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#Chemistry2Energy: Help us keep the Energy Awareness conversation going on Twitter

Energy Awareness Month, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Emergency Management Program (FEMP), draws to a close today – coincidentally, the same day in which the United Nations Population Fund predicted the arrival of the world’s 7 billionth person. Because of our rapidly growing population, it won’t be any less important […]

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Officer Katie Lawson joins IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivor’s Club; one of more than 3,000 lives saved by Kevlar

“Oklahoma City Officer Katie Lawson, saved by body armor after she was shot many times, was added to the IACP/Dupont Kevlar Survivor’s Club,” the California Police Chiefs Association announced via Twitter last Sunday. Incredibly, the surviving officer joins the ranks of more than 3,000 men and women in law enforcement whose lives have been saved […]

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Composite plastics help make Dreamliner the quietest, lightest, most fuel efficient bird in the sky

It might not be any bigger or any faster than an average commercial airplane, but Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which completed its maiden passenger voyage from Tokyo to Hong Kong around 4pm local time yesterday, is one of the quietest, lightest and most fuel efficient commercial service airliners in the sky. What makes the Dreamliner so […]

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Dow Chemical commits $250 million to leading U.S. universities’ chemical engineering, research and development programs

ACC member Dow Chemical Co. has committed $250 million to support chemical engineering and other scientific programs at eleven U.S. universities over the next ten years, Kevin Helliker reported in the Wall Street Journal this morning. Dow CEO Andrew N. Liveris announced the program in New York City earlier this month, saying the initiative will encourage […]

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Chemistry solutions: HydroPack™ turns dirty water into clean, flavorful drink for disaster victims, waterborne illness sufferers [VIDEO]

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) last month presented the 2011 Curator’s Choice Award to makers of the Hydropack™ Self-Hydrating Drink Pouch – a 5-inch by 7-inch pouch capable of turning a dirty puddle of rainwater into a clean, flavorful drink in about 10 hours. With UNICEF reporting that 1.5 million children die every […]

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Dooley visits Port of New Orleans, explores promising new chapter in Louisiana shale gas story

The real story of the promise of natural gas for American manufacturing is just beginning to be told. On Thursday, ACC President Cal Dooley visited the Port of New Orleans to explore a potential new chapter in Louisiana’s shale gas story: a $5.4 billion investment in expanded ethylene production capacity. According to an ACC report […]

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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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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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