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June 10, 2010
Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R., AK) resolution to halt EPA's climate regulatory efforts has failed in the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 53-47. The resolution was strongly supported by a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Murkowski-Resolution-Fails-in-Senate_27339.html
June 9, 2010
The U.S. Senate has scheduled a vote on Senator Lisa Murkowski's (R., AK) resolution seeking to halt EPA's regulatory process for greenhouse gases (GHGs) for Thursday, June 10. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Senate-to-Vote-on-Murkowski-Climate-Resolution-on-Thursday-Update_27274.html
June 7, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience and Bayer Technology Services are working together with RWE Power and RWTH Aachen University  on the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-MaterialScience-Developing-CO2-to-Polyether-Polycarbonate-Polyols-Process_27242.html
June 3, 2010
Tessenderlo Group has confirmed press reports that it is in talks to exit its fertilizers business. The company says that a number of parties have shown signs of interest in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Tessenderlo-in-Talks-to-Sell-Fertilizer-Business-Mulls-Exit-from-PVC_27072.html
June 3, 2010
Under pressure to reduce the number of animal tests that will be required under the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program, the European Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Reach-ECHA-Issues-Guidance-to-Reduce-Extent-of-Animal-Testing_27141.html
June 1, 2010
Chemical Firms Fail to Capitalize on Premiums for Greener Products   Chemical manufacturers are failing to take advantage of premiums that they could earn from the sale of greener...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Firms-Failing-to-Capitalize-on-Premiums-for-Greener-Products_27098.html
May 28, 2010
In 1992, The United Nations met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first Earth Summit. Unprecedented environmental and social challenges necessitated the development of a global program of action for Sustainable Development.  Dubbed ‘Agenda 21’, this framework calls for a globally integrated approach....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Blog-Towards-Rio+20-The-Nexus-Between-Chemicals-and-Sustainable-Development_27076.html
May 28, 2010
Showa Denko says it has completed the renovation of its ethylene plant at the company’s Oita, Japan complex, and has installed large new cracking furnaces, which has improved...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Showa-Denko-Improves-Energy-Efficiency-and-Reduces-CO2-Emissions-of-Oita-Ethylene-Plant_27071.html
May 27, 2010
Bayer CropScience and Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC; Sao Paulo) say they intend to enter into a broad R&D cooperation in biotech sugarcane. The main goal is to combine the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Bayer-CropScience-Links-with-Brazilian-Unit-in-Sugarcane-R-and-D_27055.html
May 26, 2010
Lanxess says it has invested $10 million in the privately held biofuel and biochemical company Gevo (Englewood, CO), as part of a proposed cooperation to produce isobutene from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Lanxess-Invests-in-U-S-Biofuel-Firm-Gevo_27053.html
May 26, 2010
Biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) is planning to launch an IPO sometime in 2011, CEO Marcus Meadows-Smith told attendees at CW's CFO Conference in New York yesterday. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AgraQuest-Plans-2011-IPO_27051.html
May 25, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) says it has successfully created a synthetic bacterial cell using laboratory chemicals and knowledge relating to the manipulation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Craig-Venter-Institute-Creates-First-Synthetic-Cell-Paves-Way-to-New-Wave-of-Biomaterials_27000.html
May 24, 2010
SAP has made CSC Consulting (Falls Church, VA) the recipient of two of its 2010 Pinnacle Awards, with one for Customer Satisfaction, and another for services relating to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/SAP-Recognizes-CSC-for-Sustainability-Services_26969.html
May 21, 2010
The European Commission is reaching out to other bodies to promote conformity with Reach and share best practices. An agreement with Environment Canada, that country's regulatory body...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-21_26961.html
May 21, 2010
Zeachem (Lakewood , CO) is planning to build production capabilities for cellulosic ethanol at its Oregon biorefinery, the company says. The new capabilities will be funded by a $25...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ZeaChem-to-Build-Production-Capacity-With-DOE-Grant_26960.html
May 21, 2010
The second annual Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) featuring discussions between industry executives and chemicals sector stakeholders from around the world concluded today in Helsinki...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Blog-Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum-Could-California-Hold-the-Key-to-EU-Chemical-Industry-Survival_26959.html
May 20, 2010
Honeywell and DuPont will jointly design and construct the facility but will market and sell the refrigerant, named HFO-1234yf, separately....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Honeywell-DuPont-Form-JV-to-Produce-Refrigerant_26861.html
May 19, 2010
Chem Emissions is CW's periodical series looking at the latest greenhouse gas emissions reports from leading chemical companies. We'll be reporting on the latest numbers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chem-Emissions-Sherwin-Williams_26856.html
May 19, 2010
A newly released report by the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC) calls for the establishment of a carbon price and an emissions "budget" for 2012 through 2050...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/National-Academy-of-Sciences-Report-Calls-For-Carbon-Price_26842.html
May 17, 2010
The European Brominated Flame Retardant Industry Panel (EBFLRIP; Brussels), a group within Cefic, says ChemSec's arguments lack scientific merit....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/NGO-Says-Report-Proves-Electronics-Without-PVC-Brominated-Flame-Retardants-Possible_26813.html
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