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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
June 29, 2010
A World Economic Forum (WEF) report published today has identified that biorefineries could help mitigate against climate change and that they have the potential to infuse up to $230...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Biorefineries-Set-to-Infuse-$230-Billion-into-Global-Economy-Provide-9-percent-of-Chemicals-by-2020_27729.html
June 29, 2010
Huntsman and Genencor say Gentle Power Bleach (GPB), an enzymatic pre-bleaching technology for textiles codeveloped by the companies, uses significantly less water than conventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/LCA-Shows-Huntsman-Enzymatic-Bleach-is-Greener_27724.html
June 28, 2010
DSM and Roquette Freres (Lestrem, France) say they have formed an equally owned joint venture, Reverdia V.o.f., for the production, commercialization and market development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-and-Roquette-Freres-Form-Bio-Succinic-Acid-JV_27704.html
June 23, 2010
BASF and Dow Feature Among Presidential Green Chemistry Award Winners (with podcasts)   BASF and Dow Chemical have been recognized in the Presidential Green Chemistry Awards for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Dow-Codexis-and-Merck-Feature-Among-Presidential-Green-Chemistry-Award-Winners-with-podcasts_27575.html
June 21, 2010
Dow Chemical and BASF are recipients of a 2010 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, for their jointly developed hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide (HPPO) technology, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-BASF-Receive-Green-Chemistry-Award_27535.html
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