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Debunking Chemical Myths

July 18, 2014 | by TEDx Montreal | Videos | 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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BioEnergy: America's Energy Future

September 19, 2014 1:00 am | by U.S. Dept. Of Energy Videos Comments

Check out a clip from Bioenergy: America's Energy Future, a short documentary film showcasing examples of bioenergy innovations across the biomass supply chain and the United States. The film highlights a few stories of individuals and companies who are passionate about achieving the promise of biofuels and addressing the challenges of developing a thriving bioeconomy.

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Combustible Dust: Solutions Delayed

September 12, 2014 5:14 pm | by CSB Videos Comments

Check out the CSB safety video about a fatal combustible dust explosion at a facility that milled and processed scrap titanium and zirconium metal and killed three employees and injured a contractor.                                                 

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Is Fracking The Answer For U.S. Energy?

September 4, 2014 3:27 pm | by CNN Videos Comments

Richard Quest and Chris Faulkner CEO of Breitling Energy discuss energy independence in the U.S. and a possible solution.                                               

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After Oil: Restoring Wildlife Habitat

August 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Chevron Videos Comments

Check out how a 50 year old oil field is being transitioned back into a safe habitat for native plants and animals.                                           

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Water Leads To Chemical That Thwarts Biofuel Production

August 21, 2014 4:56 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Videos Comments

Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions. 

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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 Videos 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 Videos 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 Videos 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 Videos 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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Robots Redefining Manufacturing

July 11, 2014 1:00 am | by Financial Times Videos 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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Connecting Your Maintenance Team

June 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia Videos 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 Videos 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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Creating Lightning In Liquid: Purifying Water With Water

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