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DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times

DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times

DuPont said it would stop operations at an advanced biofuel’s plant, or cellulosic facility. It cited its merger with Dow Chemical as one of the reasons why it made this decision — a $150 billion deal that closed in August and that reshapes and redefines the combined enterprise.

Manufacturers Indicate Their Brands Are Their Biggest Assets

Manufacturers Indicate Their Brands Are Their Biggest Assets

With the collapse of the president’s American Manufacturing Council, manufacturers have collectively made a statement that the value of their brands is far more important that proximity to policymaking at the highest levels.

Water Treatment, Reuse: an $11 Billion Opportunity for Water Tech Companies

Water technology companies received good news — an a likely boost in business — from a recent California draft report that concludes it is feasible to develop uniform water recycling regulations for direct potable reuse in the state.

How Including Natural Assets in Financial Decision Making Gives Companies a Competitive Edge

To help businesses include “natural capital” in their decision-making processes, the Natural Capital Coalition developed a framework to identify and measure their impacts and dependencies on water, forests, minerals and other natural assets.

Will Dow’s Efforts to Shrink Rio’s Carbon Footprint Win Olympic Gold?

The Olympic Games kick off tonight in Rio and as the official carbon partner of Rio 2016, it’s Dow’s job to mitigate the games’ carbon footprint. It’s a big job. The direct carbon footprint of the games — from operations, facility construction and spectators — is projected to hit 500,000 … Read more »

Rick Fedrizzi

Environmental Executive Moves: Cimarron Energy, IWBI, GRI, DowDuPont, CH2M

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Cimarron Energy: The manufacturer of oil and natural gas production, process and environmental equipment has hired Jeffrey L. Foster as chief executive officer. Foster joins the company from MicroSeismic where he was president and CEO since 2014. International … Read more »

Dow Solar Shingles

Dow Cuts Solar Shingle Line, Notifies Builders

Dow Chemical will stop making its rooftop solar shingles, called the Powerhouse Solar line, less than five years after it launched the product. A July 28 letter sent to builders says Dow will accept orders for its Powerhouse Solar System 2.0 through July 28, reports MLive. Dow spokesperson Jamie Ellis … Read more »

Companies Are Responding to Shareholder Calls to be More Sustainable

Stakeholders want companies to disclose what they are doing to run their operations in a cleaner fashion and to benefit their communities, especially when it comes to things like carbon reductions and waste management.

Dow Technology Enables Recyclable Flexible Plastic Packaging

Dow Chemical has debuted a new RecycleReady Technology that allows polyethylene-based barrier packaging to be recycled as part of existing grocery store drop-off recycling programs.