New video: BASF illustrates chemistry behind lithium-ion battery, future electric car

Chemistry goes into the lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries we depend on every day to power our automobiles, military equipment, laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players and more. But have you ever wondered how the battery technology works exactly? In less than three minutes, BASF’s new animated video illustrates the chemistry behind the battery and hints at […]

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Honeywell CEO brings chemistry solutions, business know-how to BRT Energy & Environment Committee

ACC member Honeywell International is no stranger to the energy arena, contributing a wide range of innovative materials and products that help improve energy efficiency in everyday life. So, Business Roundtable’s (BRT) announcement on Monday that Honeywell CEO David Cote would chair the organization’s newly formed Energy and Environment Committee came as little surprise. The […]

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Uncorking our recycling potential: Small steps to take plastics recycling from good to great

Almost exactly one month before America Recycles Day, ACC and the Association of Post-consumer Plastics Recyclers are jointly announcing good news: both the quantity and rate for recycling plastics bottles rose last year in the United States. Our press release and the full report provide more detail on how American consumers recycled 123 million more […]

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Columbia University: Non-recycled plastics could power 5.2 million homes annually

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Turbine How often do you stop and think about the value of the materials you toss in the trash? Chances are, not too often. But even small changes in the way we dispose of everyday waste can mean big gains for the environment and the economy. Take plastics. Many […]

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Washington Post ad: BASF chemistry products help warm our homes, conserve energy this winter

“Warm houses love energy bills,” reads a smart full-page ad appearing in today’s Washington Post. “BASF’s construction solutions and energy-efficient materials are more cost-effective than conventional insulating systems and materials, and have a much higher insulation capacity. So, thanks to products like Neopor® and Elastopor®, houses stay warmer in the winter and waste less energy. […]

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Capitol Hill to adopt growing energy recovery process, waste-to-energy, as part of larger sustainability effort

The Architect of the Capitol (AoC) announced last week that Congress will begin converting up to 90 percent of its non-recyclable solid waste into electricity through a process known as waste-to-energy (WTE) – one of the “woefully underutilized technologies in America,” according to Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Traditional waste-to-energy involves converting non-recycled materials into electricity, […]

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Daimler turns to chemistry, BASF to help make Smart car more energy efficient

The Smart car just got a lot smarter, thanks to a new intelligent energy system and lightweight design co-engineered by Daimler and BASF. Debuting at the Frankfurt auto show last month, the energy efficient Forvision concept car impressed audiences with a slew of innovative materials and design features – something you might expect from one […]

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Charleston Daily Mail op-ed: “Cal Dooley: Shale gas can change W.Va.’s fortunes”

“Unlock the vast potential of the Marcellus Shale and West Virginians will see that a bright future has been lying just beneath their feet,” writes ACC President Cal Dooley in an op-ed in the Charleston Daily Mail this morning. ACC’s fact sheet for West Virginia shale gas paints a more detailed picture of what this […]

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More jobs possible from natural gas drilling offshoots; shale fact sheets for MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, WV

Steve Bennish’s piece in the Dayton Daily News this morning adds rich context to ACC’s newly developed fact sheets on shale gas investment opportunities in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. Though statistics vary from state to state, you’ll find that each of the fact sheets tells the same story: […]

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What role should government play in energy production? NAT GAS Act not part of the answer

This week’s question, posed by Amy Harder with the National Journal’s Energy & Environment blog, is especially relevant to ACC President Cal Dooley’s testimony last week before two subcommittees of the House Committee on Ways and Means. In his reply to Harder’s question, Dooley flips an argument that proponents of the New Alternative Transportation to […]

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