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AIChE SmartBrief

The best stories for chemical engineers

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Senate passes Shaheen/Portman energy-efficiency bill

3/27/2015

  • Hill, The

The Senate has approved an energy-efficiency bill from Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. The bipartisan bill would improve energy efficiency in buildings and includes a provision e… Read More

ACC SmartBrief

The best stories about the chemical industry

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Published in partnership with: American Chemistry Council

TSCA negotiators looking at legislative models to make preemption decision

3/30/2015

  • InsideEPA.com (subscription required)

Stakeholders in Toxic Substances Control Act reform are comparing legislative models to determine how to handle preemption. Some have said broad preemption would garner industry support for a comprehe… Read More

API SmartBrief

Oil and natural gas industry news

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Experts question N.D. crude vapor pressure standards

3/31/2015

  • Reuters

Experts doubt whether North Dakota's new rules capping vapor pressure of Bakken crude oil to 13.7 pounds per square inch will be effective in improving the safety of crude transportation by rail. Denn… Read More

ACI SmartBrief

News for the cleaning products industry

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Companies are seeking more green chemists

3/25/2015

  • Nature (subscription required)

Green chemists are in high demand due to the recent shift toward renewable products, say experts. Chemists today start thinking about sustainability much earlier in the process of creating molecules, … Read More

inform SmartBrief

Smart news on global fats and oils

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Published in partnership with: International News on Fats, Oils and Related Materials

German research project targets Alzheimer’s with olive polyphenols, antioxidants

3/24/2015

  • NutraIngredients

Germany's Ministry of Education and Research is providing nearly $1.1 million to help research scientists develop functional foods from the polyphenols and antioxidants found in olives. The NeurOliv p… Read More

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Shale oil and natural gas news

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Report: Eagle Ford, Bakken oil output rose in Feb.

3/25/2015

  • San Antonio Express-News

Crude oil production in two major U.S. shale plays rose in February despite decreases in rig counts, according to a Bentek Energy report. Oil output from the Eagle Ford play rose by 375,000 barrels pe… Read More