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Posted on October 6th, 2017 by Fanny Zhang in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
China plans to complete a massive relocation of chemical plants away from cities by 2025, but financial constraints may hamper the project, which is estimated to cost Chinese yuan (CNY) 800bn ($121bn), industry sources said.
Posted on September 25th, 2017 by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad in New Materials & Applications
Polluted Shanghai Skyline (Source: B. Draxler, Discover, January 21, 2014)
I experienced real air pollution when I first traveled to China many years ago. By the time we drove from Pudong International Airport to Shanghai I had developed a serious cough. Continue reading “Electric Cars in China: an ambitious stab at reducing pollution” »
Posted on August 14th, 2017 by Joseph Chang in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis
Clariant’s oxidation catalyst pilot reactor in Heufeld, Germany.
Switzerland-based specialty chemicals company Clariant is developing “optimized, improved versions” of catalysts to produce olefins, methanol, and ammonia, said the head of its catalysts research and development (R&D) department. Continue reading “Clariant Targets Improved Chemical Catalysts” »
Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by Christina Valimaki in Chemical R&D
The chemical industry has served as a key driver of China’s “turbo-charged” GDP growth, which has remained above 7 percent since 2011. Meanwhile, R&D spending across Asia continues to increase, accounting for more than 32 percent of global spending on science. Continue reading “R&D Investments Shift East, Challenging Traditional Research Centers” »