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May 13, 2008
Foster Wheeler Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda; www.fwc.com) announced today that its Finnish subsidiary Foster Wheeler Energia Oy, part of its Global Power Group, has been awarded a contract by NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. for a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) biomass gasifier to be located in Varkaus, Finland. NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. is a joint venture (JV) owned 50/50 by Stora Enso Oyj and Neste Oil Corp...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Foster-Wheeler-to-supply-CFB-gasifier-for-BTL-pilot-plant_3892.html
May 6, 2008
Süd-Chemie AG (www.sud-chemic.com) and Linde Group (both Munich, Germany; www.linde.de) have agreed to co-operate on an exclusive basis to develop and market plants for the production of second-generation biofuels. This will involve a biotechnological process to extract fuels, such as ethanol, from plant matter containing cellulose, such as wheat and maize straw, grasses or wood. Based on these...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Sud-ChemieLinde-to-develop-production-plants-for-second-generation-biofuels_3849.html
April 28, 2008
Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing , Germany; www.caloric.com) has signed its first contract for the supply of a carbon dioxide recovery unit using aMDEA-solvent (activated methyl diethanolamine). The plant was ordered by a German engineering company and is part of a syngas treatment facility to be located in Spain. The recovery unit is...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Calorics-1st-aMDEA-based-CO2-recovery-plant_3833.html
April 25, 2008
Rhodia (Paris, France; www.rhodia.com) has launched production of Rhodiasolv IRIS, an innovative  solvent with excellent eco-friendly properties, at a new unit located on the Group’s Santo Andre site in  Brazil. Rhodiasolv IRIS, designed for applications such as industrial cleaning, foundry resins, paints  and coatings formulations, is non-toxic, readily biodegradable, nonflammable and...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Rhodia-starts-producing-eco-friendly-solvent-in-Brazil_3832.html
April 16, 2008
Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) has announced a plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its Forane 22 production plant at the Changshu industrial facility in China, by incinerating HFC 23, a by-product of HCFC 22 manufacture. The project has been registered...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Arkema-to-reduce-GHG-emissions-at-Changshu-site_3782.html
April 15, 2008
Last month, the first pilot project that used chilled ammonia to capture carbon dioxide from the fluegas (FG) of a coal-fired power plant started operating at the 1,210-MW We Energies’ Pleasant Prairie power plant in Wisconsin. Alstom (Windsor, Conn.; edlinks.che.com/7371-531) designed, built and will operate the 1.7-MW pilot system, which is part of a cost-sharing partnership of 35 utilities...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/air_pollution_control/Chementator-An-ammonia-based-CO2-capture-process-moves-several-steps-closer-to-commercialization_3807.html
April 15, 2008
In its first full-scale test on a coal-fired power plant, halogenated activated carbon (AC) made by ADA-ES, Inc. (Littleton, Colo.; edlinks.che.com/7371-537) has reduced mercury emissions by more than 90%. The significance of the results is that the plant...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/air_pollution_control/Chementator-Halogenated-activated-carbon-reduces-mercury-emissions-from-a-coal-fired-plant_3811.html
April 15, 2008
Nippon Steel Materials Co., Ltd. (NSM; Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/7371-538) has developed a new catalyst for combustion engines that contains 70% less precious metals than conventional catalytic converters. The catalyst is expected to not only lead to lower costs, but also outperform conventional catalysts...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/air_pollution_control/Chementator-A-platinum-free-catalytic-converter_3812.html
April 15, 2008
As spring approaches, the woods around Frankfurt are beginning to get green again. Taking in this annual transformation, it seems like a good time to reflect on how the meaning of the word "green" has changed — through misuse or at least, in my opinion, overuse of the word. Many press releases course through our offices, and more and more (it seems), companies are touting a greener process...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Editors-Page-Go-green-but-be-realistic_3784.html
April 15, 2008
Investment, production and consumption of biofuels are booming, thanks mainly to American and European governments’ subsidy and promotion. In part this is driven by fear of environmental enemy number one — global warming. The simple, conventional wisdom is that biofuels have smaller carbon footprints than competing petroleum-based fuels (petrofuels). Yet, as our recent study shows,* the...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Technology-Showcase-Biofuels-Face-a-Carbon-Certification-Challenge_3788.html
April 15, 2008
Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC; Bismarck, N.D.) has selected the CO2-capture technology of Powerspan Corp. (Portsmouth, N.H.; edlinks.che.com/7371-546) for a commercial demonstration at BEPC’s Antelope Station coal-fired...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Chementator-CO2-capture-demo-_3818.html
April 15, 2008
  While it may be one of the oldest chemical processes known to mankind, fermentation is getting a high-tech face lift as industrial biotech firms put a fresh spin on the age-old technology in an effort to develop advanced products in a more environmentally friendly and less costly way. "The technology is generally the same — using microbial systems and metabolic fermentation — but by...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Newsfront-Teaching-an-Old-Dog-New-Tricks_3789.html
April 15, 2008
Although theoretically promising 80% more energy than is required to grow and convert to cellulosic ethanol, switchgrass has proven to be a difficult fuel source to break down cost effectively. With $1 million from the U.S. Depts. of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE), a team led by Professor Alan Weimer of the...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Switchgrass-to-syngas_3813.html
April 15, 2008
Sugar-beet processors in the U.S. generate approximately 40 million tons of fiber-rich sugar-beet pulp every year as a byproduct of sucrose extraction. Most of it is used as livestock feed or in pet food. Researchers with the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS; edlinks.che.com/7371-542) are working on a process to convert the pulp into a filler for polylactic-acid-based plastics (PLA)...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Sugar-beet-pulp-may-cut-the-cost-of-biodegradable-plastic_3814.html
April 15, 2008
A new nanomaterial which doubles as a filter and a reactor capable of destroying unwanted substances, has been developed by a team from Nanyang Technological University (NTU; Singapore; edlinks.che.com/7371-544), and the Singapore Public Utilities Board. The material consists of nanosized crystals of titanium dioxide, which can capture unwanted matter in water and can act as a catalyst under the application of...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/water_treatment_and_supply/Chementator-Nanomaterial-filters-and-recycles-water_3816.html
April 8, 2008
Just a few weeks before the pre-registration phase of the European chemicals policy REACH begins in June 2008, the demand for extensive information and advice is greater than ever. In response, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) is hosting another expert seminar on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) on May 28, 2008 in Berlin. The program, entitled "Together...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/regulatory/BASF-experts-to-provide-advice-on-REACH_3770.html
March 15, 2008
On January 31, 2008, law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP held its "Nanotechnology, Law & Commerce" forum exploring "Business at One-Billionth of a Meter." A total of 18 invited speakers explored a variety of topics including the current state of nanotech R&D; public policy, politics and legal issues; the financing and underwriting of nanotech; and "nanoethics." George...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/Newsfront-Forum-Makes-a-Big-Deal-about-Nanotech_3718.html
March 15, 2008
Alstom Power, Inc. (Windsor, Conn.; edlinks.che.com/7370-571) and The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; edlinks.che.com/7370-572) have established a joint development and...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/greenhouse_gases_and_climate_change/Chementator-Amine-scrubbing_3743.html
March 15, 2008
  This is an important year for any company that makes, uses, buys or sells chemicals or products containing chemicals. On June 1, 2007, the European Union’s (EU) Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) came into force. Implementation of REACH begins in earnest in 2008. Widely viewed as one of the most important pieces of EU...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/regulatory/Cover-Story-Part-1-Are-You-Ready-For-REACH_3727.html
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