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Recyclable, sugar-derived foam - a renewable alternative to traditional polyurethanes?

15-Apr-2016

Polyurethanes in products from cushy sofas to stretchy spandex have made sitting, sleeping and walking more comfortable. But once they have served their purpose, most of the non-degradable materials pile up in landfills. Now scientists report a potential way to reduce future waste: a chemically ...

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Natural air standards support accurate greenhouse gas measurements

23-Feb-2016

When it comes to tallying emissions of greenhouse gases, there is no better substitute than directly measuring the atmosphere. But this important accounting can be obscured, and even confused, if measurements of the air-borne heat-trapping chemicals are inaccurate or can't be compared from one ...

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License agreement for analytical chemistry tech signed by ORNL and SCIEX

15-Jan-2016

The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and SCIEX of Framingham, Mass., have signed a licensing agreement for technologies that speed up, simplify and expand the use of analytic chemistry equipment. SCIEX is a manufacturer of mass spectrometers used to identify and characterize ...

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New technique offers strong, flawless 3-D printed ceramics

05-Jan-2016

Researchers have developed a way to create ceramics using 3D printing that results in a strong material with little tendency to crack that can be fabricated into complex, curved and porous shapes. Ceramic materials offer many appealing qualities, including high-temperature stability, ...

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Making a better nitrate test kit

11-Aug-2015

The dull black plastic of the device on Joshua Pearce's desk belies its usefulness. Pearce picks up the box, which has a switch on the side and a small opening on top. A handful of vials sit in a bag nearby, and each would fit snugly in the opening. The set-up seems generic, even bland, except ...

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A Toxic-Free Alternative: Rigorous Assay of Chloride and Sulfate in Adenosine

30-Jun-2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a fast and robust ion chromatography (IC)-based method for the determination of chloride and sulfate in adenosine. Application Note 1075: Ion Chromatography Assay for Chloride and Sulfate in Adenosine demonstrates that this method supports high sample ...

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DSM and Chemtrix sign collaboration agreement in Continuous Flow Chemistry

21-Feb-2013

DSM Pharmaceutical Products announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chemtrix B.V. in the field of Continuous Flow Chemistry to provide sustainable equipment and, development and manufacturing services to the pharmaceutical industry. The agreement brings together the expertise ...

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Solar panel oversupply is a good thing, says Resnick Sustainability Institute director

It opens the door to solar as a critical source of power and makes way for long term breakthroughs

11-Feb-2013

The current oversupply of solar modules which is putting tremendous pressure on the industry and its financial backers has led to a generally negative view of the solar industry. However, according to Dr. Harry A. Atwater, Director of the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, while the ...

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BASF to expand its plant biotechnology research into fungal resistance in corn

01-Feb-2013

BASF Plant Science is continuing to strengthen its focus on plant biotechnology solutions to achieve higher yield in plants. BASF will expand its fungal resistance research platform by adding corn as a target crop. At the same time, research activities in Nutritionally Enhanced Corn will be ...

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BASF celebrates grand opening of battery materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio

First BASF manufacturing facility dedicated to commercial-scale production of advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries

14-Nov-2012

BASF celebrated the grand opening of its new cathode materials production plant in Elyria, Ohio. The materials manufactured at the Elyria plant will be used by BASF’s customers to produce advanced lithium-ion batteries that will propel current and next-generation hybrid and full electric ...

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