Chemicals

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for AkzoNobel

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: AkzoNobel is a Dutch multinational chemical company, producing paints, performance coatings and speciality chemicals, and supplying paint ingredients, protection and colours to a worldwide industry and consumer base. The company’s products are also inputs to a variety of industrial manufacturing streams for pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, and in the production of… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol: Case Study for Dow Chemical

22nd June 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The company in brief: Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is a United States based multinational corporation and the world’s second-largest chemical manufacturer by revenue. Dow’s Freeport, Texas manufacturing site depends heavily on water from the nearby Brazos River, where Dow is the largest of its water users which also include farmers, cities, and other industries. Although… [more]

Mapping Rainforest Chemistry From the Air Reveals 36 Types of Forest

16th February 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Science News.  “To some forest creatures, a tree is a home. To scientists, it’s a beacon. A new way of mapping forests from the air by measuring chemical signatures of the tree canopy is revealing previously unrecognized biodiversity. The swath of tropical forest covering the Peruvian Andes Mountains and the… [more]

Sound Management Of Pollution & Waste Promotes Economic Growth As Well As Protecting Global Commons

31st January 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Society benefits from hundreds of thousands of chemical products, but some have undesired effects. We also produce a lot of waste, much of it hazardous, and seem to think it will go away and vanish. Yet – despite being separated by half a century and half a… [more]