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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
July 28, 2010
New U.S. EPA rules on coal-fired power plants could prompt utilities to switch to natural gas fed power plants, reports say. Such 'fuel-switching' has long been a concern of the U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EPA-Coal-Rules-Could-Prompt-Fuel-Switching_28394.html
July 28, 2010
Christiana Figueres, newly installed as the secretary general for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has called on governments to pull together and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/UN-Calls-for-Multilateral-Action-Ahead-of-Bonn-Climate-Talks-video_28376.html
July 27, 2010
A new study by the World Resources Institute (WRI; Washington, DC) has found that existing federal and state authority is insufficient to meet the Obama administration's stated...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Study-Finds-Federal-Rules-Insufficient-to-Meet-GHG-Reduction-Goals_28366.html
July 26, 2010
The Energy-Intensive Users Group (EIUG; London) and Trade Union Congress (TUC; London) have published a report predicting that by 2020 total energy bills for energy intensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Energy-intensive-Industries-Rally-Against-U-K-Climate-Policies_28337.html
July 26, 2010
Tenaska, an energy company, says it has selected Fluor’s Econamine FG Plussm carbon capture technology for use in its Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center (Sweetwater, TX), which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Tenaska-Selects-Fluor-Carbon-Capture-Technology_28335.html
July 26, 2010
Scientists from Oregon State University (OSU; Corvallis, OR) have discovered a significant advance in the development of a system for generating electricity from biowaste. They...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Nanoparticles-for-Generating-Electricity-from-Waste_28329.html
July 21, 2010
The Tecnalia Construction Unit (TCU: Madrid), says it has developed a process for manufacturing cement that, when compared with standard cement, cuts CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Nanotech-Concrete-Paves-Way-for-Greener-Future_28195.html
July 21, 2010
Arvind Varma, professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University (Indiana) has filed a patent for a process to generate hydrogen at low cost and to a high level of purity. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Scientists-Develop-Catalyst-free-Route-to-High-purity-Hydrogen_28192.html
July 21, 2010
Süd-Chemie says it will build Germany´s largest plant for the production of biofuels from straw and that it will build it with subsidies from the Bavarian State Government...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Sud-Chemie-Secures-Subsidy-for-Germanys-Largest-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant_28185.html
July 20, 2010
Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris) has welcomed the call in recent days by ministers in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/OECD-Adds-to-Case-for-30-percent-Carbon-Emissions-Cut-by-EU-Dismisses-Industry-Concerns_28164.html
July 16, 2010
Research groups have developed a system for the European Commission that quantifies the environmental impact of biofuels. The system represents part of the commission’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Creates-Environmental-Rating-System-for-Biofuels_28097.html
July 9, 2010
Rising concentrations of antidepressant drugs in coastal waters around the U.K. could be changing sea-life behaviour and potentially damage the food-chain, according to a new study...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Antidepressants-Entering-Aquatic-Ecosystems-No-Happy-Ending-in-Sight_27975.html
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