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April 23, 2010
AkzoNobel reported significantly improved results in the first quarter of 2010 with Ebitda growth of 38% to €399 million ($538.7 million) on 6% higher sales at €3.25 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/AkzoNobel-Returns-to-Profit-in-First-Quarter-Receives-Expressions-of-Interest-in-National-Starch_26242.html
April 22, 2010
Senators John Kerry (D., MA), Lindsey Graham (R., SC) and Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) are planning to introduce new climate legislation on Monday, reports say. The three have met with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Senate-Climate-Bill-Expected-Monday-Update_26151.html
April 22, 2010
A wave of start-up companies are bringing new bioprocessing technologies from the laboratory to the market and making collaborative deals with chemical companies and other players from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Biochemicals-Start-ups-Pick-their-Partners-with-videos_25731.html
April 19, 2010
France’s president Nicolas Sarkozy, and Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlusconi jointly have called upon the European Commission to assess the feasibility of introducing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Italy-and-France-Urge-EU-to-Adopt-Carbon-Import-Tariffs_26091.html
April 16, 2010
The debate over reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) kicked into high gear this week, as U.S. legislators introduced slightly different bills reforming the act in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Weekly-Round-Up-April-16-TSCA-Reform-Rolls-Out_26087.html
April 16, 2010
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S. fell 2.9% from 2007 to 2008, according to an EPA report. Total emissions of the six primary GHGs totaled 6.96 billion m.t. of carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-S-GHG-Emissions-Fell-in-2008_26074.html
April 15, 2010
In testimony yesterday before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, Dow Corning CEO Stephanie Burns called for greater support for the renewable energy industry in the U.S. Burns...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Dow-Corning-CEO-Calls-for-Renewable-Energy-Support-Update_26046.html
April 8, 2010
Chem Emissions is CW's new 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-AkzoNobel_25900.html
April 1, 2010
The U.S. Interior Department (DOI; Washington) and President Obama announced a plan allowing for oil and gas drilling in some offshore areas yesterday. The plan will open up areas in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/U-S-Announces-Offshore-Drilling-Plan_25780.html
March 31, 2010
The following is a Q&A based on an examination of PPG's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting. Questions were submitted via email and answered by the company. A brief discussion...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Chem-Emissions-PPG-Q-and-A_25772.html
March 30, 2010
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has added acrylamide to its list of 29 substances of very high concern (SVHC). SVHCs placed on the so called candidate list will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ECHA-Adds-Acrylamide-to-Reach-Candidate-List_25728.html
March 29, 2010
BASF says it will begin taking a mobile energy saving house (MESH) on tour around Europe, starting tomorrow in Austria. The building, which features a range of BASF materials, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/BASF-Takes-Eco-House-on-the-Road_25695.html
March 26, 2010
The European Chemicals Agency announced a number of new Reach-related initiatives at a meeting in Helsinki this week. Among them are a substantial increase in the number of substances...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Weekly-Round-Up-March-26-Reaching-Forward_25677.html
March 25, 2010
DNP Green Technology and Greenfield Ethanol say the $50 million plant will be North America's first biobased succinic acid refinery....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Firms-Planning-North-American-Biobased-Succinic-Acid-Refinery_25582.html
March 24, 2010
ACC is acting to stall U.S. EPA efforts to regulate greenhouse gases from stationary sources, such as chemical plants, the group says. EPA's rules for mobile sources, such as vehicles...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACC-Urges-Halt-to-EPA-GHG-Action_25548.html
March 23, 2010
Cytec Industries says it has formed the iSUSTAIN Alliance with Beyond Benign Foundation (Wilmington, MA), a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable science, and Sopheon...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/Cytec-Forms-iSUSTAIN-Alliance-to-Promote-Green-Chemistry_25524.html
March 19, 2010
ACC president Cal Dooley participated in a session earlier this week with Senators John Kerry (D., Massachussets), Lindsey Graham (R., South Carolina), and Joe Lieberman (I....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/ACC-in-Talks-On-Revised-Climate-Bill_25491.html
March 17, 2010
DSM says it expects to be in a position to announce plans for the commercialization of specific products derived from CO2 feedstocks in the next 12-24 months. “We have sufficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/DSM-on-Track-to-Commercialize-Production-of-Resins-Adhesives-and-Coatings-from-CO2_25457.html
March 15, 2010
A consortium of 28 companies and research institutes has begun a four-year project to develop an efficient biorefinery system for converting biomass into final chemical products. Named...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/green_issues/EU-Consortium-Begins-Biorefinery-Development-Project_25395.html
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