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November 26, 2014
The EPA said today that it was proposing stricter ozone standards within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. EPA last...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/EPA-proposes-stricter-ozone-standards_65696.html
November 11, 2014
The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI; Hsinchu, Taiwan) in Taiwan has introduced a carbon capture technology that reduces carbon emissions from fossil power plants. High...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Calcium-looping-carbon-capture-technology-developed-by-Taiwan-researchers_65291.html
June 26, 2012
Concern over changes to the a green building rating system has caused the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC; Washington) to delay the fourth version of the standards until June 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Revised-Green-Building-Standards-Delayed-as-Stakeholders-Push-for-Revisions_44483.html
April 20, 2012
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic, and several other European chemistry organizations, is reviewing its structure and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/SusChem-to-Align-with-EUs-$108-Billion-Innovation-Program_42864.html
February 24, 2012
BASF has set a series of new environmental, health and safety goals for the group. One of its new goals is to increase energy efficiency - defined as the amount of products sold in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/BASF-Targets-35-percent-Hike-in-Energy-Efficiency-by-2020_41574.html
November 4, 2011
Thomas: Plastics from CO2. Lohec: Pragmatic approach. Van Beurden: Big in biofuel. Hawkins: Collaboration is key. Leading chemical makers continue to save costs through...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Sustainability-Focus-Shifts-from-Cost-Reduction-to-Profit-Optimization_38616.html
September 19, 2011
Eastman Chemical, like many companies in the chemical industry, considers the development of sustainably advantaged products a major growth opportunity, and improvement of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Eastman-Chemical-Broadens-Definition-of-Sustainability_37302.html
September 8, 2011
European Commission vice president Antonio Tajani and Cefic president Georgio Squinzi, gave a joint press conference today to mark the opening of a four-day exhibition within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/European-Commission-Chemical-Industry-Relations-Strengthen-Sustainability-Is-Common-Goal-update-with-video_37411.html
August 5, 2011
Biotech firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has signed a collaboration agreement with Kuraray to develop a renewable hydrocarbon technology. Under the agreement, Kuraray will use Biofene to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Amyris-Partners-with-Kuraray-to-Replace-Petroleum-Feedstocks_36733.html
August 4, 2011
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA) have developed a new family of catalysts that could be applied to a broad range of applications including the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/U-S-Chemists-Develop-Novel-Catalyst-Family_36671.html
July 13, 2011
(update with comment from Moody's)   Julia Gillard, Australia’s prime minister, disclosed plans over the weekend to tax the country’s 500 largest emitters of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Australias-Chemical-Industry-to-be-Hurt-by-Carbon-Tax-update_36077.html
June 9, 2011
As reported by CW this week from Süd-Chemie’s ‘Defining the Future’ technology symposium in Beijing, Chinese chemical companies are developing a huge pipeline of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Can-Chinas-Chemicals-from-Coal-Sector-Become-Environmentally-Sustainable_35156.html
May 18, 2011
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and the European Commission, this week has set out a new plan to bring innovative...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/SusChem-Seeks-Public-Partnerships-to-Promote-Sustainable-Chemistry_34911.html
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Rio-+20-Comes-into-View-A-Challenge-and-Opportunity-for-Industry_33647.html
March 1, 2011
Codexis (Redwood City), an enzymes technology firm, yesterday said it is making “significant progress” in its development of a commercial-scale enzyme that can reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Codexis-Expands-into-Industrial-Applications-Unveils-Carbon-Capture-Technology_33133.html
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Industry-Welcomes-EUs-Longer-Term-Linked-Approach-to-Innovation-and-Energy_32702.html
January 20, 2011
Energy producers and technology innovators must join forces if the world is to meet the energy market’s projected 25% increase by 2030, according to a series of speakers at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Energy-and-Tech-Firms-Urged-to-Join-Forces_32240.html
January 19, 2011
In a breakthrough which could be used by chemical producers among others, researchers at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) have placed nanocrystals of rock salt into lead...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Chemistry-Breakthrough-Converts-Waste-Heat-into-Electricity_32212.html
October 20, 2010
Siluria, a San Francico-based start-up that recently gained recognition for demonstrating technology to convert methane directly to ethylene at low temperatures, says it has raised over $13 million in Series A funding. The investment allows the company to optimize its platform to meet the performance levels required for commercialization....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Methane-to-Ethylene-Startup-Secures-Funding_30323.html
October 14, 2010
Unilever is pushing ahead with plans to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its detergents business across the world and tells CW that as part of its Cleaner Planet Plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/energyefficiency/Unilever-Seeking-Innovative-Chemical-Partners-for-a-Greener-Wash-not-Greenwash_30130.html
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