Monthly Archives: January 2016

The chemical landscape changes: Dow and DuPont merge and unscramble

For those of us who have followed the development of the U.S. chemical industry for a number of decades, the newly announced “blockbuster” Dow-DuPont deal is the latest fascinating development. Here is a synopsis of industry history (Time periods are approximate): 1900 … Continue reading

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Kemper power plant dooms “Clean coal” approach

The concept of scrubbing carbon dioxide from power plant flue gases has been around ever since global warming and climate change became part of our vocabulary. When it quickly became evident that flowing the huge amounts of flue gases from coal-burning … Continue reading

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