Assessing Risks of Toxic Chemicals

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Perhaps our notion of what's dangerous and what's not dangerous and what proper practice should be is distorted from the controversy that surrounded recombinant DNA technology. When it was introduced, procedures which most thoughtful people felt should be really addressed.

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JG Summit Holdings Inc. is a pioneer in the petrochemical industry in the Philippines, and now has two wholly owned subsidiaries in its 250-hectare fully integrated, world-class, PEZA-accredited petrochemical manufacturing complex in Brgy. Simlong, Batangas City, 120 km south. of Manila. These are JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation (JGSPC) and JG Summit Olefins Corporation (JGSOC), which now form the JG Summit Petrochemicals Group.

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Organic Oil Recovery improves productivity of existing reservoirs

Article | May 10, 2021

MAY 2021 ///Vol 242 No. 5 FEATURES Organic Oil Recovery improves productivity of existing reservoirs A transitional technology producing excellent results in extracting hard-to-reach oil is attracting the attention of many large operators. Ancient, resident microbes are used to liberate large oil deposits in depleted reservoirs, thanks to science uncovered by studying the humble Australian koala. Roger Findlay, Organic Oil Recovery It began in almost outlandish fashion, with a scientist’s fascination with the complex digestive system of an Australian marsupial, the koala. Today, it has evolved into a green technology that is helping major producers around the world potentially reach billions of dollars of oil that they feared they could never access or bring to the surface. As the pressure on the oil and gas industry continues to grow, to find new ways to operate with less impact on the environment, Organic Oil Recovery (OOR) is reducing the need for further exploration. Instead, it is helping producers focus on the reservoirs already in situ to extract even more precious resource—at very low cost—from deep below the ground or seas, across a myriad of jurisdictions and geographies.

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We need a global agreement that sets targets for reducing plastic waste

Article | May 10, 2021

What follows is an entirely personal take on the challenge of plastic waste and does not represent the views of ICIS or any other expert opinion I have sought out. The views are put forward in the spirit of debate as we move forward, as an industry, to solve the crisis of plastic waste.

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PROCUREMENT CHALLENGES IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY : WHAT CPOS’ MUST STRIVE TO COMBAT

Article | May 10, 2021

The global chemical industry currently represents one of the largest worldwide interacting sectors delivering essential materials to several major industries including pharmaceuticals, agriculture, manufacturing and construction, and automotive. This is an indicator of the fact that any major changes in the chemical industry could also significantly affect these related sectors. Procurement is an unceasing challenge for companies across various sectors, and procurement in the chemical industry is no exception.

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When chemistry becomes intelligent

Article | May 10, 2021

Nowadays, artificial intelligence (AI) and computer programs have infiltrated almost every corner of our lives; from facial recognition, language translation, image and video production, to self-driving cars and personal care aides. Other applications that might not yet be mainstream knowledge have to do with scientific exploration and research and development. For example, AI has the potential to revolutionize medical practices through augmenting medical diagnosis and have found application in drug discovery. In many places, researchers have also attempted to use AI algorithms to manipulate biology, chemistry, and physics with different setup configurations that can detect DNA modifications caused during epigenetic regulation or gene mutation, choose the most optimal reaction pathways in synthesis, and search for exotic particles using adapted learning networks.

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JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation

JG Summit Holdings Inc. is a pioneer in the petrochemical industry in the Philippines, and now has two wholly owned subsidiaries in its 250-hectare fully integrated, world-class, PEZA-accredited petrochemical manufacturing complex in Brgy. Simlong, Batangas City, 120 km south. of Manila. These are JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation (JGSPC) and JG Summit Olefins Corporation (JGSOC), which now form the JG Summit Petrochemicals Group.

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