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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” »
Posted on May 15th, 2017 by Dr. Sina Ebnesajjad in Chemical R&D
Beijing, China (Source, www.thebeijinger.com)
The photo above shows a street during daytime in Beijing, China, where over 70% of people wear masks on smoggy days. Smoggy days occur frequently resulting in periodic highway and airport shutdowns. The main cause of the smog is smoke and soot particles spewed from stacks of coal burning factories. Continue reading “Why is coal the worst fossil fuel – emissions, climate, health, smog…?” »
Posted on May 12th, 2017 by Christina Valimaki in Chemical R&D
Despite making strides in recent years, China still feels far behind developed countries in the world in terms of their overall capability and level of technology innovation. But how will the Chinese government turn from a big chemical country into a great chemical power? With R&D innovation as a key driver. Continue reading “China encourages more chemical R&D” »