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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
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
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