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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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Healthy growth predicted for empty capsules market

Capsules are widely considered an efficient method of taking medication and health supplements, and their use is set to grow in the coming years.
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Lubrizol announces Warwick Chemicals acquisition, Mitsui Chemicals alliance

Specialty chemicals company The Lubrizol Corporation is to expand its home care product line by acquiring Warwick Chemicals.
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Hydraulic fracturing market set for strong growth unless governments change policy

The increase in demand for natural gas and oil is driving the need for fracturing activities and investments.
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