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-13_34865.html
May 13, 2011
Air Products has disclosed that in the past few days it has brought on stream a proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, purification and compression system at energy firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Carbon-Capture-Air-Products-Tests-Technology-in-German-Pilot-Facility_34854.html
May 12, 2011
Dow executive: Do not think of sustainability as a set of hand-cuffs or add-on program, but rather an "unprecendeted catalyst for innovation growth."...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ChemSpec-USA-2011-Sustainability-and-Outreach-Are-Necessary-to-Thrive_34821.html
May 12, 2011
Halting and reversing the effects of climate change should be a national priority, says a report by the Committee on America's Climate Choices, a panel convened by the U.S. National...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Report-Climate-Change-Mitigation-Should-Be-Priority-for-U-S-_34814.html
May 12, 2011
Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will supply all of the CO2 for Sapphire’s Columbus, NM demonstration facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Linde-Sapphire-Partner-for-Algae-Development_34799.html
May 11, 2011
DSM and the starch and starch derivatives company Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France) have announced plans to build a commercial scale plant to produce bio-based succinic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-and-Roquette-Build-Commercial-Scale-Bio-Based-Succinic-Acid-Plant_34685.html
May 9, 2011
Huntsman and Wilmar International (Singapore) have announced plans for a natural alcohols plant at Huntsman's Rotterdam site. Wilmar will own and operate the plant and supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Wilmar-Builds-Natural-Alcohols-Plant-at-Huntsmans-Rozenburg-Rotterdam-Site_34683.html
May 3, 2011
BASF says a series of its plastics films have been confirmed to have “high effectiveness” in preventing mineral oil residues from migrating from cardboard food packaging...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Swiss-Safety-Authority-Confirms-Barrier-Properties-of-BASF-Plastics_34520.html
May 2, 2011
Cereplast (El Segundo, CA), a producer of biobased plastics, has annouced plans to build a bioplastics manufactuting plant at Assisi, Italy. The plant will be designed to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cereplast-to-Build-a-Bioplastics-Plant-in-Italy_34496.html
April 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and its partners, Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co., and Kansai Chemical Engineering Co., have completed work to develop technology to produce ethanol for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/MHI-and-Partners-Complete-Work-on-Cellulosic-Bioethanol-Process_34429.html
April 21, 2011
As the Responsible Care program approaches its 25th anniversary, it needs to update itself to meet new and growing challenges, said speakers and attendees at ACC's Responsible Care...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Responsible-Care-New-Ways-Forward-updated-with-video_34286.html
April 14, 2011
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Decatur, IL) has started production at its bio-based propylene glycol (PG) plant in Decatur, the company announced today. The plant will have a capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ADM-Starts-Production-at-Bio-Based-PG-Plant_34149.html
April 14, 2011
Current U.K. and European policies on biofuels “encourage unethical practices,” according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB; London). The report is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Biofuel-Policies-"Unethical"_34108.html
April 12, 2011
Privately owned metathesis catalyst technology firm Materia (Pasadena, CA), which started up in 1998, says it is on the cusp of major growth. “We’ll be making announcements...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Materia-Moving-to-a-New-Phase-of-Catalyst-Production_34060.html
April 4, 2011
By Dimitri de Vreeze, President, DSM Resins & Functional Materials Last year at DSM we announced a new strategy to address unmet needs in relation to three key global societal...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-Building-a-Platform-for-Innovation-in-a-Volatile-Raw-Material-World_33940.html
April 4, 2011
Privately owned start-up Proterro (Princeton, NJ) is developing a cyanobacteria - a photosynthetic microorganism named Protose - that can generate higher yields of sugar per acre than...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Photosynthetic-Organism-Yields-more-Sugar-than-SugarCane_33938.html
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