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MoU signed between India and Japan for Expansion of Biotech Lab

Biotechnology

MoU signed between India and Japan for Expansion of Biotech Lab

09/20/2017 - India and Japan have recently signed a MoU for expansion of an international laboratory in the area of biotechnology. The agreement aims to foster collaborative research between both the countries. read...

Bamboo as a Feedstock for Indian Biorefinery

India: Biofuel Production

Bamboo as a Feedstock for Indian Biorefinery

09/18/2017 - India's Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) signed a MoU with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Unido) for inclusive and sustainable bamboo supply chain development for its upcoming biorefinery in Numaligarh, Assam. read...

John Fowler is New Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Pharma

Appointment

John Fowler is New Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Pharma

09/11/2017 - In his new role, John Fowler will take charge of the company’s global operations. He has also been assigned the R&D portfolio wherein he will ensure that the firm’s customers receive unique and excellent services. read...

Australian Operations of Amneal Pharma Acquired by Arrow Pharma

Acquisition Pharma Industry

Australian Operations of Amneal Pharma Acquired by Arrow Pharma

09/08/2017 - Arrow Pharmaceuticals acquires the Australian operations of Amneal Pharmaceuticals for AUD 17 million. The acquisition will enable the company to accelerate its market reach and also help it to become one of the leading players in the Australian generics market. read...

BASF Inaugurates Pharma Technical Lab

Inauguration

BASF Inaugurates Pharma Technical Lab

09/05/2017 - BASF’s facility is expected to cater to the fast-growing pharmaceutical market in South Asia, with a strong focus on generic drug manufacturing. read...

Articles

Overpressure Protection System Compared: PSV or HIPPS?

Safety/Overpressure Protection

Overpressure Protection System Compared: PSV or HIPPS?

06/26/2017 - Protecting process systems from overpressure scenarios — Protecting valuable equipment and piping from overpressure is usually achieved by pressure safety valves. Yet, sometimes, these measures face limitations due to facilities constraints and other factors. High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems offer an alternative approach. read...

NEWS

India and Israel May Work Together for Water Resource Management

Water Management

India and Israel May Work Together for Water Resource Management

The Indian Ministry of Water Resources recently stated that a joint working group of officials from India and Israel should be set up to explore the areas of cooperation between both the countries in the field of water resource management. read...

Essar Signs Multi-Billion-Dollar Transaction with Rosneft

India: Oil and Gas Business

Essar Signs Multi-Billion-Dollar Transaction with Rosneft

Essar Energy and Oil Bidco sold Essar Oil Limited to a consortium of Rosneft and Trafigura-UCP for $ 12.9 billion. The transaction represents Russia's largest ever foreign investment, as well as India's largest foreign direct investment. read...

CPhI India Report Predicts Increased Acquisitions by Indian Companies

India Pharma Market

CPhI India Report Predicts Increased Acquisitions by Indian Companies

CDSCO certification has improved international repute of India, but domestic companies call for urgent Government support to invest in API facilities. read...

The New Scenario in India's Chemical Industry

India: Chemical Industry

The New Scenario in India's Chemical Industry

Keeping in view the recent unique and peculiar situation arising out of environmental considerations in the Punjab area in particular, a slew of bioethanol refineries; as many as twelve have been planned and the general contract has been awarded to Praj who has expertise in this field of bioethanol refineries with a global footprint. read...

Akzo Nobel Partners with Atul for MCA Production in India

India: Monochloracetic Acid Technology

Akzo Nobel Partners with Atul for MCA Production in India

Akzo Nobel and chemicals manufacturing company Atul have formally agreed the joint venture partnership announced last year for the production of monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India. read...

Indian Oil Company and Pörner Commission Bitumen Plant

India: Bitumen Demand

Indian Oil Company and Pörner Commission Bitumen Plant

In February 2017, IOCL commissioned together with the Pörner Group a new Biturox bitumen plant at Barauni Refinery near Patna in East India. This is the 4th plant operated by the Indian company based on Biturox technology. Pörner provided the license and engineering services. read...

Praj Completes India's First Integrated Bio-Refinery

India: Biofuels

Praj Completes India's First Integrated Bio-Refinery

Praj Industries announced the completion and start-up of its bio-refinery applying 2nd generation ethanol technology. read...

Inox Air Products to Build Six New Air Separation Plants in India

India: Industrial Gases

Inox Air Products to Build Six New Air Separation Plants in India

Air Products announced that its joint venture in India, Inox, will build six new air separation units. The plants will serve the growing onsite and merchant liquid industrial gases market in India. read...

Reliance Completes Largest Ethane Project Worldwide

India: Ethane Manufacturing

Reliance Completes Largest Ethane Project Worldwide

Reliance announced the successful and flawless completion of its Ethane Project, including commissioning of its ethane receipt & handling facilities and ethane cracking, at its Dahej Manufacturing Facility in Gujarat within less than three years. read...

Gerresheimer Commissions Plant for Vials and Ampoules

India: Pharmaceutical Packaging

Gerresheimer Commissions Plant for Vials and Ampoules

Gerresheimer operates seven plants in South East Asia where the company manufactures glass and plastic products for the pharmaceutical sector. A new factory making vials and ampoules recently went on stream in Kosamba, India. read...

Tata Chemicals Ordered to Shut Down Fertilizer Plant

Discharge Rules Violated

Tata Chemicals Ordered to Shut Down Fertilizer Plant

The newspaper Times of India reports that Tata Chemicals has received a shutdown notice by India's Central Pollution Control Board on March 11, to shut down its fertilizer plant in Haldia for violating liquid waste discharge rules. read...

The Keys to Maximizing Diesel Production

Refinery Operations

The Keys to Maximizing Diesel Production

Routes for diesel production – Over the period 2015–2040, the global demand for diesel is likely to grow at a compounded annual rate of 1.0 per cent. Therefore, maximization of diesel yield remains the major objective of petroleum refiners. Read on to find out the various routes through which diesel can be produced in a refinery... read...

India's Bharat Petroleum Said to Invest in Petrochemicals Complex

India: Pertochemicals

India's Bharat Petroleum Said to Invest in Petrochemicals Complex

According to IHS Chemical Week, Bharat Petroleum plans to build a petrochemicals complex at its Bina refinery in Madhya Pradesh. read...

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