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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
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-Welcomes-EUs-Longer-Term-Linked-Approach-to-Innovation-and-Energy_32702.html
February 8, 2011
The U.K. government, via its Technology Strategy Board (TSB), has agreed to fund feasibility studies for 10 industrial biotechnology projects that aim to convert biomaterials into high...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Part-funds-10-Early-stage-Biotech-Projects_32681.html
February 4, 2011
By Theresa Kotanchek, Global Director of Sustainable Technologies January 2011 marks the beginning of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), an initiative designated by the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Becomes-First-Global-Partner-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_31699.html
February 4, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says chemical companies had successfully made 3.1 million classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) notifications of 24, 500...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/CLP-Success-a-Good-Start-to-International-Year-of-Chemistry_31886.html
February 4, 2011
The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) was officially launched today with a series of presentations and films at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. Hans-Ulrich Engel, board...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UN-Year-of-Chemistry-Launches-Only-a-Change-of-Mentality-will-Solve-Global-Issues_32466.html
February 4, 2011
A host of leading lights from the world of chemistry gathered in Paris, France this week to celebrate the launch of the United Nations international year of chemistry (IYC). If there...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/International-Year-of-Chemistry-Great-Launch-Shame-about-the-Communication_32540.html
February 4, 2011
Rajendra K. Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gives an exclusive interview with CW before giving a speech at the launch of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UNIPCC-Chairman-Highlights-Urgency-for-Chemical-Solutions-to-Climate-Change_32569.html
February 4, 2011
This Week on CW: Dow Chemical's earnings more than doubled on higher selling prices and a 22% rise in volumes. BASF is planning to increase R&D spending again this year. After a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-4_32655.html
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