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Chemical Industry Weekly Innovation Round-Up, Jan. 27

5:18 PM MST | January 27, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:

ENI and Novamant are planning to build a massive green chemistry plant in Sardinia, Italy, starting later this year.

Europe's emissions trading program is planning to ban carbon credits based on the destruction of "super-greenhouse gases" hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23) and nitrous oxide (N2O), saying that such credits disproportionately benefit emerging markets and are ripe for abuse.

Dow Chemical has committed $10 million to a sustainability initiative with The Nature Conservatory (Arlington, VA) that will incorporate nature into business decision-making.

Around the Web:

An article in Science Daily looks at agave's potential as a bioenergy crop.

A new study says that renewable sources can meet nearly all of the world's energy needs by 2030, in CNET News.

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