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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 reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

ACC: Global CPRI inches up, production slows in third quarter
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) today released its monthly global chemical production index (Global CPRI), with the CPRI rising 0.1% over September on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. Production in the third quarter ended on a slow note, ACC says. Gains in production were centered in North...

UK's CBI: 'Competitiveness must be at heart of EU climate discussions'
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union climate discussions, and that there must be greater support for energy-intensive industries.” An agreement on energy targets...

P&G to use DuPont cellulosic ethanol in Tide detergent
DuPont and Procter & Gamble (P&G) say they will collaborate to use DuPont's cellulosic ethanol in P&G's popular North American Tide laundry detergent. According to the companies, Tide Cold Water will be the first brand in the world to blend cellulosic ethanol in a scalable and commercial way...

DuPont: New refrigerant to be in 7 million cars by 2015
HFO-1234yf, a hydrofluoroolefin-based refrigerant, will be used in 7 million automobiles by 2015 as refrigerants currently used in mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems are phased out in the United States and Europe, according to DuPont. The substance is largely a replacement for R-134a, which has been used...

DSM inaugurates solar technologies demonstration center in India
DSM today inaugurated its solar technologies demonstration center at its engineering plastics facility at Pune, India. The center was built to demonstrate and showcase the performance of DSM's innovations in solar technology and will also reduce the plant’s carbon dioxide footprint by using the...

POET-DSM commissions cellulosic ethanol plant
Project Liberty. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels (Sioux Falls, SD), a joint venture between Royal DSM and POET, has opened Project Liberty, its world-scale cellulosic ethanol plant at Emmetsburg, IA. Project Liberty will process 770 tons of corn cobs, leaves, husk, and some stalk daily to produce 20 million...

Lehigh Technologies closes $8-million funding round
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powder (MRP) from tire scrap, announced today that it has $8 million in a recent funding round to support the company’s expansion. Participants in the round included venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins, Leaf Clean Energy, and Index Ventures...

Clariant plant in Germany gains RSPO certification
Clariant’s industrial and consumer specialties plant at Gendorf, Germany, has been granted mass balance certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO; London), permitting mass balance analysis and sourcing of the plant’s palm oil feedstock. Gendorf is Clariant’s first...

Velocys' commercial GTL plant in Oklahoma to go ahead
Velocys (Oxford, UK), a technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has made the final investment decision and will proceed with construction of a commercial GTL plant using its technology at the East Oak landfill site in Oklahoma, the company announced today.  The project is being...











 
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