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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
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
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