Archive for the ‘CHEMICAL’ Category

Ethanol industry struggles under current policies

Federal policy is reducing demand for ethanol which will ultimately hurt farmers, said Jeff Zueger, CEO of Midwest AgEnergy, which owns and operates Dakota Spirit AgEnergy. “It is an industry-wide problem that can affect the local farmer,” Zueger said. “It is becoming more and more of a problem.” Dakota Spirit AgEnergy is an ethanol plant […]

BASF Develops Carbon-neutral Methanol Process

The company has applied to patent the technology, which has been tested at pilot scale. The German group said if it can successfully implement the process at industrial scale, the entire production route from synthesis gas (syngas) to pure methanol will no longer release CO2.

Global Plastics Alliance Meeting Advances Sustainability and Marine Litter Solutions

Representatives from the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA) – which currently includes participation from 19 countries – met in Penang, Malaysia from December 13-15 to accelerate and advance The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, also known as the “Joint Declaration.” At the meeting – hosted by the Malaysian Plastic Manufacturers […]

Outlook: U.S. Manufacturing Turns Corner, Rides Upswing of Global Economies; Chemical Industry Growth Rate Surpasses 20-Year Average As Industry Rebounds From Historic Hurricanes

The U.S. chemical industry is riding a global wave of growth as the world’s major economies experience an upswing for the first time in a decade. Increased output and accelerating growth rates that surpass the previous twenty-year average will help cement the business of American chemistry as $1 trillion industry within the next five years, […]

These Are the Trends to Watch, According to Goldman

From meatless meats to digital twins, the latest “emerging trends” identified by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. include technologies and investing strategies that have been around for a while. “What happens when everything old becomes new again?” the bank asked Wednesday in the second edition of its “Outsiders” series, meant to help investors “separate the hype […]

Dallas adds to cool chain capabilities

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) airport is adding to its cold chain storage facilities in response to the growth in pharma and perishables traffic. Expected to be operational this summer, the transfer facility will give DFW the ability to control warehousing temperatures for shipments of pharmaceuticals, flowers and fresh foods.

Lawmaker urges USDOT to consider further crude-by-rail regulations Lawmaker urges USDOT to consider further crude-by-rail regulations

U.S. House Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., is urging the Department of Transportation to consider further regulation of freight trains carrying crude oil. Beutler earlier this week sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Federal Railroad Administrator Sara Feinberg and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrator Marie Therese Dominguez asking DOT to study […]