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US chemical producers see competitive advantage ebb away as oil prices fall

Drivers in the United States are benefiting from falling gas prices, but the current low oil prices are not good news for everyone.
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Aerogel market worth an estimated $547.9 million by 2019

Aerogel is a porous, solid material with high thermal resistance, low density, low optical index of refraction, low dielectric constant, high degree of porosity, high specific surface area and excellent thermal, acoustic and impact damping properties.
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Plastic-eating moth larva could speed biodegradation of polyethylene

Researchers found that bacteria from the guts of a worm known to munch on food packaging can degrade polyethylene (PE), the most common form of plastic.
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US refiners break seasonal records for crude processing

U.S. refineries are processing a record volume of crude oil for this time of year, capitalizing on falling oil prices and a surplus of crude from shale drilling.
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Fracking chemicals harmful to human health, scientific review suggests

A review of more than 150 studies has concluded that exposure to chemicals released in hydraulic fracturing operations may harm human reproduction and development.
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Researchers use waste glycerol to make lactic acid

Scientists at ETH Zurich have been working on an eco-friendly process to convert the substance into lactic acid, an important platform molecule in the manufacture of bio-chemicals.
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Investors sought for solar desalination technology

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to move a new small-scale desalination product from prototype into production.
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Rise in asthma, COPD cases driving pulmonary drug delivery systems market

The global market revenue of pulmonary drug delivery systems is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9 percent over the period 2014-2019.
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BOC opens LNG plant in Queensland

Gases, chemicals and equipment supplier BOC opened a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing plant in southern Queensland, Australia, on Dec. 2.
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New discovery could make oil refining more efficient

A new technique developed by scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States could significantly reduce the amount of energy used in the refinement of crude oil.
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