Category Archives: Green chemicals

More investment in cleantech is needed (Business Times)

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The following was published on December 5, 2012.  By Ron Mahabir

SINGAPORE SHOULD INVEST MORE HEAVILY IN CLEANTECH

AS WE speed dangerously along the highway of global economic growth, it has become awfully clear that we are headed for major accidents in food, water and other resource shortages, as well as increasing environmental disasters.

We just have had way too many red alerts in recent years including Fukushima, Gulf of Mexico, Katrina, floods and heat waves to not take these a great deal more seriously. It is probably more than coincidence that 2012 is on track to be the hottest year in the United States and Hurricane Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. Continue reading

Letter from Shell CEO

From: Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive
To: All Shell employees
Date: 22 January 2008 Subject: Shell Energy Scenarios

Dear Colleagues

In this letter, I’d like to share reflections about how we see the energy future, and our preferred route to meeting the world’s energy needs. Industry, governments and energy users – that is, all of us – will face the twin challenge of more energy and less CO2.

This letter is based on a text I’ve written for publication in several newspapers in the coming weeks. You can use it in your communications externally. There will be more information about energy scenarios inthe months ahead.

By the year 2100, the world’s energy system will be radically different from today’s. Renewable energy like solar, wind, hydroelectricity and biofuels will make up a large share of the energy mix, and nuclear energy too will have a place.

Mankind will have found ways of dealing with air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. New technologies will have reduced the amount of energy needed to power buildings and vehicles.

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China Clean Energy Announces Solid First Quarter 2007 Results

FUQING CITY, China, May 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — China Clean Energy Inc., a leading producer of biodiesel fuel and environmentally friendly specialty chemical products made from renewable resources in The People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), today reported financial results for the first quarter ended on March 31, 2007.

    First Quarter 2007 Highlights

    -- Revenue reached a record $ 4.1 million, up 45% from the first quarter
       of 2006
    -- Gross Profits reached a record $ 1.1 million, up 45% from the first
       quarter of 2006
    -- Operating income totaled $424,149, compared to $491,935 in the first
       quarter of 2006
    -- Net income rose to $400,706, or $0.02 per diluted share, up 45% from
       the first quarter of 2006

“During the first quarter, we saw strong growth in our biodiesel business as we more than doubled our production capacity,” said Mr. Tai-ming Ou, Chairman and CEO of the Company, “We were also very pleased with the performance of our specialty chemical products with the increasing awareness of the environmental benefits of our products translating into increased demand for our products and higher prices.”

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