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A very busy week last week with lots of bioplastic and recycling news from the plastic show NPE2009;green chemistry news from the American Chemical Society’s annual GreenChemistry and Engineering conference; and the House debates (andfinally approval) on the American Clean and Energy Security (ACES) bill. This week, ICIS Chemical Businessis also featuring white biotechnology as […]

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Weekly news roundup

For this week’s upcoming posts, the green blog will have more plastic updates to coincide with this week’s plastic feature from ICIS Chemical Business (ICB). Included in the feature is the state of plastic recycling as well as new regulations driving plastic research and development. The blog will also look at the recently passed Cash […]

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The green blogger is back and really apologize for the very sparse blog. Last week was a heck of a week and glad that was over. Sowhat’s new? Aside from finishing up a bioplastic article and abiomass-to-chemicals development interview from a University ofCalifornia San Francisco professor (all of them I will hopefully postsoon), I also […]

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The green blog is going to be spotty this week due to several deadlines(from my real day job!) and one or two company events that I have toattend. And I thought June would be slow… Pure BDO from sugar Genomaticademonstrated that it can process greater than 99% pure 1,4 butanediol(BDO) produced from sugar using a […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I’m back from my short vacation and I am swamped with looming deadlines unfortunately. Because of that, some of my weekend news this week are from ICIS news (which is subscription based) so pls. bear with me if the links do not go straight to the company/organization’s press releases. Arizona closes plant Arizona Chemical confirmed […]

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As mentioned last week, the chemical industry’s lawyers and lobbyistsare busy lining up in Washington to have their say on the recentlyproposed Waxman-Markey bill especially concerning its cap-and-tradeemissions plan. Speaking of lobbyists, the New York Times posteda pretty interesting article on top climate change lobbyists inWashington, which I’ll post later on this week. For now […]

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Interesting news last week was the introduction of the House of Representatives 2454 bill – the American Clean Energy and Security Act,by Waxman and Markey. This is the bill where the controversialcap-and-trade program is being proposed. Several news reports indicatethat several environmental groups are not satisfied by this bill, andenergy-intensive industries of course, are not […]

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Sooo many news to catch up such especially updates on the wind energymarket, green plastics, regulations and developments in the cleaningindustry, and a little bit of green chemistry overview. Hopefully I’llbe able to post a lot of them this week. I’ll also attendtomorrow’s Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ (NY branch) Suppliers’ Day andmaybe will get some […]

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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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Weekly News Roundup

The buzz last week was the adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)regulation by California Air Resources Board. The LCFS targetsreduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation fuelsto 16m tonnes/year in the state by 2020. The standards are alsoexpected to be a template for federal policy makers as they seek toimplement national renewable […]

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