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August 15, 2008
As fuel prices continue to rise, energy management is everyone’s business Market trends suggest that the demand for energy resources will rise dramatically over the next 25 years with the global demand for all energy sources forecast to grow by 57% and the U.S. demand for all types of energy expected to increase by 31% (see Figure 1). By 2030, it is expected that 56% of the world’s energy use...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Cover-Story-Making-Energy-Efficiency-Pay_4090.html
August 15, 2008
A thermochemical process for converting biomass to ethanol, other biofuels and chemical intermediates will be developed jointly by Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; www.dow.com) and the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, Golden, Colo.; www.nrel.gov). Under the agreement, NREL will combine its expertise in biomass gasification with Dow’s catalytic process for the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Dow-and-NREL-Join-Forces-in-a-Biomass-Gasification-Project_4102.html
August 15, 2008
Dow Chemical (Midland, Mich; www.dow.com) has started using a renewable energy source — methane from landfill gas — at its Dalton, Ga., plant where carpet latex is manufactured. As a result, carpet-backing products manufactured with the so-called Dow Lomax technology, are expected to receive up to five points under the renewable energy section of the new...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Taking-Advantage-of-Landfill-Gas_4108.html
August 15, 2008
Corn residue left in fermenters after ethanol production could find a future use as a filler in plastics through research being done at the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s North Central Agricultural Research Laboratory (Brookings, S.D.; www.ars.usda.gov). The granular residue, called distiller’s dried grains (DDGs), is now used mainly for animal feed. Plastics would provide an additional market...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Plastics-A-New-Use-for-an-Ethanol-Coproduct_4110.html
July 15, 2008
Monitoring Our Atmosphere Please refer to the Editor’s Page, April 2008: Mr. Gerald Ondrey’s last sentence sums it up. "Ultimately, the only truly green solution is to reduce consumption — the second law of thermodynamics says so." Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R, Md.) speaks out plain and clear regarding energy policy, but colleagues respond politically and not...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/July-2008-Letters_3999.html
July 15, 2008
Ethanol could be produced for less than $1/gal through a new process developed by ZeaChem, Inc. (Lakewood, Colo.; edlinks.che.com/7374-531). The company has piloted the process (flowsheet) and plans to start up a 1.5-million-gal/yr full-scale demonstration plant at the end of 2009, says Jim Imbler, chief executive officer. The process starts with acid hydrolysis of biomass to obtain sugars, as in standard...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-A-new-route-to-ethanol_4025.html
June 15, 2008
At 2,064 ft as of this past April, the unfinished Burj Dubai skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates is the tallest man-made structure on earth. "A structure of this kind is only possible if the right [concrete] mixture is guaranteed," as BASF’s executive director for research Stefan Marcinowski has pointed out. In fact, "a chemist with an analytical laboratory is constantly monitoring...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Newsfront-Chemistry-for-Construction-A-A_3938.html
June 15, 2008
Dupont (Wilmington, Del.; edlinks.che.com/7373-533) and its partner Genencor (Palo Alto, Calif.; edlinks.che.com/7373-534), a div. of Danisco A/S, plan to invest $140 million to integrate the pretreatment process and fermenting organism — developed with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Cellulosic-ethanol_3957.html
June 4, 2008
A consortium of water leaders announced the formation of The Water Policy Institute.  Chaired by former EPA administrator and New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, the Institute will address water-related issues and provide information to the public through its website.  Kathy Robb, a partner in the Resources, Regulatory and Environmental Law practice at the law firm Hunton & Williams...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Water-industry-leaders-launch-Water-Policy-Institute-to-address-current-challenges_3918.html
May 15, 2008
Verenium Corp. (formerly Celunol; Cambridge, Mass.; edlinks.che.com/7372-537) is starting up a 1.4-million gal/yr demonstration-scale facility at Jennings, La., which will produce ethanol from regional feedstocks (including sugarcane bagasse and specially bred "energy cane") via proprietary cellulosic-ethanol technology. The technology was originally developed at the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-A-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Demonstration-Plant-Enters-Startup-Phase_3879.html
May 13, 2008
Foster Wheeler Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda; www.fwc.com) announced today that its Finnish subsidiary Foster Wheeler Energia Oy, part of its Global Power Group, has been awarded a contract by NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. for a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) biomass gasifier to be located in Varkaus, Finland. NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. is a joint venture (JV) owned 50/50 by Stora Enso Oyj and Neste Oil Corp...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Foster-Wheeler-to-supply-CFB-gasifier-for-BTL-pilot-plant_3892.html
May 6, 2008
Süd-Chemie AG (www.sud-chemic.com) and Linde Group (both Munich, Germany; www.linde.de) have agreed to co-operate on an exclusive basis to develop and market plants for the production of second-generation biofuels. This will involve a biotechnological process to extract fuels, such as ethanol, from plant matter containing cellulose, such as wheat and maize straw, grasses or wood. Based on these...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Sud-ChemieLinde-to-develop-production-plants-for-second-generation-biofuels_3849.html
April 25, 2008
Rhodia (Paris, France; www.rhodia.com) has launched production of Rhodiasolv IRIS, an innovative  solvent with excellent eco-friendly properties, at a new unit located on the Group’s Santo Andre site in  Brazil. Rhodiasolv IRIS, designed for applications such as industrial cleaning, foundry resins, paints  and coatings formulations, is non-toxic, readily biodegradable, nonflammable and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Rhodia-starts-producing-eco-friendly-solvent-in-Brazil_3832.html
April 15, 2008
As spring approaches, the woods around Frankfurt are beginning to get green again. Taking in this annual transformation, it seems like a good time to reflect on how the meaning of the word "green" has changed — through misuse or at least, in my opinion, overuse of the word. Many press releases course through our offices, and more and more (it seems), companies are touting a greener process...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Editors-Page-Go-green-but-be-realistic_3784.html
April 15, 2008
Investment, production and consumption of biofuels are booming, thanks mainly to American and European governments’ subsidy and promotion. In part this is driven by fear of environmental enemy number one — global warming. The simple, conventional wisdom is that biofuels have smaller carbon footprints than competing petroleum-based fuels (petrofuels). Yet, as our recent study shows,* the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Technology-Showcase-Biofuels-Face-a-Carbon-Certification-Challenge_3788.html
April 15, 2008
  While it may be one of the oldest chemical processes known to mankind, fermentation is getting a high-tech face lift as industrial biotech firms put a fresh spin on the age-old technology in an effort to develop advanced products in a more environmentally friendly and less costly way. "The technology is generally the same — using microbial systems and metabolic fermentation — but by...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Newsfront-Teaching-an-Old-Dog-New-Tricks_3789.html
April 15, 2008
Although theoretically promising 80% more energy than is required to grow and convert to cellulosic ethanol, switchgrass has proven to be a difficult fuel source to break down cost effectively. With $1 million from the U.S. Depts. of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy (DOE), a team led by Professor Alan Weimer of the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Switchgrass-to-syngas_3813.html
April 15, 2008
Sugar-beet processors in the U.S. generate approximately 40 million tons of fiber-rich sugar-beet pulp every year as a byproduct of sucrose extraction. Most of it is used as livestock feed or in pet food. Researchers with the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS; edlinks.che.com/7371-542) are working on a process to convert the pulp into a filler for polylactic-acid-based plastics (PLA)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Sugar-beet-pulp-may-cut-the-cost-of-biodegradable-plastic_3814.html
March 15, 2008
On January 31, 2008, law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP held its "Nanotechnology, Law & Commerce" forum exploring "Business at One-Billionth of a Meter." A total of 18 invited speakers explored a variety of topics including the current state of nanotech R&D; public policy, politics and legal issues; the financing and underwriting of nanotech; and "nanoethics." George...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Newsfront-Forum-Makes-a-Big-Deal-about-Nanotech_3718.html
March 15, 2008
Henkel KGaA (Düsseldorf, Germany; edlinks.che.com/7370-581) has developed a new generation of plasticizer-free dispersion adhesives called Adhesin A 78 — a copolymer system whose formulation...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Phthalate-free-glue_3749.html
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