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Distributed control systems market to top $21 billion by 2020

The market for distributed control systems (DCS) is growing, thanks to service opportunities from existing installations as well as expansion in developing regions.
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New alternative for food packaging made from crustacean shells

A material made from crustacean shells could one day be used to replace petroleum by-products in food packaging.
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Explosion at Ohio oil refinery affects nearby homes

The explosion happened in a processing unit of the Husky Lima Refinery where crude oil is heated to begin the process of breaking it down into other products.
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Coalition sues EPA in bid to make fracking emissions public

A coalition of nine environmental and open-government organizations is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a bid to change the rules on which companies must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants.
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Levulinic acid market set to benefit from expanding applications

Demand is growing for levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic acid), a platform chemical used to manufacture various other chemicals.
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EPA proposes action over harmful toluene diisocyanates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed regulations to help protect consumers from new uses and imports of Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI) and related compounds.
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New York City to ban foam cups, food containers

Restaurants, coffee shops and food carts in New York City will no longer be allowed to sell food and drinks in foam containers, starting this summer.
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Oil sands development not polluting Athabasca Delta, sampling shows

Scientists at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have come up with a way to accurately determine the pre-industrial baseline levels of metals in river sediment downstream of Alberta's oil sands development.
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New gathering, processing system to serve Oklahoma's STACK play

A new natural gas gathering and processing system is being built by Oklahoma City-based Tall Oak Midstream, LLC to serve producers in Oklahoma's STACK play.
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Refinery exports reach new monthly high

U.S. refineries set new November records for gross inputs and exports of refined products, the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported.
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