Tag Archives: Sustainability

BASF arrives in Motor City to showcase energy-efficient products made possible by chemistry

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about an auto show? Carousels of cutting-edge concept cars? Sweeping suicide doors? Custom wheels and rims? Whichever images comes to mind, the latest innovations in energy efficiency – plastic wheels, lightweight thermoplastics and polyurethanes – are likely not among them. Yet, energy efficiency – […]

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‘Sun-Believable’ solar paint a primer for meeting future energy needs?

(ND Newswire) – Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light—electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside. A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame has made a major advance toward this vision by creating […]

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Climax Global Energy brings new jobs to rural South Carolina with $5 million plastics-to-oil facility

“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” wrote South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on her Facebook page, breaking the news to fans about Climax Global Energy Inc.’s establishment of a state-of-the-art plastics-to-oil facility in Barnwell County. The $5 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs in Blackville, SC, and make a palpable impact on the 1,100 households […]

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Energy recovery pioneer, Agilyx, turns non-recycled plastics into valuable energy

Plastics recycling is a growing business, as Americans continue to recycle billions of pounds of plastic bottles, containers, bags and wraps every year. But what happens to plastics that aren’t recycled? Oregon-based Agilyx is using chemistry to convert more of these valuable materials from waste into useful fuel. As Lew Feucht, an account manager at […]

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ACC launches “From Chemistry to Energy” video contest with $20,000 in cash prizes

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a user-generated video campaign! It’s easy to sign up and free to enter. All you need is a camcorder or some motion graphics skills, a bit of creative inspiration and an interest in learning how chemistry is creating energy solutions for a strong, secure and sustainable future. […]

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New Video: Chemistry and the Low Carbon Economy

This week and next, thousands of experts, government officials, industry representatives, and NGOs are meeting in Durban, South Africa for the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to address climate change. The […]

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Teaming up for recycling success during the 2011 “Recycle. Goal.” challenge

Kudos to the Anaheim Impact, the winners of the 2011 Recycle. Goal. challenge. The Impact, a boys under 13 team from the Anaheim Soccer Club, recycled more than 13,000 pounds of materials, edging out two dozen other youth soccer teams across Southern California that took part in the 9-week competition. Altogether the teams recycled more […]

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Senator Mark Udall says energy innovation is key to winning global economic race

Policy experts, public officials and advocates found common ground on key energy issues last Thursday at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) annual Energy Innovation conference in Washington, D.C. During his keynote speech, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) contended that energy innovation is key to winning the global economic race and challenged federal and state governments, […]

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This week’s Green Intelligence Forum to focus on energy, environment, sustainable cities; what’s chemistry’s role?

This Wednesday, November 16, leading authorities on energy and the environment will convene at the Green Intelligence Forum: Creating the Sustainable City of the Future, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by The Atlantic, the two-day event promises to “explore macro trends in energy and the environment” on Wednesday and to “examine green intelligence through the framework […]

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White House GreenGov Symposium seeks to boost energy efficiency in federal government; chemistry can help

A key takeaway from this week’s White House GreenGov Symposium is that, when it comes to “greening” the Federal Government, especially by improving energy efficiency, chemistry has an essential role to play. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley applauded the federal government’s attention to energy efficiency in a statement released Tuesday. Following on the heels […]

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