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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
May 24, 2011
The European chemical industry’s Care+ program, which enables small and medium size chemical companies to reduce their energy costs, is notching up a series of successes across...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EUs-Care+-Energy-Program-Notches-up-Early-Successes-update_34868.html
May 23, 2011
Süd-Chemie will award John B. Goodenough, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Texas (Austin), with its inaugural innovation prize, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sud-Chemie-Recognizes-Developments-in-Next-Generation-Lithium-Batteries_35006.html
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
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