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VCI: 'Highly ambitious' climate targets will result in weaker growth, reduced competitiveness

Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed by European leaders is “highly ambitious.” The target will particularly effect emissions trading, which...

EPA proposes to remove 72 chemicals from approved pesticide inert ingredient list

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticide products. The move is in reponse to petitions from several advocate groups, including the Center...

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European leaders set ambitious climate, energy targets for 2030

The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. The European Commission had proposed 2030 targets for EU...


European Commission consults the public on criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation to help define criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as required by the regulations on biocidal products (BPR) and plant protection products (PPP). Interested parties...


Arkema, CEA and Arjowiggins join forces in printed electronics collaboration

Arkema announced today that it has joined forces with CEA, a research group focusing on energy and technological innovation, and Arjowiggins Creative Papers, the world’s leader in technical paper, to promote collaborative innovation in the field of...


Petrobras and Novozymes Sign Biofuel Partnership

The agreement covers the development of enzymes and production processes....


3M to Expand Solar Film Production

The films, named 3M Ultra Barrier Solar Film, lower module manufacturing costs by replacing glass in rigid PV modules....

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