Industry News

Air Liquide to Support Major Hydrogen Initiative in Germany

July 16, 2024
Company among three partners to receive grants for project that includes 1,243 miles of pipelines.

Ginko Bioworks, Syngenta Partner on New Biologicals Project

July 16, 2024
Ginkgo to develop a microbial strain that can meet Syngenta's productivity targets.

Study: PFAS in Battery Production Poses Environmental Risk

July 15, 2024
Study found elevated concentrations of bis-FASIs near several chemical plants in Kentucky and Minnesota as well as plants in Belgium and France.

BASF Investigating Worker Death in China

July 15, 2024
Company is investigating the cause of the incident.

Dow Reports Power Outage at Freeport Operations Due to Hurricane Beryl

July 9, 2024
Company says it's working to restore power to the plant.

Rice University Secures $4 Million for Materials Research

July 9, 2024
2D project aims to establish predictive synthesis models for perovskites, nitrides, oxides and other materials.

Chemical Safety Board Warns of Active Storm Season as Beryl Approaches

July 8, 2024
Several petrochemical operations already affected by Hurricane Beryl.

Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold to Receive ACS's Highest Honor for Pioneering Directed Evolution

July 8, 2024
Caltech professor and presidential advisor recognized with 2025 Priestley Medal for revolutionizing chemical and biological design through accelerated evolutionary techniques

Covestro, Rondo Energy Partner on Heat Battery Project

July 2, 2024
Effort is supported by The Breakthrough Energy Catalyst foundation set up by Bill Gates and the European Investment Bank.

Chemours Restarts Normal Operations at Mexican Titanium Dioxide Plant

July 2, 2024
Altamira facility returns to full operations, signaling relief for petrochemical manufacturers in drought-affected Tamaulipas.

Supreme Court Rulings Challenge EPA Authority, Sparking Environmental Concerns

July 1, 2024
Recent decisions block cross-state pollution rule and overturn longstanding regulatory doctrine.

Vinyl Institute Grants $332,000 to Boost PVC Recycling Initiatives

July 1, 2024
University of Michigan, CFFA, and Every Shelter receive funding to advance innovative recycling technologies and programs

Technip Energies and Shell Partner to Accelerate Bio-Polyester Production

June 28, 2024
The joint effort will allow for polyesters to be produced with lower carbon footprints and less environmental impact.

DOE Doles Out $16 Million to Transform Carbon Dioxide

June 28, 2024
The funding made available under DOE’s Carbon Conversion program aims to provide lower-carbon or net-negative alternative products and processes.

NTSB: Vent and Burn Unnecessary in Ohio Hazmat Train Derailment

June 26, 2024
Investigators determined a failed wheel bearing caused the Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, deemed the vent and burn of hazmat materials “unnecessary...

Industry Groups Challenge EPA’s PFAS Water Standard

June 12, 2024
The National Association of Manufacturers, the American Chemistry Council, and two water utility trade associations file suits to block the EPA’s final rule on PFAS in drinking...

Cepsa Breaks Ground On Green Isopropyl Alcohol Facility

June 10, 2024
The location of the new facility adjacent to the chemical plant and the La Rábida Energy Park will allow the three facilities to be highly integrated, creating strong industrial...

EPA Recognizes AkzoNobel’s Green Power

June 7, 2024
Paint manufacturer’s green power use is equivalent to the electricity use of more than 6,400 average American homes annually.