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Bulk chemicals industry uses 5% of US energy

June 4, 2013
In 2010, bulk chemicals accounted for about 5% of the nation's energy use and were estimated by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to provide the nation's economy with 1.4% of the nation's gross domestic product.
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Canadian refineries ramp up crude exports from US

June 4, 2013
Canadian refineries are working to increase their use of crude oil from the United States, particularly from Texas and North Dakota.
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Food processors should take public opinion into account when using processing aids, expert claims

June 4, 2013
Processing aids are very useful when eliminating E.coli from meat, poultry and other food products, but food companies should be aware of how consumers view chemicals.
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Water and wastewater pipe market predicted to grow

June 4, 2013
Following a period of weaker market activity and sluggish demand, the U.S. water and wastewater pipe market is set to rebound and increase gains dramatically.
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Siemens acquires production planning and scheduling software supplier

June 3, 2013
Siemens said it hopes the acquisition of Preactor Group will further expand its lead in the industry software market.
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US meat and poultry producers join forces to reduce Listeria outbreaks

June 3, 2013
U.S. meat and poultry manufacturers and processors are committed to reducing the number of foodborne illnesses, especially listeriosis, according to the chief scientist at the American Meat Institute (AMI) Foundation.
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Walmart fined more than $100 million for illegal disposal of chemicals

June 3, 2013
The largest retail chain in the United States, Walmart, has been found guilty of disposing of toxic waste in court cases filed by the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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GE to invest billions to improve fracking

June 3, 2013
GE believes that its efforts could mitigate the effects from fracking on the environment and could bring about innovative technology that would increase profit for clients.
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Nebraska mulls fracking chemicals disclosure

May 29, 2013
Nebraska could be the next state that requires oil and gas drilling companies to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing operations, after it was announced that the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission was working on new regulation.
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Scientists see potential for algae-based biofuel

May 29, 2013
The United States is fully capable of producing biofuel from algae equal to the amount of energy that the country needs for a whole month every year, according to new research from the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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