Archive | March, 2009

The cost of US climate regulation

We’ve heard about the White House’s plan to implement a carbon cap and trade (C&T) system under the EPA’s proposed budget, and that has produced a flurry of mixed reactions, debate and economic implication forecasts. I will try my best to understand some of this studies as trying to learn how the C&T system works […]

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More biobutanol supply coming soon

I mentioned last month about the development of biobutanol in fuel application. Butanol is currently being used as an industrial solvent and most of it is produced via petrochemical processing. According to industry sources, fermented butanol is only currently sparsely being produced in China. Biobutanol has not been commercially applied as a fuel as of […]

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Soy reduces pork emissions

On a lighter news, if you want your meat to have lesser carbon footprint, find out if the pork you’re eating comes from a swine barn sprayed with soybean oil. You heard it right. Not only is soybean oil being used to make your pork deliciously fried, it can also address dust and odor problems […]

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Biden promotes green jobs

Here’s an op-ed from US Vice President Joe Biden about the need for green stimulus package in Philadelphia Inquirer. The VP said the economic-recovery package that President Obama signed into law more than a week ago contains over $20 billion for investment in a cleaner, greener economy, including $500 million for green job training. He […]

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Lawsuit on coal ash spill

I have so many news on draft that it might take a while to post all of them so for those who sent me their press releases and interesting stories, please bear with me. For now, here is an interesting update on the coal ash spill in Tennessee, which happened on December 22, 2008. A […]

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New green chemicals

Here are some of the new green chemicals launched in February. The enzymes market seems to be churning a lot for the cellulosic ethanol industry. 1. Polyone BPA-free compound – PolyOne unveiled its first commercial compounds made with Eastman Tritan(TM) copolyester. The compounds are free of bisphenol-A and said to provide numerous processing advantages as […]

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Weekly News Roundup

March is here and New York City will be 12 in. deep in snow today after the South got blasted by rare snowstorm on Sunday. Climate change anyone??? By the way, I hope you all like the new blog layout. Hopefully it’ll get better with more features (such as blog links) in the future. For […]

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Green economy on the budget

I’ve been trying to avoid politics as I’m getting tired of hearing about bailouts, stimulus package and White House budget on all newspapers, internet, TV, radio, etc. But that’s just me. For work-related purposes, here’s what’s going on in Washington that will affect the clean technology industry and maybe even green chemistry R&D within the […]

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