After consulting the great green gurus of the world wide web, these are some of the green predictions for the chemical industry I've gathered for 2008:
Lithium, photovoltaics (for solar energy) and carbon dioxide are hot!
These products will continue to be big in terms of research and development. High-powered lithium-based rechargeable batteries will increasingly replace nickel cadmium such as in tools, (think of Black & Decker's new VPX system and Ryobi Lithium technology), portable machinery and even in electric cars. Development of cheaper photovoltaic materials will make solar panels affordable for use as a source of electricity. More and more application of carbon dioxide will be discovered and developed.