Archive | May, 2009

Should solar manufacturers invest in the US?

If the US is expected to become one of the largest solar market, then shouldn’t we be investing in solar manufacturing instead of having the solar materials imported? That is one of the ongoing debate being discussed at consulting and tax firm Deloitte. Many solar players are said to be opting to invest their solar […]

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New soy-based industrial projects

The United Soybean Board (USB) gave me an update during the #AOCS meeting about new industrial projects (and a long list at that) on soy-based development as of April 2009. In plastics category, there are about 28 projects; 7 in lubricants and solvents; 6 in fibers; 23 in coatings, inks and adhesives; and 15 in […]

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Green reading on the plane

Wherever you go there is definitely no escaping the growing media attention on green. On the way to Orlando, I picked up Delta’s Sky magazine (May 2009 issue) and lo and behold, two top green stories, one about their top 10 Eco Resorts and the other, an interesting analysis on plastic water bottle. For the […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I’m off this week to the Mickey Mouse World attending the American Oil Chemists Society’s (AOCS) centennial meeting. Posts will be a little erratic as I cover the event but watch out for my tweetsabout the state of biodiesel, developments in the use of fats and oilsin industrial and chemical applications, and regulatory presentationson surfactants, […]

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April green chemicals

A record-breaking product launch last month for chemicals that arepurportedly eco-friendly, green, sustainable (etc) maybe in celebrationof earth week? There were lots of twittering this week about green washing and growing skepticism on “green” products and so I wonder which one of these will not make the green cut… 1. Rhodia eco-solvent – Rhodia says […]

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