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Kureha’s New PGA Plant to Produce Biodegradable Plastic

Photo of polyglycolic acid, provided by Charleston Area Alliance. Yesterday’s opening of a new polyglycolic acid plant in Belle, W.Va., was good news for the state's economy and the world’s environment. Kureha will annually produce several million pounds of the polymer, which is biodegradable, for use in products such as soft drink bottles. [...]

MATRIC Expanding Environmental Services Menu in West Virginia

Several service areas have been identified as having potentially positive impacts for businesses in West Virginia, including:  Oil and gas related activities including enhanced oil recovery (EOR) using ethane for re-pressurization of former oil-producing reservoirs, CO2 flooding and ethane storage. Coal mining environmental impact and safety related issues including methane removal using horizontal drilling methods, [...]

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