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They say “Everything’s Bigger in Texas,” and right now, shale gas is BIG

As the no. 1 chemical producing state in the nation, Texas enjoys many of the economic benefits for which chemistry is so well known — billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of good American jobs. Now, the economic outlook in Texas is set to brighten once more because of what chemistry can do with […]

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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 bringing “several hundred thousand new manufacturing jobs” within reach, White House says

Industrial towns across America have struggled in the face of plant closures and outsourcing for years, but natural gas from shale deposits is helping to bring U.S. manufacturing into a new era of global competitiveness, according to a White House report making a splash in Washington last week. Released in conjunction with President Obama’s “Insourcing […]

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“Electrolyte” is my middle name: Dow and Ube take energy storage to the next level with Advanced Electrolyte Technologies

Putting something valuable away for future use – storing it – is an everyday investment that can yield big returns, especially when it comes to storing energy. Batteries, for example, despite being one of the more commonplace tools we rely on to power our lives, once revolutionized the way we store energy. And, thanks to […]

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New York Times columnist David Brooks calls shale gas a “blessing,” says it would be a crime to squander

In a compelling op-ed last Thursday, New York Times columnist David Brooks described how new, abundant supplies of shale gas have shaped the U.S. energy industry over the past 10 years, concluding that “it would be a crime if we squandered [the] blessing” shale gas provides to the U.S. economy. Brooks also noted the importance […]

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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 professor and Dow Chemical Co. director, Jacqueline Barton, awarded National Medal of Science

Jacqueline K. Barton, a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology and member of The Dow Chemical Company’s Board of Directors, was one of seven individuals awarded the National Medal of Science on Tuesday. Many consider the award, presented this year by President Obama, to be the U.S. government’s highest scientific honor. A […]

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Chemistry’s lithium-ion battery: driving clean energy and energy efficiency

Chemistry innovations enable the sustainable technologies that literally drive clean energy. Lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries, for example, employ chemistry to create rechargeable batteries that power our automobiles, as well as military equipment, laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players, and more. Today, Dow Chemical Company announced the formation of Advanced Electrolyte Technologies (AET) – a joint venture […]

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