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Celanese interview: Sustainability of coal

In a previous post about Celanese’s new coal-to-ethanol project in China, the blog questioned the “greenness” of ethanol production using coal as feedstock. I was able to talk to Steven Sterin, senior VP and CFO of Celanese a day earlier from their conference call on December 16. First of all, Sterin did agree that there […]

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Celanese’s new ethanol: Is it Green?

I’ve been thinking about this news on Celanese’s technology in producing industrial ethanol in China using coal and wondering if this really falls under anybody’s ‘green’ category as I saw several green-based websites announcing this plans (e.g. BiofuelDigest, Green Car Congress, GreenTechnolog, etc). Celanese announced early November that it is building as many as two […]

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Green chemicals from September

 Here are September’s new green chemicals list. Solar technologies rule on this one!1. Momentive surfactant for green polyol – Momentive Performance Materials in collaboration with Cargill has developed its Niax silicone L-670 surfactant that allows for the increased use of natural oil-based polyols in foam production. The surfactant also reduces the amount of flame retardant […]

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