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March 1, 2006
Archer Daniels Midland Co. (Decatur, Ill.; edlinks.com/5827-542) plans to build the world’s first commercial plant to produce PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), which are high-performance plastics made from renewable resources, such as corn sugar. The plant, to be located at a major ADM site in North America, will have an initial capacity of 50,000 m.t./yr. The facility is a joint venture being established...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-A-bioprocess-to-make-natural-plastic-makes-its-commercial-debut_2916.html
March 1, 2006
Last August, the comments on this page saluted recent achievements of BASF Corp., Merck, Archer Daniels Midland and other winners of the U.S.’s 2005 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Program, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (Green-chemistry feats bring in the gold, CE, August 2005, p. 7). In light of today’s high interest in, and the clear desirability of, such usage of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Green-chemistry-theres-a-lot-still-left-to-do_3094.html
March 1, 2006
Last August, the comments on this page saluted recent achievements of BASF Corp., Merck, Archer Daniels Midland and other winners of the U.S.’s 2005 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Program, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (Green-chemistry feats bring in the gold, CE, August 2005, p. 7). In light of today’s high interest in, and the clear desirability of, such usage of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Green-chemistry-theres-a-lot-still-left-to-do_3105.html
February 1, 2006
Last month, Rentech, Inc. (Denver, Co.; edlinks.che.com/5826-539) signed its first domestic license agreement with DKRW Advanced Fuels LLC (Houston, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/5826-540) for the use of Rentech’s patented F-T CTL technology (CE, May 2004, p. 23). At the same time, DKRW’s subsidiary, Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-and-theres-a-new-CTL-licensee-and-patent-for-Rentech_2893.html
February 1, 2006
Large tracts of land that have been used for military training, especially in the U.S., are contaminated with RDX— a widely used explosive that is both toxic and carcinogenic. Although bacteria have been isolated that can biodegrade the RDX, the degredation rates are too slow, allowing the RDX to leatch...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Converting-trees-into-biodegredation-plants_2901.html
February 1, 2006
    While politicians and research institutes debate about a future hydrogen economy, plant contractors and industrial gas suppliers are working overtime to build bigger, more efficient hydrogen plants to meet the immediate demands. The fact is, there doesn’t seem to be enough H2 around to meet the growing demand for clean fuels and basic chemicals. This is the first time in the market...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Hydrogen-The-real-ACTION-is-Today_3069.html
January 1, 2006
BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/5825-546) has developed a biodegradable plastic that contains 45% polylactic acid, a biodegradable polymer made from corn (CE, November 2003...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Semi-renewable-plastic_2871.html
January 1, 2006
WOW Energy (see item above) has also developed a patented process that uses commercial, off-the shelf components to reduce the FG temperature to near ambient, while converting the extracted thermal energy into electricity. The cascading closed-loop cycle (CCLC) does this by using a hydrocarbon (propane) working...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-and-this-process-makes-power-from-waste-heat_2873.html
January 1, 2006
Lurgi AG (Frankfurt, Germany; edlinks.che.com/5825-549) is building the world’s largest biodiesel plant for Neckermann-Renewables GmbH (Würzburg, Germany). When the E64-million facility starts up in December at Piesteritz, Germany, it will produce more than...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Biodiesel_2876.html
January 1, 2006
With plans to double its investment in alternative energy, BP (London; edlinks.che.com/5825-551)...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Beyond-petroleum_2878.html
January 1, 2006
Ultrasound Brewery Co. (Naruto, Japan; edlinks.che.com/5825-535) has developed a process that separates the water from dilute solutions of alcohol to achieve 99.5%, without using conventional evaporation or distillation. The company has tested the process in a pilot plant that produces 600–700 L/d of 99.5% ethanol from a 10–15% solution. The process, which combines irradiation with ultrasound...
http://www.chemengonline.com/environmental_health_and_safety/environmental_mgmt/sustainability/Chementator-Purifying-ethanol-without-distillation_2879.html
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