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DSM Pushes Carbon Pricing

Posted on July 31st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

DSM has become something of a sustainability trailblazer for the chemical industry as it pushes the concept of carbon pricing through its own operations and investments as well as lobbying others to do so. Continue reading “DSM Pushes Carbon Pricing” »

Energy Conservation Part 4 – Environmental Impact

Posted on January 19th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In the previous post, a process change reduced the amount of fuel necessary to produce a given amount of steam resulting in significant energy cost savings over the intended life of the equipment. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 4 – Environmental Impact” »

R&D growth shifts from EU to emerging markets, but challenges remain

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

R&D spending in China is expected to grow by more than €25bn by 2020, nearly three times the expected R&D growth in EU (€9bn) during the same period, according to consultancy Arthur D Little. Continue reading “R&D growth shifts from EU to emerging markets, but challenges remain” »

Renewable Energy In 2015

Posted on December 11th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

It’s a commonly held view that the world is at a tipping point for renewable energy. Renewable sources are now making up a significant proportion of all new power capacity added around the world. Continue reading “Renewable Energy In 2015” »