Tag Archives: Energy Efficiency

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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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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American chemistry geared up for U.S. military march toward clean energy innovation

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has embarked on a stalwart march toward clean energy innovation, as America’s chemistry industry gears up for what may become one of the military’s greatest tactical maneuvers of the 21st century. Grist’s David Roberts thinks the military’s storied move is all about “technology, the changing face of warfare, geopolitics […]

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New ACEEE white paper: “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency”

A major transition is underway in America’s electricity sector as utilities retire coal-fired plants in response to new environmental regulations. Last week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published a white paper, “How to Avoid a Train Wreck: Replacing Old Coal Plants with Energy Efficiency,” which outlines how expanded investments in energy efficiency […]

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How can Washington green America’s economy? ACC’s reply to the National Journal

ACC President Cal Dooley today posted a comment on the National Journal’s “expert” blog on Energy & Environment in response to reporter Amy Harder’s question, “How Can Washington Green America’s Economy?” It’s a challenging question, but one to which ACC has given a lot of thought. I’ve included Cal’s response below. As always, you are […]

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Dow Corning sponsors US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011

Illustrating its commitment to driving innovation in the solar industry, Dow Corning has announced that it will sponsor the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon this year. The DOE Solar Decathlon, which runs from September 23 to October 2, will challenge 20 collegiate teams “to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, […]

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Croda’s commitment to sustainability reflected in US headquarters’ new solar energy system

Earlier this morning, I described a chemistry innovation that improves the efficiency of solar cells – yet another example of how chemistry is fueling our nation’s energy future. Today, taking a giant leap forward in the solar arena, Croda, Inc., the global specialty chemicals manufacturer, dedicated a massive, 305 kilowatt solar energy system at its […]

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Chemistry answers call to increase efficiency of solar cells

Chemistry is the source of many innovative technologies that are currently revolutionizing the way we generate and store energy. For example, Silicon Valley startup Innovalight, Inc. has developed a silicon-based ink that, when applied to solar cells, effectively boosts the cells’ ability to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. The magic is in the chemistry. […]

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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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