In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
June 29-July 12, 2009

Cover story

Synthetic biology could transform chemical manufacturing

Synthetic biology could revolutionize chemical manufacturing by simplifying the application of biotechnology

ANIMALS, PLANTS, fungi and bacteria have always been a source of carbonaceous raw materials for chemical manufacturing. But it was petroleum, owing to its low cost, that enabled the flood of innovation in commodities, plastics and specialties that made chemicals one of the most productive industries of the twentieth century.



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Malini Hariharan - India Chemicals Blog
India is proving a hot spot for chemicals growth. Malini Hariharan comments on developments in her India Chemicals Blog here.

Insight

INSIGHT: Crude fall moves olefins margins, hits ethane advantage
"Prices tend to fall faster than they can be recovered so this is a difficult and uncertain time." more

VIDEO: ICIS special report - impact of lower crude oil prices

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