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Business Climate Summit calls on policymakers to take action on climate change

4:43 AM MDT | May 22, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

The two-day Business Climate Summit took place this week in Paris, bringing together 2,000 international business leaders, policymakers, and investors. The summit was opened by President François Hollande of France and concluded with a video-message...


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Sappi to build ground-breaking nanocellulose pilot plant in the Netherlands

Sappi (Johannesburg) said on Wednesday that it will locate a ground-breaking pilot plant for low-cost production of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) at the Brightlands Chemelot campus at Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands. The campus focuses on performance, biomedical...

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European Parliament calls for move towards a circular economy

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Mixed responses to reform of European emissions trading system

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Deinove granted patent in the US for second-generation bioethanol production process

Deinove (Montpelier, France), a biotech company that develops innovative processes to produce biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today announced that it has been granted a patent in the United States for its...

ABF writes down UK bioethanol venture Vivergo Fuels

Associated British Foods (ABF; London) said on Tuesday that it would write down its investment in the UK bioethanol joint venture Vivergo Fuels, and will book an exceptional charge of £98 million ($148.8 million) in its first-half results. Vivergo...

ACI 2015: SC Johnson CEO says industry must rebuild consumer trust

SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson says industry must take steps to rebuild public trust while “standing up for chemistry, for scientific truth, and for the health and wellness of consumers and the planet.”...

ACI 2015: Groups, governments, consider changes to recycling policies

Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida. US recycling rates are...

ACI 2015: TSCA reform tops regulatory agenda

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