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Super-size deposits of frozen carbon threat to climate change

02-Jul-2009

The vast amount of carbon stored in the arctic and boreal regions of the world is more than double that previously estimated, according to a study published this week. The amount of carbon in frozen soils, sediments and river deltas (permafrost) raises new concerns over the role of the northern ...

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Progress toward artificial tissue?

Soft and tough like biological tissue: DNA-wrapped carbon nanotubes

19-May-2009

For modern implants and the growth of artificial tissue and organs, it is important to generate materials with characteristics that closely emulate nature. However, the tissue in our bodies has a combination of traits that are very hard to recreate in synthetic materials: It is both soft and very ...

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Fullerenes well trapped

15-May-2009

Scientists in Australia and India have shown that a zinc porphyrin-based yoctowell can be used as a fullerene receptor. Sheshanath Bhosale and colleagues from Monash University and a co-worker from North Maharashtra University, have designed a yoctowell cavity (a nanoporous surface modified with ...

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Antaria and Merck sign licensing agreement

07-May-2009

Merck KGaA announced it has executed a licensing agreement with Antaria Limited, Australia, for the exclusive worldwide rights to Antaria’s plate-like alumina technology. The technology from Antaria is used in Alusion®, a functional filler that gives cosmetics soft focus properties, among other ...

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Air Liquide will invest around €10 million in Australia in a carbon dioxide recovery unit

26-Mar-2009

The Australian market in industrial applications for carbon dioxide, essentially fire fighting, wine making, carbonation of soft drinks, food preservation and freezing, cold chain preservation and water treatment, represents 200,000 tonnes per year and has been growing steadily by 4% annually ...

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Air Liquide signs contract for new technological steps in oxy-combustion

12-Dec-2008

Air Liquide has signed in Queensland, Australia, a contract to provide an Air Separation Unit (ASU) and a CO2 Cryogenic Purification Unit. Oxy-combustion is a promising solution for reducing CO2 emissions from heavy industries including coal-fired power plants, blast furnaces and cement plants. ...

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$8 million raised for Fluorotechnics IPO

Investment merit prevails in pessimistic market

28-Oct-2008

Fluorotechnics Limited has successfully closed its initial public offering (IPO) raising nearly $8 million. The company comfortably passed its minimum $6 million target. Fluorotechnics has been supported by institutional investors from Asia, Australia and Europe as well as professional and ...

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Brenntag enters southeast Asia

16-Oct-2008

With the transfer of Rhodia’s chemical distribution operations in Australia, India, Taiwan and the ASEAN countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Brenntag enters the Asia Pacific region and substantially extends its global distribution network. This step is ...

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The Linde Group acquires the remaining 50 percent of the shares in the Australian LPG company Elgas

06-Oct-2008

The technology group The Linde Group has acquired the remaining 50 percent of the shares in the Australian LPG-company Elgas, Sydney, at an equity value of 126 million euro. Elgas, established in 1984, was a 50/50 Joint Venture between BOC Limited, a member of the Linde Group, and AGL Energy ...

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Monash team learns from nature to split water

19-Aug-2008

An international team of researchers led by Monash University has used chemicals found in plants to replicate a key process in photosynthesis paving the way to a new approach that uses sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Professor Leone Spiccia, Mr Robin Brimblecombe and Dr ...

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