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Total Denies Valero's Bid For One Of Dow's European Refineries

June 19, 2009 8:52 am | Comments

ERNEST SCHEYDER AP Energy Writer - June 19, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - European oil giant Total S.A. blocked Valero Energy Corp. from buying Dow Chemical Co.'s stake in a Dutch refinery on Friday, instead choosing Russia's Lukoil Co. for the lucrative venture.

Dow Chemical, Gazprom To Research Climate Change

June 19, 2009 6:47 am | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - Dow Chemical Co. and Russian energy giant Gazprom said Thursday they will jointly study and form projects designed to reduce greenhouse gases. As part of the agreement, Gazprom will use its marketing and trading business to market Dow Chemical's technologies.

Oil Companies Shop For Discounted Ethanol Plants

June 19, 2009 6:35 am | Comments

WILLIAM KATES Associated Press Writer - June 18, 2009 FULTON, N.Y. (AP) - When Sunoco closed this week on the acquisition of a bankrupt ethanol plant for pennies on the dollar, it became just the latest oil refiner to step into the alternative fuels market.

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NC Plant Workers To 911: 'ConAgra Just Blew Up'

June 18, 2009 5:33 am | Comments

MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - June 15, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Emergency tapes

Boeing To Establish Thermoplastic Composites Research Centre

June 18, 2009 5:19 am | Comments

June 12, 2009 ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands (AP) - Officials from Boeing, Royal Ten Cate, Stork Fokker and the University of Twente signed an agreement today to establish the Thermoplastic Composites Research Centre (TPRC) at the University of Twente in The Netherlands.

Nation's Largest Solar Plant To Be Built In NM

June 18, 2009 4:45 am | Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Utility officials announced plans Thursday to build a giant solar energy plant in the New Mexico desert in what is believed to be the largest such project in the nation.

Exclusive: Biowar I

June 18, 2009 4:27 am | Comments

In this Chem.Info question-and-answer session, industry expert Mark R. Edwards clarifies why battles over food vs. fuel could lead to world hunger. Please find his biography at the bottom of the article. Chem.Info: Is the ethanol industry sustainable? Mark R. Edwards: No.

Genzyme Facing Production Delays On Key Drugs

June 16, 2009 12:55 pm | Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Biotechnology company Genzyme Corp. said Tuesday it will face production delays on two key drugs because of a manufacturing issue at its Allston, Mass., facility. The issue will cause supply constraints for Cerezyme and Fabrazyme, which are used to treat enzyme disorders.

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Paint Chemical Price Drop Signals Weak Economy

June 16, 2009 12:34 pm | Comments

EVERTON BAILEY Jr. Associated Press Writer - June 16, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) - The recession may not be waving a white flag just yet, but the price of a key ingredient in white paint may signal the economy's downhill slide is easing. Titanium dioxide prices fell 5.

Attorney General Blasts Plan To Use Pregnant Mother To Promote Chemical

June 16, 2009 7:18 am | Comments

EVERTON BAILEY Jr. Associated Press Writer - June 16, 2009 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's attorney general on Monday blasted industry plans to promote a chemical common in the making of baby bottles and other food containers.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Protect Chemical Facilities

June 16, 2009 6:48 am | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior lawmakers, including Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), have introduced The Chemical Facility Antiterrorism Act of 2009.

Nova Chemicals Receives Approvals For Takeover

June 12, 2009 5:56 am | Comments

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nova Chemicals Corp., Canada's largest plastics producer, said Friday it received more regulatory approvals for its takeover by Abu Dhabi investment firm International Petroleum Investment Co.

Shell Station Selling Cellulosic Ethanol

June 11, 2009 5:31 am | Comments

OTTAWA (AP) - A Shell station in Ottawa has become the first in the world to sell gasoline blended with biofuel made from wheat straw, the global oil giant said Wednesday.

Clorox Increases Dividend 9 Percent

June 11, 2009 4:39 am | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Clorox Co., the maker of bleach and other household products, said Thursday that it boosted its dividend 9 percent to 50 cents per share and is on track to deliver financial results for fiscal 2010 in line with previous guidance. The dividend will be paid Aug.

Metso & UPM Develop Biomass Based Bio-Oil Production

June 8, 2009 11:03 am | Comments

Metso and UPM have developed a new concept for the production of biomass-based bio-oil to replace fossil fuels in heating and power generation. Test production will begin at Metso's test plant in Tampere, Finland, in June 2009.

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