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August 26, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB), showing moderate growth over July. Measured on a three-month moving average basis, the CAB increased 0.2% over July, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/ACC-CAB-inches-up-over-July_63391.html
August 22, 2014
ACC today released its global chemical regional production index (CPRI), showing a 0.1% rise on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in July—indicating that growth remained...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/ACCs-global-chemical-production-index-inches-up_63356.html
August 21, 2014
Clariant’s industrial and consumer specialties plant at Gendorf, Germany, has been granted mass balance certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO; London)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Clariant-plant-in-Germany-gains-RSPO-certification_63336.html
July 30, 2014
Velocys (Oxford, UK), a technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has made the final investment decision and will proceed with construction of a commercial GTL plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Velocys-commercial-GTL-plant-in-Oklahoma-to-go-ahead_62806.html
July 25, 2014
ACC today released its global chemical regional production index, showing a flat measurement over June for the second month in a row on a three-month moving average basis...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/ACC-global-production-index-flat-for-second-month_62720.html
July 24, 2014
Stora Enso (Helsinki) has acquired 100% of the shares of the Virdia (Danville, VA), a developer of extraction and separation technologies for converting cellulosic biomass into highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Stora-Enso-acquires-North-American-biotechnology-company_62693.html
July 23, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical production regional index (CPRI). Following an upwardly revised 0.5% production gain in May, the US CPRI rose 0.3% in June, with output up in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/ACC-US-chemical-production-increases-over-June_62666.html
July 14, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Genting Plantations (Kuala Lumpur) today announced plans to build a 240,000-m.t./year biorefinery based on Elevance's metathesis...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Elevance-and-Genting-Plantations-ink-biorefinery-collaboration_62432.html
June 20, 2014
ACC today released its global chemical production regional index (CPRI), measuring the production volume of the chemical industry for 33 nations, regions, and subregions—compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/ACC-Global-CPRI-indicates-slow-growth-in-second-quarter_61949.html
June 20, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) it has opened a photovoltaic (PV) installation at its Hazlet, NJ, facility. The company says that the installation supports its commitment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/IFF-opens-PV-installation-at-NJ-site_61947.html
June 19, 2014
ACC says that, following a 0.6% gain in April, the US Chemical Production Regional Index was 0.4% higher in May and chemical output was higher in all regions except the West Coast. On...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/ACC-Chemical-production-up-in-May_61933.html
June 16, 2014
Calysta (Menlo Park, CA) says it has successfully fermented methane into lactic acid as part of a research collaboration with NatureWorks announced last year. Lactic acid is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Calysta-successfully-produces-lactic-acid-from-methane_61840.html
June 11, 2014
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Development (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and several other European chemistry organizations, celebrates ten years today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/SusChem-celebrates-ten-years-preparing-for-next-decade_61684.html
June 2, 2014
EPA has introduced aggressive plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in a move industry says could lead to higher energy prices and hurt the country’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/EPA-proposes-30-percent-cut-in-power-plant-emissions_61480.html
May 29, 2014
Members of the Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) welcomed chief executives of 15 global chemical companies to Tokyo today, kicking off a biannual meeting of the board of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/ICCA-board-meets-in-Tokyo-for-high-level-industry-debate_61381.html
May 27, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB)—with the indicator reaching its highest peak since February 2008, and its highest year-over-year (YOY) gain since...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/ACC-CAB-reaches-highest-peak-since-2008_61333.html
May 22, 2014
ACC today released its US Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI), showing a 0.6% gain in April—with all seven regions showing increased manufacturing. The CPRI grew 0.2% over...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/statistics/ACC-regional-production-index-up-over-April_61245.html
May 22, 2014
Materia (Pasadena, CA), a catalyst firm with an exclusive license for Grubbs catalyst technology, announced today that it has been awarded a $2-million grant from the US Department of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/DOE-awards-Materia-$2-million-grant-to-improve-hydrogen-storage-systems_61231.html
May 22, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says today it is entering into a strategic partnership with the non-profit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Symrise-enters-into-strategic-partnership-to-preserve-biodiversity_61227.html
May 15, 2014
Suppliers of chemicals to the personal-care and cosmetics industries were mostly upbeat at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show, held earlier this week at Edison, NJ. Most...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/sustainability/Suppliers-Day-2014-Mood-mostly-upbeat-for-personal-care-industry_61087.html
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