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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, July 9

1:45 PM MDT | July 9, 2010 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:

BP's woes, including possible break-up of the company, continue to mount in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. U.K. and U.S. are scheduled to discuss the future of the troubled company in Washington on July 20th.

Air Products has raised the value of its hostile bid to acquire Airgas by 6%, to $63.50/share. Airgas will review of the offer.

Biofuels firm Zeachem has produced cellulosic ethanol in a replicable biorefining process, the company says. The company will not integrate the process into its 250,000 gallons/year Oregon refinery.

VCI, the German chemical industry association, is forecasting a slowdown in growth for the German industry in the second half of this year.

Around the Web:

The Atlantic takes a look at the "three papers that define biotechnology."

The New York Times reports on at Dow Chemical's green efforts, noting that the company has been somewhat outspoken amongst American industrials in supporting a price on carbon.

Dow's green efforts notwithstanding, the chemical industry is still a lightning rod for controversy, as this video makes clear:















 
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