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News from 2016

Below is a list of the latest news published in 2016. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

  1. The sky is not the limit: Solar Impulse 2 completes historic journey fuelled by chemistry solutions

    26 July 2016

    Brussels, 26 July 2016 - Cefic proudly marks the completion this morning of the historic round-the-world flight of Solar Impulse 2. Its success represents a historic moment not just for aviation but also in the clean energy history books as the world looks for novel technologies to transition towards a low-carbon economy.

  2. Chemical industry key enabler for future EU transport sector

    20 July 2016

    Brussels, 20 July 2016 - The European Commission today published its strategy to decarbonise the EU transport sector. Cefic has welcomed it as offering important potential for new innovation and markets for the EU chemical industry as we develop low carbon technology solutions.

  3. New Commission study shows high regulatory costs for EU chemical industry

    14 July 2016

    Brussels, 14 July 2016 - A new Commission study on the total cost of EU legislation for Europe's chemical companies shows a doubling of costs between 2004 and 2014, amounting to about 10 billion euro per year.

  4. Cefic names Aaron McLoughlin as new Public Affairs Executive Director

    04 July 2016

    Brussels, 1 July 2016 - Aaron McLoughlin has just been announced as the new Executive Director of Public Affairs for Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council. As of 1 August, he joins Cefic on secondment from FleishmanHillard, where he is Senior Vice President and Senior Adviser in its environment and chemicals practice, advising top EU firms and NGOs on their work with the EU institutions. 

  5. Register Now: Cefic REACH networking event supports best practice in chemical safety

    27 June 2016

    Brussels, 27 June 2016 - On Friday 1 July 2016, Cefic welcomes a core group of stakeholders for a REACH event. Taking place at Le Plaza, Brussels, the event will share the latest information on REACH and unite delegates from companies, associations, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), the European Commission, and competent authorities to exchange views and experiences .

  6. Energy efficiency debate underlines new market opportunities for EU chemical industry

    23 June 2016

    Brussels, 23 June 2016 - In advance of a European Parliament vote today on EU Energy Efficiency Directive targets, representatives from the Parliament, Commission and incoming Slovak presidency joined the EU chemical industry at a Cefic workshop to share perspectives on challenges and opportunities for an energy efficient Europe.

  7. Waste water legislation successfully revised for EU chemical sector

    20 June 2016

    Brussels, 20 June 2016 - Cefic has welcomed the recent conclusion of the revision of a wastewater regulation specific to the chemical sector, as a model for good cooperation between industry, legislators and policymakers.

  8. A step closer to the circular economy: Covestro launches CO2-based chemical plant

    17 June 2016

    Brussels, 17 June 2016 - Today Cefic member Covestro demonstrated the power of the EU chemical industry towards energy innovation as it launched a new production plant that replaces fossil fuel use with carbon dioxide.

  9. Joint industry statement examines EU Commission’s proposal on endocrine disruptors

    15 June 2016

    Brussels, June 15, 2016 – In response to the EU Commission’s publication of its proposal for a definition of endocrine disruptors (EDs), a joint statement was launched today by the EU chemical industry council (Cefic) together with PlasticsEurope and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA).

  10. Last call: June 21 Cefic workshop “Challenges & Opportunities for EU Energy Efficiency”

    13 June 2016

    Brussels, June 13, 2016 – All stakeholders with an interest in the topic of EU Energy Efficiency are invited to register for a Cefic workshop including high level politicians, senior industry representatives and other stakeholders at the Brussels Press Club on the challenges and opportunities facing the EU as it strives to deliver on its energy efficiency goals.

Dervla Gleeson
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