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Solar meltdown predicted

Just as I was recently thinking of letting some solar stocks shine on my meager technology portfolio, a doom-and-gloom scenario was recently predicted by the research firm, Lux Research. Lux said the superheated global solar industry will soon experience some cooling down as supply for solar modules is expected to outpace demand in 2009, which […]

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Chem feedstock turns green

ICIS Chemical Business (about ICB) published an in-depth feature on March 10 about renewable, more environment-friendly alternative feedstock for chemicals production. The development of these new feedstock continues to gain momentum as crude oil price skyrockets and chemical regulations tighten. These articles are free to access! 1. Research on oilseed for chemical feedstock increases by […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Solar news packed this week’s roundup while specialty chemical companies further move towards green products and processing… East and West in solar hook-up Chinese solar cells and modules producer Suntech bought a minority stake in Russian polysilicon producer Nitol Solar. Nitol will use the financial infuse to set up its new trichlorosilane gas plant which […]

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Where did the elephants go?

Environmental group WWF is blaming the pulp & paper and palm oil industries for the disappearance of elephants and tigers in Central Sumatra’s Riau Province in Indonesia. The group released a study stating Riau has the fastest deforestation rates in Indonesia over the last 25 years mostly attributing to the operations of two global paper […]

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Finding Nema in California

No this is not Nemo’s sister but could be Nemo himself…except a little bit altered. Toxicology researchers from Southern California released a study stating hormone-altering chemicals are escaping sewage-treatment plants and finding their way in coastal ocean waters, according to this LA Times article. In the study, higher levels of flame retardants and plastic additives […]

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Why cleaners go for green?

It seems more consumers are willing to spend an extra buck or two to sweep away their environmental guilt. In the cleaning market, sales for more environment-friendly and sustainable green products surge last year, according to research firms Packaged Facts and Information Resources Inc. (IRI) Packaged Facts said the US household cleaning products market bounced […]

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