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March 17, 2011
U.S. EPA has finalized a previously announced extension to the deadline for the greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule. The new deadline is September 30, 2011. The deadline has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-Finalizes-GHG-Reporting-Extension_33510.html
March 16, 2011
Senator Bob Casey (D., PA) has reintroduced legislation that would require the oil and gas industry to disclose the chemicals they use in the process hydraulic fracturing, or fracking...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Casey-Reintroduces-Fracking-Disclosure-Bill_33490.html
March 14, 2011
The Chinese government has set emissions standards for the production of rare earth metals, according to a statement by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The standards will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/China-Launches-Rare-Earths-Pollution-Caps_33141.html
March 14, 2011
Industry aims to preempt a move by the EU to formally adopt a policy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2020, compared with the current target to reduce GHGs 20% by 2020. The commission concludes that reducing the bloc’s carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 would be more cost effective policy in the long term. Cefic says an increased target would be counterproductive because it creates uncertainties in an already unstable, post-crisis business environment.
 
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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cefic-Cautions-EU-Against-Plan-to-Increase-GHG-Reduction-Target_33345.html
March 14, 2011
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels), as part of the activities for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, has launched a video to show how chemistry is used many...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/IYC-EPCA-Launches-Official-Video-to-Attract-Young-People-to-Chemistry-video_33257.html
March 11, 2011
BP has agreed to pay $680 million to acquire 83%  of the shares of Companhia Nacional de Açúcar e Álcool (CNAA; Sao Paulo) from Açúcar e...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BP-Buys-Brazilian-Ethanol-and-Sugar-Producer-Expands-Biofuels-Business_33370.html
March 10, 2011
Total Petrochemicals, IFP Energies and its subsidiary Axens have formed an alliance to develop a new technology for the production of bio-ethylene by hydration of ethanol. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Total-Petrochemicals-IFP-and-Axens-form-Bio-ethylene-Technology-Alliance_33341.html
March 9, 2011
The governments of Norway and the U.K. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a three-year R&D collaboration in the fields of industrial biotechnology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Norway-and-U-K-Agree-on-Biotech-R-and-D-Partnership_33303.html
March 7, 2011
On a visit with an auto manufacturing customer a few years ago, I asked him what he would like to change about his cars. He said he would love to have components to build cars that are safer for drivers and lighter weight to decrease emissions. Oh, and they should also be less expensive than what we use today. After I got over the initial reaction to such a tall order, I said, “Great idea. We’ll get to work on that.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/All-Components-are-Not-Created-Equal_33224.html
March 7, 2011
Are you “overwhelmed by the number of eco-labels and certifications in the marketplace?” asks BASF. If you are, then the company’s eco-label directory, introduced in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Introduces-Eco-label-Directory_33232.html
March 4, 2011
This Week on CW: The U.S. House and Senate have both introduced bills extending the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS. Earnings rose at North American commodity and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-4_33228.html
March 1, 2011
U.S. EPA is extending the deadline for industrial and other facilities to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to late summer, the agency announced today. The previous deadline was...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-Extends-GHG-Reporting-Deadline_33152.html
March 1, 2011
Codexis (Redwood City), an enzymes technology firm, yesterday said it is making “significant progress” in its development of a commercial-scale enzyme that can reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Codexis-Expands-into-Industrial-Applications-Unveils-Carbon-Capture-Technology_33133.html
February 28, 2011
Dow is allocating $100 million to further internal projects that will increase the energy efficiency of the company's operations and lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-to-Allocate-Energy-Efficiency-Project-Funding_33111.html
February 28, 2011
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) yesterday officially opened the first repository of reference nanomaterials. The center is designed to facilitate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Opens-Repository-for-Nanomaterials_32911.html
February 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Air Products has dropped its $70/share hostile bid for Airgas as a court upheld the latter's poison pill. LyondellBasell's profits are way, way up. Bayer has started...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Industry-News-Round-Up-Feb-18_32950.html
February 18, 2011
Bayer earlier today started-up a pilot plant at Leverkusen that uses CO2 as a raw material for making plastic. The plant produces a chemical precursor into which CO2 is incorporated...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-Starts-Up-Pilot-for-CO2-to-Plastics-Eyes-Full-Production-in-2015_32921.html
February 15, 2011
A study released today by Standard & Poor's (S&P; New York) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) found that federal climate action is unlikely to pose a major credit risk to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Study-Climate-Policies-Unlikely-to-Pose-Credit-Risk_32878.html
February 10, 2011
Robinson Brothers (West Bromwich, UK) is leading a consortium that has received $8 million in European Comission (EC) FP7 framework funding to research and develop new 'safe rubber'...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Consortium-Receives-$8-Million-Grant-for-Rubber-Technology_32731.html
February 9, 2011
DSM, Zeon and Novomer each won profiles in sustainability awards at Informex's gala dinner in Charlotte last night. The awards have three categories: product innovation, process...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Informex-Announces-Sustainability-Award-Winners_32730.html
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