Vantage Specialty Chemicals

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Vantage Specialty Chemicals (Vantage) is a leading provider of natural based specialty chemicals focused on personal care, food, consumer, and industrial end markets.

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ExxonMobil | February 15, 2020

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Exxon Mobil Corp began restarting units shut by a Wednesday fire at its Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery and chemical plant complex on Thursday night, sources familiar with plant operations said on Friday. Among the most crucial waiting to restart are three crude distillation units (CDUs) at the 502,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Baton Rouge refinery that could be turned back on as early as next week if the natural gas supply can be restored to those units during that time, the sources said. On Thursd...

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JD Supra | March 13, 2020

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President Trump has made it official: He intends to nominate Nancy B. Beck, a chemical industry insider and a scientist who built a record at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of scaling back safeguards against toxic substances, to lead one of the nation’s top and lately troubled consumer safety watchdogs. The ascent of Beck to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission has been anticipated and is unsurprising. It still angered consumer groups and Democrats, who pointed to her reco...

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Medical | August 27, 2020

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Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a metal-free carbon-based catalyst that has the potential to be much less expensive and more efficient for many industrial concerns, including manufacturing of bio- and fossil fuels, electrocatalysis, and fuel cells. At their most fundamental, these industry processes involve splitting strong chemical bonds, like hydrogen-hydrogen, carbon-oxygen, and carbon-hydrogen bonds. Traditionally this has been accomplished w...

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Chemicalwatch | May 06, 2020

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The new chair of a UK parliamentary committee has expressed his concerns over the government's post-Brexit chemicals strategy, after its development was suspended due to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter to minister of state George Eustice, Environmental Audit Committee chair Philip Dunne said that given the delays already incurred, the decision to pause work on it in order to prioritise the government's response to the pandemic was "regrettable". The Department fo...

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ExxonMobil | February 15, 2020

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EXXON RESTARTING UNITS AT BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, REFINERY, CHEMICAL PLANT

Exxon Mobil Corp began restarting units shut by a Wednesday fire at its Baton Rouge, Louisiana, refinery and chemical plant complex on Thursday night, sources familiar with plant operations said on Friday. Among the most crucial waiting to restart are three crude distillation units (CDUs) at the 502,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Baton Rouge refinery that could be turned back on as early as next week if the natural gas supply can be restored to those units during that time, the sources said. On Thursd...

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JD Supra | March 13, 2020

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TRUMP’S PICK AS TOP CONSUMER PRODUCT WATCHDOG? CHEMICAL INDUSTRY INSIDER

President Trump has made it official: He intends to nominate Nancy B. Beck, a chemical industry insider and a scientist who built a record at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of scaling back safeguards against toxic substances, to lead one of the nation’s top and lately troubled consumer safety watchdogs. The ascent of Beck to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission has been anticipated and is unsurprising. It still angered consumer groups and Democrats, who pointed to her reco...

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Medical | August 27, 2020

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METAL-FREE CARBON-BASED CATALYST COULD TRANSFORM CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a metal-free carbon-based catalyst that has the potential to be much less expensive and more efficient for many industrial concerns, including manufacturing of bio- and fossil fuels, electrocatalysis, and fuel cells. At their most fundamental, these industry processes involve splitting strong chemical bonds, like hydrogen-hydrogen, carbon-oxygen, and carbon-hydrogen bonds. Traditionally this has been accomplished w...

Read More

Chemicalwatch | May 06, 2020

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MPS RESTATE POST-BREXIT CHEMICALS STRATEGY CONCERNS AFTER COVID-19 DELAY

The new chair of a UK parliamentary committee has expressed his concerns over the government's post-Brexit chemicals strategy, after its development was suspended due to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. In a letter to minister of state George Eustice, Environmental Audit Committee chair Philip Dunne said that given the delays already incurred, the decision to pause work on it in order to prioritise the government's response to the pandemic was "regrettable". The Department fo...

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