This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Albemarle Welcomes Efforts To Reduce Global Mercury Emissions

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals, supports recent efforts to reduce global man-made mercury emissions, established by the new Minamata Convention on Mercury.   


The Minamata Convention was opened for signature in October 2013 at a Diplomatic Conference in Kumamoto/Minamata, Japan, in response to the need to develop a global, legally binding instrument to regulate man-made mercury emissions.  The text of the new Minamata Convention requires facilities "to control, and where feasible, reduce" atmospheric mercury emissions from sources including coal-fired power plants, waste incinerators and cement clinker facilities.  To date, 94 countries have signed the Minamata Convention, including the United States, the majority of EU member states, the EU itself and China, with the United States being the first and only country that has ratified it.

According to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), mercury emissions from coal combustion are one of the largest contributors to man-made atmospheric mercury emissions globally.  The new Convention is a significant step forward to tackle this worldwide challenge by applying appropriate technologies.  Albemarle will continue to monitor the further ratification and implementation of the Convention's regulations and provide stakeholders and customers with expertise and technical solutions for mercury emissions control. 

As an experienced global solutions provider, Albemarle is ready to assist our various stakeholders in ensuring compliance and thus reducing global atmospheric emissions of mercury.  Through our Mercury Control division, Albemarle offers a variety of efficient and cost-effective solutions to the coal-fired utility, cement kiln and industrial boiler markets, such as mercury sorbents, advanced injection systems, bromine chemicals, and mercury testing and demonstration services. 

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,712.66 +34.43 0.19%
S&P 500 2,061.02 +4.87 0.24%
NASDAQ 4,891.2190 +27.8570 0.57%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs