February 16, 2009

Weekly News Roundup

I will be in Illinois on Tuesday attending Elevance's renewable chemistry round table as well as the opening of their new Bolingbrook facility. The round table panelists include Robert Grubbs of the California Institute of Technology, John Warner of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, David Long of Environmental Sustainability Solutions, Andrew Gilicinski of Clorox Company, Bryce Lee of Alternative Energy Group, and Elevance's CEO K'Lynne Johnson.

That should be interesting and I'll let you know how it goes. For now, here are this week's green news:

Elevance's compostable wax

Elevance Renewable Sciences says certain of its NatureWax™ vegetable wax products, when blended with paraffin, have met universally accepted compost specifications. Elevance collaborated with The International Group, Inc. (IGI) to sponsor the testing.

Big renewable energy user
Dow Corning will purchase more than 14,000 megawatt hours of wind generated renewable energy through Consumers Energy's Green Generation program, making the company one of the largest private purchasers of renewable energy in the State of Michigan.

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