Archive | March, 2008

The greening of brown

What can Brown green for you? Probably nothing except maybe reduce the carbon footprint of your mails and packages. UPS said it deployed 167 compressed natural gas (CNG) delivery vehicles in Texas, Georgia and California, which will help reduce the company’s carbon footprint and reduce petroleum use. The company has been using alternative fuel vehicles […]

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Green cleaning springs

The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) sent me these links regarding increase introduction of green cleaners in the marketplace. According to this Associated Press article, consumers would welcome the introduction of Clorox’s new line of green cleaners not only because they’re made from natural ingredients but they’re also cheaper compared to other green cleaners. SDA’s […]

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Weekly News Roundup

In this week’s news – solar deals continue to build up, DuPont accused of selling unsafe facilities, and a new renewable-based chemical company emerges… DuPont’s former facilities need a rehab? Fibers and polymers company INVISTA is suing DuPont for more than $800m for selling them certain facilities that allegedly failed to comply with environmental, health […]

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The battle of organics

A group of US organic personal care products manufacturers are trying to clean up their industry’s aisles of what they claimed as fake organics with its recently released study. The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recently accused manufacturers of leading organic personal care brands such as Jason Pure, Naturals and Organics; Nature’s Gate Organics; Juice Organics; […]

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Uncrackable electronics – a shell of an idea?

Wouldn’t you like your hand-held electronic devices to last for a long time…at least until the next hi-tech device caught your fancy? Well, Angela Belcher, a scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is using abalone, a sea snail, to develop biologically-based nano-materials that have the ability to genetically fix themselves if they break […]

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Stop smelling your buttered popcorn!

It’s so difficult not to inhale that freshly popped buttery flavored popcorn but please restrain yourself from burying your face in it. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) found that a significant concentration of diacetyl, a compound found in artificial butter flavoring could be harmful to lungs when inhaled. In their […]

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Solar meltdown predicted

Just as I was recently thinking of letting some solar stocks shine on my meager technology portfolio, a doom-and-gloom scenario was recently predicted by the research firm, Lux Research. Lux said the superheated global solar industry will soon experience some cooling down as supply for solar modules is expected to outpace demand in 2009, which […]

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Chem feedstock turns green

ICIS Chemical Business (about ICB) published an in-depth feature on March 10 about renewable, more environment-friendly alternative feedstock for chemicals production. The development of these new feedstock continues to gain momentum as crude oil price skyrockets and chemical regulations tighten. These articles are free to access! 1. Research on oilseed for chemical feedstock increases by […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Solar news packed this week’s roundup while specialty chemical companies further move towards green products and processing… East and West in solar hook-up Chinese solar cells and modules producer Suntech bought a minority stake in Russian polysilicon producer Nitol Solar. Nitol will use the financial infuse to set up its new trichlorosilane gas plant which […]

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The 11th Commandment: Thou shall not pollute

A timely news for the Christian world’s Holy Week… The Vatican is moving with the modern times and adding “eco sin” to its list of new social sins (e.g. contraception, experiments such as stem cell research, drug abuse, excessive wealth, creating poverty, etc..) According to this Reuters article, the Vatican is joining the green movement […]

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