FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | January 31, 2017

Three chemical companies join American Chemical Society’s hydraulic fracturing roundtable

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2017 — Three international chemical companies have joined the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable. The roundtable is dedicated to integrating environmental sustainability into the chemical supply chain and providing a science-focused organization to enable informed decisions about chemicals.

“Networking with roundtable members can provide operators and producers of these chemicals early access and insight into the market direction for planning purposes to ensure long-term sustainability,” says Danny Durham, director of Global Upstream Chemicals, Apache Corporation, and co-chair of the ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable.

The new member companies are Canadian Energy Services & Technology, a manufacturer of consumable fluids and specialty chemicals for the oil and gas industry; Innospec, a global specialty-chemicals company; and Blentech Corp., a leading manufacturer of processing equipment and fully integrated processing systems. The roundtable ( also includes founding members BASF, Apache Corporation, Solvay and the Dow Chemical Company.

“Sustainability is both an obligation and a business opportunity for BASF. Together with our partners, we drive sustainable solutions to improve quality of life for our world’s growing population. Innovation, continuous improvements and responsible action along the value chains ensure the most efficient resource use and long-term business success,” said Carla Butler, business director, Western Hemisphere – Global Oilfield Solutions.

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is the oldest organization dedicated to catalyzing the implementation of green chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise. ACS GCI convenes Industrial Roundtables, holds an annual Green Chemistry & Engineering conference (, and offers educational resources including grants, awards, webinars and workshops. As part of the American Chemical Society, ACS GCI encourages innovation in chemistry and engineering to solve environmental and human health issues facing our world today.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With nearly 157,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. ACS does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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