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February 4, 2011
UNESCO unveils its film for the International Year of Chemistry. The short film has been designed to inspire young people to take an interest in chemistry. (Please scroll down to view...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UNESCO-Unveils-Year-of-Chemistry-Film-to-Inspire-Young-Chemists_32643.html
February 4, 2011
Jerome A. Peribere, Dow Chemical's president and CEO of Advanced Materials and exeutive v.p. of the group, in the first video below gives an interview with CW's Alex Scott explaining...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Chemical-Why-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry-is-Key-video-interview_32635.html
February 1, 2011
U.S. Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W) and John Barrasso (R-WY) have respectively introduced two separate bills aiming at blocking EPA's climate regulatory actions. Rockefeller has...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Senators-Introduce-Bills-to-Block-EPA-Climate-Rules_32579.html
January 31, 2011
Informex USA, one of the country’s key specialty and fine chemical expos, for the second year running will host a sustainable technology competition at the show. All...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Informex-Lines-up-Industry-changing-Green-Chemistries_32538.html
January 28, 2011
This Week on CW: At ACI 2010, held this week in Orlando, the cleaning industry expressed renewed optimism as demand continues to rise. Rising demand, of course, means higher volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-28_32528.html
January 27, 2011
This Week on CW: ENI and Novamant are planning to build a massive green chemistry plant in Sardinia, Italy, starting later this year. Europe's emissions trading program is planning to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Jan-27_32475.html
January 27, 2011
Increased state-level activity and ingredient restrictions are are some of the top regulatory challenges facing the soap and detergents sector, says Donna Hillebold, Regulatory Affairs...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACI-State-Regulations-Ingredient-Bans-Top-Regulatory-Agenda_32420.html
January 26, 2011
Carol Browner, a top adviser to President Obama on climate change and energy issues, is planning to resign from her post, according to a Politico report confirmed by White House...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/White-House-Energy-Adviser-to-Resign_32404.html
January 25, 2011
DSM Venturing, the corporate venturing arm of DSM, says it has made an investment in SkySails (Hamburg, Germany), a firm making automated towing kites for ships. DSM says the move is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-Invests-in-Wind-Propulsion-Firm-SkySails_32374.html
January 21, 2011
In an unprecedented move, the European Commission has suspended all spot trading for the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) following a series of major...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Suspends-Emissions-Trading-After-up-to-$38-Million-is-Stolen_32306.html
January 18, 2011
A study by researchers from the University of California (San Francisco), has found that 99% of pregnant women in the U.S. contain 43 hazardous chemicals – some of which are...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Study-Finds-Synthetic-Chemicals-in-99-percent-of-Pregnant-Women-in-U-S-with-analysis_32196.html
January 17, 2011
CW’s analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from top diversified chemical companies reveals that emissions at many firms fell from 2008 to 2009, primarily due to reduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-Industry-Fails-to-Adjust-In-Spite-of-Recession_31946.html
January 12, 2011
U.S. EPA announced today that it will delay greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for industries that use biomass a feedstock until 2014. The agency is soliciting input from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-to-Delay-Biomass-GHG-Rules_32109.html
January 7, 2011
This week in CW: The chemical industry was less energy-efficient in 2009, while GHG emissions fell due to output declines. But companies are generally not taking action. Monsanto swung...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-7_32041.html
January 6, 2011
U.S. EPA has issued a final rule requiring the testing of 19 high production volume (HPV) chemicals for health and environmental impacts. "This rule is one of a series of actions...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-to-Require-Testing-of-19-Chemicals_31887.html
January 5, 2011
Virent Energy Systems (Madison, WI) and HCL CleanTech (Oxford, NC) say they have secured $900,000 in public funding for a project to demonstrate a process for converting cellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Virent-HCL-Secure-Funding-for-Pine-Tree-Sugars-to-Biomaterials-Project_31901.html
December 20, 2010
China’s chemical industry association the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) has joined the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) as an...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dows-Andrew-Liveris-Welcomes-China-as-ICCA-Member_31698.html
December 20, 2010
A report by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE; Washington) says the country could well face shortages of rare earth materials within the next fifteen years. Rare earth materials, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DOE-Report-Details-Possible-Rare-Earths-Shortages_31597.html
December 17, 2010
This Week on CW: In another private equity backed M&A deal, YuleCatto is buying PolymerLatex from TowerBrook Capital Partners for $585.7 million. Nearly 200 nations signed the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-17_31715.html
December 16, 2010
There is not yet a global deal that will protect the world from catastrophic climate change, but the so called Cancun Agreements secured by parties to the UN climate summit in Mexico...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Progress-on-UN-Climate-Agreement-Going-Chemical-Industrys-Way-update-2_31595.html
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