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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
July 8, 2010
The world’s first solar-powered aeroplane - packed with novel materials technology has successfully completed its first flight through the night. The plane took off yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Taking-Solar-Materials-to-New-Heights-update_27862.html
July 7, 2010
ACC has filed a petition with U.S. EPA seeking to spur the agency to re-evaluate its approach to prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) rules, a necessary component of the Clean...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACC-Files-Clean-Air-Act-Petition-in-Effort-to-Stop-GHG-Rules_27881.html
July 6, 2010
Evonik says it has agreed to license two technologies relating to metathesis technology, along with metathesis catalysts, to biomaterials manufacturer Elevance Renewable Sciences...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Evonik-Licences-Metathesis-Catalysts-to-Elevance_27845.html
July 6, 2010
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that it launched a check on the environmental impact reviews of 282 construction projects in China between November 2009...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Some-Construction-Projects-in-China-Fail-Environmental-Impact-Checks_27838.html
July 5, 2010
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK; London) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the government agency responsible for economic growth and development, say they have jointly awarded...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/GSK-and-EDB-Fund-Research-in-Green-Manufacturing-in-Singapore_27836.html
July 5, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says the Chinese government remains committed to the plan announced last November to cut its carbon intensity 40%-45% by 2020, compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/China-Committed-to-Reduce-CO2-Emissions_27832.html
July 2, 2010
BASF is prequalifying with automotive and other OEMs with its nylon 610, a product made from hexamethylene diamine and sebacic acid, which in turn is made from castor oil. "We...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Tests-the-Market-for-Bio-based-Nylon-610_27809.html
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