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Archive: April, 2012

Energy saved under Responsible Care in 2011 could power every home in Norfolk, Va. for one year

The American Chemistry Council today honored 19 of its members for implementing energy-efficiency improvements that helped to conserve 16.9 trillion BTUs in 2011, or enough energy to power every home in Norfolk, Va. for an entire year. Through participation in Responsible Care®, the chemistry industry’s world-class performance initiative, leading companies make strides annually toward enhancing [...]

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Jeff Stier: Look to Canada for ways to improve the science behind chemical assessments

Jeff Stier, risk analyst with the National Center for Public Policy Research, offered several interesting insights the other day regarding how chemicals are assessed and managed in different countries — pointing out there are lessons to be learned from our neighbors up north. Northern Exposure We agree with Stier that chemical management regimes in other [...]

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Conference highlights growing opportunities for recovering energy from waste, in U.S. and abroad

This week, representatives from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) joined businesses, policy makers and other interested groups at the 20th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference (NAWTEC), a technical gathering focused on municipal waste-to-energy. During the conference, ACC released the results of a new study showing that emerging technologies designed to convert waste into fuels or [...]

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Thursday: Free webinar to assess shale gas impact on U.S. manufacturing

On Thursday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. EDT, the American Chemistry Council and Chemical Engineering Magazine will host a free webinar to discuss the impact of unconventional supplies of natural gas from shale on American manufacturing and the U.S. economy, led by the domestic chemical industry. “Shale Gas: A Game Changer” will be moderated by [...]

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Earth Day a call for greater energy efficiency solutions

More than a billion people around the world are taking part in Earth Day celebrations this year, as the nearly 800,000 men and women employed by the U.S. chemistry industry continue to find ways to create a more sustainable future for our planet. For example, products of chemistry empower Americans and American businesses to improve [...]

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Dow Chemical signals “resurgence” with new ethylene plant in Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has selected Freeport, TX for the site of a new $4 billion ethylene production complex that could employ many as 2,000 Americans and bring millions of dollars in new revenues to the state. In a news release, Dow Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew N. Liveris said the new investment and [...]

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Shale gas development in W.Va. depends on meeting critical infrastructure needs

“Regulations and policies around natural gas production and infrastructure development will ultimately determine whether shale gas becomes the ‘game changer’ everyone hopes for,”ACC’s Owen Kean said in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation last week. The bipartisan hearing, “Shale Gas Development: Meeting The Transportation, Pipeline, And Rail Needs To Renew [...]

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A snapshot of the economic potential of waste-to-energy

An emerging group of technologies that allow us to capture energy and raw materials from waste have significant potential to yield both environmental and economic benefits. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Carl Rush, senior vice president of Waste Management’s Organic Growth unit, discusses the economic potential of transforming society’s waste. Waste Management already produces [...]

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Interested in saving on your monthly energy bill? They’re building an app for that!

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Apps for Energy” competition offers $100,000 in cash prizes in return for building build new mobile and computer software applications that educate consumers about their energy use and provide specific feedback on how they might be able to cut back on utilities like gas and electric and reduce energy [...]

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CPI now accepting entries for the 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council is now accepting entries for its 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The award winner will be announced during the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which runs from Sept. 24 to 26 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual award honors [...]

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