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Green powerless in chemicals

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Center for Resource Solutions awarded late last month their annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 25 organizations/companies who either purchase, supply or develop renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, low-impact biomass, and low-impact hydro resources) across the US. Unfortunately, none of them is […]

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Cosmetic show in full green force

I’ve been running around at the annual HBA cosmetic event in New York city for the past two days and that led me to not being able to do my blogging job, for which I apologize. Fortunately, the 3-day show is full of green news, events and presentations. For my stories on new green packaging […]

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Lucky $26m green recipients

Is $26m enough to partially fund development of new energy efficient industrial processing? The US Department of Energy (DOE) seems to think so and has given the three-year funding to be shared by eight lucky projects: Energy Reduction and Advanced Water Removal via Membrane Solvent Extraction Technology for $5.6m by 3M company. Thermochemical Recuperation for […]

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Top of the Scrap

Growing up, I used to collect metal scraps (mostly copper and aluminum) from the neighborhood motor shops with my street pals and then sell them to the highest recycler bidder via door to door (since Ebay is not yet around). Pity I didn’t have the entrepreneurial foresight to make it as a business or I […]

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And this year’s EPA green chemistry awards go to…

The visit of advanced materials company, SiGNa Chemistry, today in our office reminded me to post this year’s recipients of the Presidential Green Chemistry Awards by the Environmental Protection Agency. 1. Battelle (Greener Synthetic Pathways Award) – development and commercialization of biobased toners. 2. Nalco Company (Greener Reaction Conditions Award) – 3D Trasar Technology 3. […]

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The Ecoffice makeover

Office products supplier Corporate Express launched its Ecoffice Makeover contest to all US businesses with the winner receiving $5,000 worth of office supplies,janitorial facility products and business furniture from the company’s Ecoffice catalog. Entrants must submit a presentation why their company deserves an Ecoffice makeover. Not that I’m ridiculing the idea (I think it’s great!) […]

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Green awards, big rewards

I just finished my article about California’s Green Chemistry Initiative and one of the key elements that most industry and manufacturing trade groups would like to see is incentive-based programs instead of mandatory policies (no surprise there!). With that note, here are some of this year’s green awards that I came across within the two-month […]

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Learn your 1, 2, 3s

The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI) released a video statement on Monday clarifying the intended purpose of the marked recycled numbers found on the bottom of most plastic bottles and rigid containers. According to SPI President and CEO William Carteaux, the resin codes are simply to help sort the type of plastics that can be […]

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