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Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

A Pollution Solution For China

August 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Shell | Comments

Check out how natural gas may hold the key to defeating the overwhelming pollution problem in China.                                         

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Antibacterial Soap Chemicals Impacting Human Development

August 13, 2014 10:30 am | by CBS News | Comments

Researchers are concerned about growing evidence that hormone-disrupting chemicals commonly found in antibacterial soaps can lead to developmental and reproductive problems in animals and potentially people.                  

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Green Can Mean Clean

August 8, 2014 1:00 am | by Eastman ChemCo | Comments

Eastman Omnia high-performance solvent proves it’s possible to have a product that’s both “green” and highly effective at removing tough soils. This solvent, which meets CARB’s LVP-VOC criteria, is changing the chemistry of clean through its winning combination of exceptional human and environmental safety, strong performance, and value through its versatility.

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The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Turning Non-Recycled Plastics Into Fuel

July 25, 2014 1:00 am | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

By telling the story of what can happen to everyday plastics after we use them, this video was designed to help policymakers, regulators, waste management professionals and other thought leaders see the vast potential of used plastics -- to be reused in new products from recycling, or tapped as a source of domestic energy.

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Debunking Chemical Myths

July 18, 2014 1:00 am | by TEDx Montreal | Comments

Dr. Joe Schwarcz of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society gives a TEDx talk on the importance of skepticism in science – and why chemistry is unfairly given a bad rap in popular culture.                 

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Robots Redefining Manufacturing

July 11, 2014 1:00 am | by Financial Times | Comments

Will Baxter, a new kind of robot that can perform more delicate operations alongside humans, redefine how robotics are used in manufacturing?                                    

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Entrepreneur Boone Pickens On America's Oil Boom

July 9, 2014 1:35 pm | by CBS News | Comments

The U.S. now leads the world in oil and natural gas production, putting out 11 million barrels per day. With that new-found success, oil man and entrepreneur Boone Pickens is calling for a new national energy strategy.                 

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Connecting Your Maintenance Team

June 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Comments

Maintenance technicians make better, faster decisions when they have field access to maintenance records and when they can review measurements in real time with team members and supervisors. Traditionally, these records are kept back in the office and team members are rarely in the same place at the same time, but not anymore...

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The Spark Of Innovation: Zippo Manufacturing

June 20, 2014 1:00 am | by USCC | Comments

They roll off the assembly belt like little bars of burnished gold. The Zippo windproof lighter has remained virtually unchanged over the last 77 years. But the company behind the Zippo lighter has accomplished the near impossible — the company has grown and adapted to today's fickle market while remaining a steadfast American icon.

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Patching & Repairing Concrete In Your Plant

June 13, 2014 1:00 am | by L&M Construction Chemicals | Comments

Perk Restore is a fast setting, low odor, two-component advanced polymer resin designed for patching and repairing concrete.                                     

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Is Aerogel Technology The Key To Oil Spill Cleanup?

June 6, 2014 12:05 pm | by Wisconsin Institute For Discovery | Comments

Cleaning up oil spills and metal contaminates in a low-impact, sustainable and inexpensive manner remains a challenge for companies and governments globally. But a group of researchers at UW–Madison are examining alternative materials that can be modified to absorb oil and chemicals. If further developed, the technology may offer a cheaper and “greener” method to absorb oil and heavy metals from water and other surfaces.

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Creating Lightning In Liquid: Purifying Water With Water

May 23, 2014 1:00 am | by Clarkson University | Comments

A chemical and biomolecular engineering professor at Clarkson University is pioneering a new purification process that, if successful, could help millions of people without access to clean water quickly and efficiently purify water to make it safe for drinking and cooking.

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The Next Generation Of Wind Power Floats

May 16, 2014 1:00 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Comments

As much as I’m fascinated by the mechanics of the wind turbines, I recognize that some people find them hideous or loud, and, in fact, do not want to live near a giant fan. However, wind needs to be considered as an alternative source of energy. If there are complaints about the design or noise of traditional wind turbines, why not redesign them?

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Preserving Fresh Water Through Innovation

May 9, 2014 1:00 am | by Shell | Comments

Check out how the Dawson Creek Reclaimed Water Project protects the water resources in and around the Groundbirch, BC fracking operation.                                                              

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Bhopal: Coming To A Theater Near You

April 18, 2014 1:00 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Comments

There's two ways one can look at this film. First is that it's a remarkable opportunity to instruct people around the world about an event that isn't well-known. The second is that it's exploitative and simply wrong on the facts, whatever those may be...          

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