TITLE

Chemicals' role in renewables

AUTHOR(S)
Marcinowski, Stefan; Robinson, Simon
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;5/29/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 21, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article considers the sustainability of the chemicals industry based on its role in the use of renewable raw materials as feedstocks. During their life cycle, renewables do not increase CO2 emissions. They also help to save on fossil fuels like oil and gas. But people tend to overlook the fact that the use of plant-based raw materials would not be possible without the help of the chemical industry. For example, chemicals are essential in the manufacturing and finishing of paper from wooden fibres and fillers.
ACCESSION #
21297652

 

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