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September 3, 2010
BASF has said today that pilot tests show is has made a major breakthrough in a carbon capture technology that it is developing with Linde and power company RWE. The new technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Linde-RWE-in-Carbon-Capture-Breakthrough_29244.html
September 1, 2010
The California State Senate has rejected a bill banning the use of plastic bags by retailers, grocers and other establishments. The bill was vociferously opposed by ACC. It would have...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/California-Senate-Rejects-Plastic-Bag-Ban_29153.html
September 1, 2010
LanzaTech’s microbial gas fermentation process may enable chemicals production to be decoupled from petroleum and  food resources because its process uses nonfood, low value gas feed stocks....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/New-Zealand-Start-Up-Produces-Butanediol-from-Waste-Gas_28978.html
August 31, 2010
European Union member states Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands have proposed that 11 chemicals should be classified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and become candidates...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Reach-Eleven-New-Substances-Proposed-for-ECHA-Candidate-List_29109.html
August 31, 2010
Rhodia says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS; Paris), the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENSL; Lyon, France)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Rhodia-Signs-Green-Chemistry-Deal-with-Chinese-French-Institutes_29105.html
August 30, 2010
By Peter Hsiao, partner with law firm Morrison & Foerster (Los Angeles), and colleagues William F. Tarantino, and Andrea L. Tozer.     In a highly anticipated new...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Update-on-Californias-Green-Chemistry-Requirements_29064.html
August 27, 2010
Answers by Jim Stoppert, CEO Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT) ·         How fast is the renewable chemical/biomaterials sector...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/A-View-from-the-Inside-The-Status-of-Renewable-Chemicals_29037.html
August 26, 2010
ACC and Dow Chemical have issued comments criticizing parts of EPA's proposed rule establishing maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for industrial boilers and process heaters...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Industry-Criticizes-EPA-Boiler-Rules_28998.html
August 26, 2010
Research led by scientists from the Peninsula Medical School (Plymouth, U.K.) and the University of Exeter (Exeter, U.K.), in a study of 715 adults, has shown that exposure to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Study-Shows-BPA-Affects-Testosterone-Concentrations-in-Men_29039.html
August 17, 2010
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI: Troy, NY) have created an antibacterial paint for surfaces that are exposed to methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/MRSA-Resistant-Paint-Developed_28830.html
August 17, 2010
Marubeni Corporation and Cargill have signed a general collaboration agreement to promote green house gas (GHG) emission reduction projects. The projects include reducing emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Marubeni-and-Cargill-Link-in-GHG-Emission-Reduction-Projects_28827.html
August 13, 2010
The lack of a comprehensive federal climate policy, including a carbon price, is the key obstacle to full-scale development to full-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Task-Force-Carbon-Price-Needed-for-Full-Scale-CCS_28779.html
August 13, 2010
This Week on CW: A variety of chemical companies saw solid earnings increases, driven by rises in volumes. Braskem, however, was not among them, as the Brazilian's firms earnings slid...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-August-13_28791.html
August 5, 2010
A consortium, featuring Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo) and Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction Group has been selected by power company E.ON to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Mitsubishi-Foster-Wheeler-Selected-for-U-K-CCS-Project-Design_28569.html
August 3, 2010
Novozymes has joined as a founding member of The Sustainability Consortium, a global group comprised of academics, governments, non-government organizations and businesses that aims to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Greening-the-Supply-Chain-Novozymes-Joins-The-Sustainability-Consortium_28513.html
August 2, 2010
Two engineers at Stanford University have developed a cheaper, cleaner waste water treatment process which generates greenhouse gases (GHG) nitrous oxide and methane. These gases may...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Gases-from-Waste-water-to-Power-Rockets_28478.html
July 30, 2010
BASF, energy firm Inpex (Tokyo), and engineering firm JGC (Yokohama, Japan) say they have jointly entered into an agreement to carry out demonstration tests on the effectiveness of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Inpex-JGC-to-Jointly-Test-CCS-Technology-in-Japan_28442.html
July 29, 2010
A project involving DuPont, 3M, auto parts maker Bosch (Stuttgart, Germany), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) has received a $1.6 million grant from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DuPont-3M-Battery-Project-Receives-DOE-Grant_28436.html
July 29, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a combined total of $106 million to six separate projects to convert captured CO2 emissions into useful materials including cement...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Unleashing-the-American-Innovation-Machine-DoE-Awards-$106-Million-to-Develop-Materials-from-CO2_28426.html
July 29, 2010
Researchers at Leeds University (Leeds: U.K.) have discovered a carbon neutral method to generate hydrogen gas from waste vegetable oil created by restaurants and pubs.   Hydrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-K-Scientists-Generate-Hydrogen-from-Waste-Vegetable-Oil_28410.html
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