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Researchers awarded $5 million to study oilseed camelina as biofuel feedstock

January 16, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a team of researchers $5.08 million to study the potential of oilseed camelina as a biofuel feedstock.
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Unipetrol launches new resin for improved packaging transparency

January 15, 2013
Czech refinery and petrochemical raw materials producer Unipetrol RPA says it has developed a new type of resin that significantly boosts the processing performance of thermoformed rigid packaging.
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Dow Corning to cut 500 jobs

January 14, 2013
Dow Corning Corp. announced it intends to reduce its global workforce by approximately 500 people to better align the company's cost structure with the realities of today's volatile global economy.
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Chemical industry outlook positive for US, bleak for Europe

January 9, 2013
While many industry watchers predicted an increase in demand during the second part of last year, in fact the development took the opposite direction and left the mature markets still waiting for a pickup in activity.
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US chemicals industry again globally competitive

Natural gas as fuel and feedstock; demand growth from emerging economies
January 1, 2013
It’s all a matter of vocabulary. First the word “shale” entered the daily water-cooler discourse, along with “horizontal drilling” and “fracturing.” It wasn’t long before large swaths of the American public realized the natural-gas energy revolution was on.
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Explosion damages chemical plant in Midland, Texas

December 20, 2012
An explosion Tuesday night at Omega Treating Chemicals in southeast Midland, Texas, damaged an oil tanker truck and two boats.
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Global chemicals industry set for huge overhaul

December 19, 2012
The global chemicals industry is set to go through revolutionary changes on a scale it has not seen for 75 years, dramatically changing the industry over the next few years, according to Kevin Swift of the American Chemistry Council.
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LSB to build $120 million nitric acid plant in Arkansas

December 5, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY — Chemical manufacturer LSB Industries, Inc. announced Tuesday plans to build a $120 million nitric acid plant in El Dorado, Ark.
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Dow delineates long-term strategy

December 4, 2012
MIDLAND, Mich. -- At its 2012 Investor Forum, The Dow Chemical Co. shared with investors “strategic interventions and key catalysts that will enable Dow to achieve near-term targets and
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Sasol commences FEED phase for $21 billion Louisiana gas-to-liquids facility

December 4, 2012
LAKE CHARLES, La. -- South African-based energy and chemicals company, Sasol, says it will proceed with front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for an integrated, 96,000 bbl/d gas-to-liquids (GTL)
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