January 4, 2008

Green chemicals outlook 2008

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.

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