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More chemicals investments in solar

The green blog’s good friend Neil Burns recently posted on his own blog about the impacts of clean technologies in the energy and chemicals sectors, which reminded me of my fast-growing list of recent chemical company activities on clean tech especially from Dow Chemical and DuPont who seemed to be always talking about this billion […]

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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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Booming photovoltaics

The green blog has been noticing constant new chemical introductions focusing on the photovoltaics market and today, DuPont confirmed in a webcast the profitability of this sector to their electronics and communications business. DuPont said it expects this year to achieve $1 billion in revenue from sales into the photovoltaic (PV) market — one year […]

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Weekly News Roundup

I’m here in Boston for this week’s Biobased Chemicals East conference. Hopefully, I’ll have internet connection to tweet some info via @ICISchemicalbiz and #ICIS hashtag. Stay tune! For now here are this week’s news roundup. Biofuel seems to be the theme in last week’s news. Rape oil for Neste Oil’s diesel Neste Oil will use […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Record-breaking news (for me anyway) came out last week and a lot from biofuels and solar. Also, last week’s chemical regulatory talks are centered mostly on the overhauling of TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act), with the introduction of Bill 5820 by Representatives Bobby L. Rush and Henry A. Waxman. One of the goals under this […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Have you heard the news about the relaunched of ICIS Chemical Business? (that’s the magazine I worked for). It will now have new weekly columns on Petrochemicals, Polymers, Intermediates and Inorganics/Oleochemicals/Biofuels. The green blogger will handle the last section (inorganics/oleo/biofuels) and that might take some time away from the blog — I hope not but […]

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Arkema Sustainability Additives interview

There have been quite a few interviews and several conferences this year that I was not able to post in the blog due to schedule and deadline constraint. I’m hoping to catch up eventually this summer and I’ll start with Arkema’s new Sustainability Additives Group. The Americas business of French chemical company Arkema officially formed […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Apologies for the people whose emails I have not yet responded to. Our office is officially in chaos this week with the move to another floor and I’m currently working on my article about zero energy homes, and at the same time, purging tons of trash that have mysteriously accumulated in my drawers, shelves and […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Good Monday morning/afternoon blog readers! I will be traveling this week to attend BASF’s Agriculture Sustainability Summit in Chicago. Follow the hashtag #AgMsBASF or my tweets at @ICISgreenblog/@ICISChemicalBiz. I’m also starting on an article about Zero Energy homes so any chemical companies interested, send me an email this week. Enjoy this week’s roundup and hopefully […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Deadlines! Can’t write a lot so here are this week’s news roundup.Bayer R&D in sugarcane ethanolBayer CropScience and the CTC – Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira, the Center for Sugarcane Technology, São Paulo, Brazil, formed a research and development partnership to develop sugarcane varieties with higher sugar content, aiming to increase the production efficiency of ethanol. […]

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