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U.S. Climate Bill Has Unintended Consequences for Pine-based Chemicals

12:01 PM MST | November 9, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Arizona Chemical, a maker of pine-based chemicals, says a proposed bill meant to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by encouraging companies to burn renewable biomass fuels would deprive the pine chemicals industry of an important raw material source. The company takes issue with the American Clean Energy and Security Act’s inclusion of pulp and paper industry co-products black liquor soap (BLS), crude tall oil (CTO) and crude sulfate turpentine (CST) as renewable biomass sources. These co-products are also used as renewable raw materials for adhesives...

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