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February 19, 2015 11:40 am
Andy Szal, Chem.Info
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's labels for vehicle fuel efficiency do not show a complete picture of the ownership costs for hybrid and electric cars and are likely ineffective in affecting consumer choices, according to a recently released study.
February 18, 2015 2:02 pm
Andy Szal, Chem.Info
The report particularly concerns dichloromethane, which has a wide variety of industrial uses, including as a paint remover, cleaning agent, solvent and fumigant.
February 18, 2015 10:56 am
JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer
Gasoline prices can spike for all kinds of reasons that make skeptical drivers roll their eyes: "tension" in the Middle East, a refinery suddenly shuts down for maintenance, or the annual springtime switch to summer blends of gasoline.
February 12, 2015 4:53 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info
The plunge in oil prices has made many biofuel companies wring their hands. But Virent says it's just a matter of time before biofuels — like the ones they are producing — will again be a viable and needed part of the energy equation.
February 12, 2015 3:29 pm
SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
China is responsible for 2.4 million tons of plastic that makes its way into the ocean, nearly 28 percent of the world total, while the United States contributes just 77,000 tons, which is less than 1 percent, according to the study published Thursday in the journal Science.
February 11, 2015 5:24 pm
Andy Szal, Chem.Info
The report from the Campaign for Healthier Solutions — a coalition of health, community and environmental groups — included test results for 164 products found in retailers commonly called dollar stores, including toys, jewelry and household products.
February 10, 2015 12:24 pm
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director
Henk van der Ven, the vice president of Processes and IT for International Flavors and Fragrances, has been involved in systems analytics for manufacturing for over 20 years. He recently sat down with us and SAP Chemicals conference producer, Thomas Martin, to discuss some of the most significant trends impacting the marketplace.
February 10, 2015 10:37 am
Sam Neylon, Chem.Info
Last week BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley weighed in on one of the most important — and heated — discussions facing manufacturers today: the direction of oil prices. Dudley announced dour confidence that crude prices would stay below $100 for a “long time.”
February 9, 2015 4:51 pm
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
According to the recently resleased research, there were nine fluorinated compounds in the data that stood out in only the firefighters’ blood, either exclusively or in higher concentrations — four of them are mystery compounds that have never been publically reported.
February 6, 2015 11:28 am
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director
For 31 years Wes Dean has been supporting production, maintenance, IT and warehouse operations — the majority of that time being spent in the Coors and MillerCoors family. He’ll also be a featured speaker at the upcoming SAP-Centric EAM Conference taking place March 8-11.
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