Cheaper way to produce magnesium and more research news


Latest chemistry research news

Magnesium drawn from oceans may reduce fuel use, finds new study

A lightweight metal that reduces fuel use in cars and planes could be extracted from the ocean through a unique process being developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. …….Read more

 

Making cosmetics, sunscreens safeMaking cosmetics, sunscreens safer

Use of a particular type of titanium dioxide, a common ingredient in cosmetics, food products, toothpaste and sunscreen, could reduce the potential health risks associated with the widely used compound……Read more

 

reengineerd enzymes Inspired by nature, scientists reengineer enzymes

Scientists attempt to reengineer enzymes to introduce the methods of nature into industrial chemistry. Natural enzymes being very clever molecular machines, catalyze nature’s chemical transformations and the conditions they need to perform their task are rather precisely defined. …..Read more

 

Converting glucose to biofuels efficientlyConverting glucose to biofuels efficiently

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 per cent increase in the production of biofuels…. Read more

Latest chemical industry news

 

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Dow, YPF to invest $188 million to develop shale gas in Argentina

YPF SA, Argentina’s largest company, and Dow Chemical Co’s Argentine unit signed a final accord to invest $188 million to jointly develop shale gas at the country’s Vaca Muerta oil field…. Read more

 

Clariant buisness newsClariant opens global headquarters for Oil and Mining in Texas, US

Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, opened its new global headquarters for Oil and Mining Services business unit in The Woodlands, Texas, US. A centre of technology innovation just north of Houston expands on the company’s investment strategy in North America…. Read more

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