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GE in foam recovery

Before I start posting news from BASF, Lanxess, Segetis, Elevance, OPXBio, Myriant, Rivertop Renewables (and the list goes on and on…), here’s an interesting development from GE Appliances & Lighting, which became the first appliance manufacturer to partner with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) program. According to GE, […]

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Climate Bill reactions

I am trying to wrap up my article on EPA’s GHG rule on stationary sources when I just saw on twitter that the EPA is expecting to announce its guidelines for that rule today. Aarrrrgh!! So while my article is in limbo, we’ll take a brief look on the newly introduced 1,000 page climate bill […]

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Palm oil supplier in trouble

I guess the “persuasive” power of Greenpeace is stronger than it seems as two more global food conglomerate, Nestle and Cargill, have followed Unilever’s footstep in dropping Indonesian palm oil producer Sinar Mas as their supplier. Unilever dropped Sinar Mas last year December after Greenpeace alleged in a report that the company is engaging in […]

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Sugarcane ethanol may kill the gasoline star

BY JOSEPH CHANG FROM SAO PAOLO First time at the UNICA (Brazilian sugarcane association) press tour, and it’s a whirlwind I tell ya! In over 12 years of reporting, I’ve never had such a packed schedule. From the moment we landed, we went straight to a press conference. Check out some video clips from the […]

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Making a game out of climate change

I hope the Green Blog readers enjoyed yesterday’s guest post by ICB editor Joe Chang about Dow Chemical’s water sustainability event. It is not everyday that we get to play paparazzo and be able to hound celebrities. Speaking of playing, enzyme producer Novozymes announced that the company and environmental group WWF Denmark have teamed up […]

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Jessica Biel and stars make a splash at Dow Live Earth Run for Water launch event

BY JOSEPH CHANG Celebrity Star Power! – not at your typical chemical industry event. But the launch of the Dow Live Earth Run for Water event – “the largest global water initiative in history” – drew out a number of celebs supporting the cause, including actress Jessica Biel, musicians Pete Wentz and Angelique Kidjo, water advocate Alexandra Cousteau […]

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The challenge of biopesticides

Got the copy of my latest article about biopesticide, with pretty cool (and a little gross) graphic of a venus flytrap. As previously tweeted, I was intrigued by how the biopesticide industry have been struggling in the overall pesticide and crop protection market despite their products having the benefits of being environment- and regulatory-friendly (especially […]

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Soy Industry Adopts Environmental Standards

The palm oil industry has been the center of environmentalists’ focus because of widespread deforestation going on (especially in Indonesia) blamed on some palm plantation owners. Unilever have already promised to sustainably source their palm products feedstock while European fuel producer Neste Oil announced yesterday that they too will use solely certified sustainably-sourced palm oil […]

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US anti-chemical campaigns intensify

ICIS News (subscription required) reported on Wednesday about the intensifying anti-chemical attacks from state-legislative and advocacy groups and that according to the American Chemistry Council, it is getting harder for the chemical industry to contest them. Josh Young, ACC director of state affairs spoke at the 2009 Global Chemical Regulations Conference (GlobalChem) that was held […]

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Ethanol update: The good and the bad

THE GOOD NEWS:A new reportfrom the International Energy Agency said that greenhouse gas (GHG)emissions savings from corn ethanol production and use have more thandoubled between 1995 and the projected level in 2015.The reportsaid that GHG reductions have grown from approximately 26% in 1995 toover 39% today while projected GHG reductions from ethanol will reachnearly 55% […]

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