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Solvay, Mississippi torrefaction company announce JV to produce biomass

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The new facility will be located in Quitman, Miss., and will produce torrefied biomass -- a product that can be used as a fully sustainable alternative to coal.
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EU chemical industry on the verge of collapse, Ineos boss warns

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The European chemical industry is in grave danger and a large part of it might close down within the next 10 years, Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of chemical giant Ineos, has warned.
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EPA to review VOC emissions reporting requirements by December 2014

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EPA has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving its delay in changes to rules on reporting emissions from chemical facilities and refineries.
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EU lifts tariff on dicyandiamide imports from China

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The European Commission has announced it is terminating the anti-dumping duties on imports of the chemical dicyandiamide from China, introduced in 2007.
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Chemical investments linked to shale gas projects surpass $100 billion

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As of February, 148 projects have been announced, at a total value of $100.2 billion, with over half of the sum coming from companies based overseas.
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Scientists call for tougher chemical regulation

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There should be stricter rules on and control over chemical safety globally if governments and authorities want to protect children from potential brain damage caused by chemical exposure, scientists have warned.
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EPA to fund research into chemical exposure on brain development

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Four academic institutions across the United States will be awarded grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for researching the impact of chemicals on various biological processes and the potential adverse effect they may have on brain development.
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Report predicts rise in global chemical industry mergers & acquisitions

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Mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 for the global chemical industry will likely increase due to downstream value-added opportunities, continued strength in specialty chemicals and portfolio realignments in North America.
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EPA: Toxic chemicals releases dropped 12% in 2012

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Overall, 3.63 billion pounds of toxic chemicals were released into the air, water or land in 2012, the report found.
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Chemical engineers select top 10 inventions of modern era

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Chemical engineers have voted on what they feel are the most important chemically engineered inventions and solutions of the modern era.
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