February 23, 2010

Weekly news roundup

It is not my intention to post the Weekly News Roundup on Tuesdays, which seems to be happening frequently. Oh well, better late than never I guess. According to the god of ICIS Blogs Simon Robinson, the Weekly News Roundup seems to be very popular with the readers so I will aim to be better at posting them at a proper time. (Keeping my fingers crossed).

Solvay new fuel cell plant

Solvay is building a test fuel cell plant worth over EUR 5 million ($6.8m) with a total electric power of 1 megawatt (MW) at the SolVin plant in Lillo, Antwerp, Belgium. The fuel cell will convert hydrogen produced by electrolysis at SolVin’s plant into electricity.

GreenWERCS now available
GreenWERCS, which analyzes the composition of individual products using ingredient data to examine its potential impact on human health and the environment, is now available for chemical manufacturers. Once the product formulation is entered into the system, GreenWERCS provides a product’s ‘green score’ and a visual analysis on how its products rank and where the most immediate opportunities are to reformulate without hazardous chemicals.

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