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      Key principles for applying benefit-cost analysis to federal regulation

      Since 1974, Presidents have issued Executive Orders requiring regulatory agencies to analyze the anticipated results and economic effects of proposed regulations. Executive Order 13563, Executive Order 12866, and the...


      National Academies of Science report reinforces the need to optimize research and development in catalysis technologies

      In March 2016, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) conducted a workshop to better understand how changes in the availability and use of natural gas and natural gas liquids...


      Catalysis helps society do more with less…R&D can accelerate the benefits!

      What do cold water detergents, catalytic converters, and fertilizer have in common? They all rely on a powerful technology called catalysis. Catalysts are added substances that increase the rate...

      Senate gives the nod to move TPA bill to the next critical phase

      The Senate has now joined the vast majority of Americans that say they would support passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation to broaden global market access for goods and services...

      How are global chemical manufacturers helping to tackle climate change? [VIDEO]

      2015 is a crucial year for moving the international climate change negotiations forward, and some of the world’s brightest solutions providers – global chemical manufacturers – are ready to...