Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Goodyear, Lab Hunt for Cure For Oil Ills.(Business)

Byline: Journal Staff and Wire Report

Joint Research Aims To Reduce Emissions, Reliance on Imports

Goodyear Chemical and Sandia National Laboratories signed an agreement Thursday to jointly explore new and more energy efficient processes that eventually should reduce U.S. petrochemical industry dependence on foreign oil.

Goodyear Chemical and Sandia researchers will analyze chemical technologies that may reduce energy consumption, waste generation and environmental emissions, a Goodyear spokesman said.

"Successful results of this project could help Goodyear and ultimately the U.S. petrochemical industry in the global marketplace by lowering operating costs, while protecting the environment," said Jonathan Rich, Goodyear Chemical's director of research and development. …

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