Economía Circular

Economía Circular

Renewable methanol accelerating progress toward a carbon-neutral world
30/09/2022 - Renewable methanol accelerating progress toward a carbon-neutral world A versatile energy product, methanol can play a crucial role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions when produced...
Making the most of sustainable biomass – certification schemes and labels developed in new EU research projects
30/09/2022 - Following a successful kick-off meeting in Berlin in September 2022, the new HORIZON Europe research project STAR4BBS sets out to improve sustainability certification schemes (SCS) and...
From CO2 to biodegradable plastics
- A team of Texas A&M AgriLife Research (College Station, TX, USA) scientists has developed a system that uses carbon dioxide, CO2, to produce biodegradable plastics, or bioplastics, that could...
Proposed acquisition of Czech plastics recycler
30/09/2022 - Proposed acquisition of Czech plastics recyclerOrlen Unipetrol acquires Czech recycler (Photo: Remaq)Orlen Unipetrol, the Czech arm of Polish energy and chemicals group PKN Orlen (PÅ?ock;...
University of Oklahoma Study Explores the Use of Carbon Dioxide to Make Acrylic Acid
29/09/2022 - Bin WangFunded by the Department of Energy, a theoretical study led by Bin Wang, Ph.D., associate...
Iberdrola pone en marcha en Toledo la primera planta agrovoltaica inteligente de España
29/09/2022 - Iberdrola ha puesto en marcha en los viñedos de González Byass y Grupo Emperador ubicados en la localidad toledana de Guadamur la primera planta agrovoltaica inteligente de España. Esta innovadora...
High energy costs hamstring European processors
29/09/2022 - Skyrocketing electricity and gas prices are increasingly posing a threat to businesses operating in the energy-intensive plastics industry in Europe.While some converters have so far...
Energy crisis pushes down VCI chemicals output forecast
29/09/2022 - FRANKFURT, Germany—The German chemical industry association VCI has lowered its production outlook for 2022 for a second time this year as the sector faces challenges such as "
ACCIONA Energía firma un PPA a 10 años con Zen Energy en Australia
- ACCIONA Energía ha firmado un acuerdo de venta de energía (PPA) a 10 años con la comercializadora eléctrica australiana ZEN Energy, a la que suministrará 200GWh/año de energía 100%...
SP-Berner ultima la instalación de una central de generación fotovoltaica en Aldaia
- El especialista en transformados plásticos SP-Berner Plastic Group está culminando la construcción de su nueva central de generación fotovoltaica ubicada ...
Plastics to virgin materials
28/09/2022 - Plastics are wonderful materials; as far as their functionalities in direct use are concerned. But in many cases, they are a headache in the waste phase. For a long time, the waste phase...
Members of the North Seas Energy Cooperation grasp historic opportunity to accelerate Europe’s move towards energy independence
- The nine NSEC countries have agreed to reach at least 260GW of offshore wind energy by 2050. This will represent more than 85% of the EU-wide ambition of reaching 300GW by 2050. Ministers and the...
Strike at eight French sites / Petchems, polymers partially affected
28/09/2022 - Strike at eight French sites / Petchems, polymers partially affectedThe logo might be a bit battered once the strike-happy French staff gets going (Photo: PIE)On 27 September, workers at eight...
Ramp-up to boost PP clarifier capacity in South Carolina
28/09/2022 - Ramp-up to boost PP clarifier capacity in South CarolinaMilliken begins clarifier production at its US plant in South Carolina (Photo: Milliken)US plastics additives supplier Milliken...
Cefic calls on EU to provide relief from energy crisis
28/09/2022 - BRUSSELS—The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has called on the European Union to implement "precise relief measures" to address...
Pyrum Innovations signs MOU to advance pyrolysis technology
28/09/2022 - DILLINGEN, Germany—Waste tire pyrolysis company Pyrum Innovations A.G. has signed a memorandum of understanding with German tank terminals operator Unitank for the scaling up of its tire...
PET bottles for sparkling wine
21/09/2022 -  Designed to replace traditional glass bottles, Sipa presents the first PET bottle for sparkling wine to be filled on existing bottling lines. The wine sector...
ACC Statement on Permitting Reform
27/09/2022 - WASHINGTON (September 27, 2022) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement today in support of Senate energy infrastructure permitting reform provisions that...
Bioenergy Europe welcomes the adoption of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) revision by the European Parliament
27/09/2022 - Bioenergy Europe welcomes the adoption of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDIII) revision by the European Parliament. However, the new definition…Full text:
New Catalyst Offers a More Affordable Way to Produce Hydrogen from Seawater
27/09/2022 - Hydrogen has drawn attention in recent years as a potential source of clean energy because it burns without producing climate-damaging emissions. However, traditional hydrogen production...
Nova Chemicals appoints Danny Dweik as interim CEO
27/09/2022 - For the second time in less than three years, materials maker Nova Chemicals has a new CEO.Danny Dweik will become interim CEO of Calgary-based Nova on Oct. 1. Dweik is a Nova board member...