Green chemistry innovations are honoured

Green chemistry innovations from developing new forms of yeast to creating new types of catalyst have been honoured. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has honoured both individuals and companies in a scheme which recognises...

A Chat with Paul Anastas
 – The Father of Green Chemistry

By Emma Crow-Willard Paul T. Anastas is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Yale University in the United States and the director for the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale. ...

The 
greening 
of the chemical industry 
gathers pace

With pressure growing all the time for the chemical industry to shrug off its ‘dirty’ tag and do more to protect the environment, the ideas of green chemistry and increased recycling are gathering pace...

Chemical industry shows
its willingness to support
 law changes

Because the chemical industry is so bound up in regulations, it is crucial that companies receive the best legal advice possible. The amount of legislation governing the industry has grown dramatically in recent years, which...

New US law will make chemical industry Safer

That sense of co-operation is evident in the US as in the case of recent legislation introduced by two politicians to update the way the United States assesses and manages the risks posed by...

Small businesses urged to get ready for REACH

With two years to go before the new REACH laws impact businesses, smaller UK chemical companies have been urged to start preparing now. REACH – the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals – requires chemicals...

Ammonia emissions fall in Europe

Ammonia emissions in Europe have fallen since 1990, but by not as much as emissions of other air pollutants tracked under an internationally agreed United Nations convention. According to a new report from the European...

Greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall in Europe

European Union greenhouse gas emissions continued to decrease in 2014, with a 4.1% reduction in emissions to 24.4% below 1990 levels, according to the recently-published annual inventory from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The figures...

Report underlines value of hydrogen approach

Similar work is under way in the UK where the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) has welcomed publication of a report which sets out how the gas grid can be converted to hydrogen. The...

Time to assign your only representative in Turkey

When implementing REACH in 2008 – 2010, EU manufacturers either registered their substances via their in-house expert departments, or outsourced these services from a EU-based consultancy company. In parallel, non-EU manufacturers exporting to Europe...