January 1, 2013

Welcome 2013


2012 New Year Blog

Happy New Year readers of the blog! I hope 2013 will be a successful and productive year for the business of green chemistry and the blog's resolution is to continue monitoring and reporting activities in this market.

Again, I wanted to thank everybody who continue to follow the blog's transition from ICIS. Since the new blog came online in September 1, it had about 21,000 views throughout 2012, according to Wordpress yearly blog report.

The most popular post for the day was on November 12 with my post "Sustainable Palm Oil: Is certification enough?"

The post with the most views however was about bio-acrylic acid followed by bio-PET especially Coca-Cola's involvement in this sector. Bio-acetic acid also got the top views of the year as well as bio-based nylon.

Readers of the blog came from all over the world, 95 countries to be exact. Most visitors came from the US, France and Japan. The blog's top referring sites are Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook but the blog is also thankful for those who did Google search specifically to find the new Green Chemicals blog after I relocated from ICIS to this new platform.

This month, as I venture out again to find employment in the chemical publishing/research field, I will aim to visit and analyze some of the markets that I used to cover in ICIS when it was then Chemical Market Reporter -- oleochemicals, green surfactants, animal fats/plant oils, and natural waxes. This could be a fun project to do.

The blog is sending a big good luck for those planning to start their commercial production this year. As the blog posted in October, 2013 is going to be a critical year for bio-based chemicals as several companies aim to prove that their technology will be able to efficiently and cost-economically work as they start-up their first commercial-scale facilities this year.

2013: A validation year for industrial biotech
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