Environmental Protection


Dow Fort Saskatchewan

Dow's $6.7B Ethylene Project: Decarbonization Meets Digitalization

Company's climate transition lead talks about how Dow is using digital technologies to advance its net-zero goals.
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Chemical Supply Chain

Navigate Chemical Supply Chain Disruptions

The post-pandemic world is changing the way chemical manufacturers envision their supply chains with a stronger focus on technology and closer collaboration.
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Huber Lab

Catalyst Breakthroughs: Transforming Plastics and Photocatalysis

The latest catalyst research looks to address plastic waste and renewable energy challenges.
Locus Fermentation Solutions
The Locus team of science experts evaluates a a variety of bacteria, yeast and fungal strains. The team then uses bioinformatics to pinpoint the specific microbial strains that will produce biosurfactants with desired performance characteristics.

Chemical Processing Notebook: Breaking Down Biomanufacturing

The Biden administration wants to boost biomanufacturing, but what is it, and how does it impact the chemical industry?


U.S. Chemical Safety Board

EPA Introduces Overhauled Accident-Planning Rules for Chemical Plants

March 4, 2024
ACC says ruling will triple anticipated costs for implementation; EPA says it will protect communities of color.
PVC piping

EPA Targets Vinyl Chloride and Four Other Chemicals for TSCA Priority Risk Evaluation

Dec. 14, 2023
Environmental advocates praise the move, while vinyl industry organization expects review to demonstrate the substance's safety.

Industry Wrap-Up: FDA Says Hand Sanitizer and Brake Parts Don’t Mix; CSB Issues Final Report on Yenkin-Majestic Fire

Dec. 4, 2023
A look at some of the latest chemical industry stories making the rounds.
EPA Ends PFAS Reporting Exemption, Could Impact Chemical Supply Chain

EPA Ends PFAS Reporting Exemption, Could Impact Chemical Supply Chain

Oct. 23, 2023
Agency also looks to ban Trichloroethylene

BASF Delivers Industrial-Scale Production of Metal Organic Frameworks for Carbon Capture

Oct. 10, 2023
Production scale-up of MOF successfully completed for Canadian technology provider Svante Technologies.

Japanese Researchers Develop Process to Convert Polyesters Into New Products

Oct. 10, 2023
Team says process is less wasteful and more cost effective than traditional recycling methods.

Tata Chemicals North America Inc. to Explore Nuclear Power for Wyoming Plant

Oct. 3, 2023
Company partners with the state of Wyoming and BWXT Advanced Technologies to power its soda ash facility using nuclear energy.

UN Conference Closes With Global Framework to Tackle Chemical Pollution and Waste

Oct. 2, 2023
Event organizers say new framework puts chemicals pollution and waste on the same level of importance as climate change.