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GPCA 2010: Innovative Chemistry Will Provide Solutions to Tackle Global Trends

5:04 AM MST | December 9, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley in Dubai

Chemical companies will have to anticipate tomorrow's trends in order to tackle future challenges, Rainer Diercks, president/petrochemicals at BASF told attendees at the fifth annual GPCA Forum being held in Dubai. Foreseeable megatrends--including a global population of about 9 billion by 2050, increasing urbanization over the next 20 years, and the need for 40% more energy to supply global needs--will drive innovation, Diercks says. "The answers to these megatrends can only be provided through innovation. Chemistry will be the solution provider." The...

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