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German specialty chemicals company starts construction on amino acid plant in Alabama

Evonik Industries has started construction of a new plant in Mobile, Alabama, to produce amino acids used in dairy cow nutrition.
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Peanut butter, almond butter recalled for possible Salmonella risk

Concern about possible Salmonella contamination has led to the recall of six brands of peanut butter and almond butter.
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LNG imports help diversify energy sources of US islands

Imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) may soon allow island states and territories of the United States to diversify their energy sources and benefit from lower fuel prices.
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High triclosan levels attributed to antibacterial soap

Antibacterial soap exposes health workers to high levels of triclosan, according to a new study.
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Growth predicted for Chinese coating additives market

The coating additives market is directly related to China's coatings industry, which is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 10% in 2014-19.
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Dow Microbial Control antifouling technology gains landmark EU approval

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced European Union regulatory approval of its innovative antifouling active substance - DCOIT (4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one).
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Ineos moves into UK shale exploration

Chemicals company Ineos has acquired a majority stake in an onshore exploration and development license in Scotland that includes its Grangemouth refining and petrochemical complex and the area around it.
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Canadian team to study impact of shale gas development on water quality

Scientists at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) will examine surface water conditions in areas of New Brunswick with the highest potential for shale gas exploration.
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Kuwait looks to double power, desalination capacity

Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity & Water is hoping to more than double the country's power generating and desalination capacity by 2017 to meet growing demand.
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Unsafe beef products to be removed from sale sooner under new procedures

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is taking steps to make it quicker to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source.
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