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Exxon Mobil’s Restart Activities Continue at Baytown

Operations Update After Hurricane

Exxon Mobil’s Restart Activities Continue at Baytown

09/20/2017 - Post Hurricane Harvey, Exxon Mobil begins to restart activities and facility assessments at its Baytown refinery. The company has also made significant progress in restarting chemical production, pipelines and other logistical infrastructure in the Houston area. read...

Kåre Schultz is Named New President & CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical

New Management

Kåre Schultz is Named New President & CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical

09/20/2017 - From carrying out significant strategies to making a mark in the healthcare industry through his experience of 30 years, Kåre Schultz has been appointed as the new face of the company. read...

BASF Acquires Solvay's Polyamides Business

Belgium/Germany: Speciality Chemicals

BASF Acquires Solvay's Polyamides Business

09/20/2017 - Solvay announced that BASF agreed to acquire its Polyamides business for € 1.6 billion (approx. $ 1.92 billion). read...

Enviral to Use Clariant's Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

Slovakia: Bioethanol

Enviral to Use Clariant's Cellulosic Ethanol Technology

09/20/2017 - Enviral has acquired a license to use Clariant's sunliquid technology as part of its goal to realize a full scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant for the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. read...

Enerkem Transforms Garbage into Ethanol

Canada: Cellulosic Ethanol

Enerkem Transforms Garbage into Ethanol

09/18/2017 - Enerkem has started the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol at its facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The facility is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed municipal solid waste. read...

Oxea Restarts Plants in Bay City and Bishop

USA: Hurricane Aftermath

Oxea Restarts Plants in Bay City and Bishop

09/18/2017 - After the controlled shutdown due to the landfall of Hurricane Harvey at end of August, Oxea announced the successful restart of operations at its production sites in Bay City and Bishop, Texas, USA. 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...

GE Launches Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis System for the Beverage Industry

USA: Water Treatment

GE Launches Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis System for the Beverage Industry

09/18/2017 - GE introduced a new ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) solution for water treatment in the production of beverages. According to the company, its integrated UF and RO technology is designed to process poor quality and challenging source water with optimal removal of particulates, microorganisms and total dissolved solids (TDS) while reducing the footprint and lowering costs. read...

Cepsa JV Starts-Up Alcohols Plant in Indonesia

Indonesia: Palm Oil Production

Cepsa JV Starts-Up Alcohols Plant in Indonesia

09/18/2017 - Sinar Mas Cepsa inaugurated its first oleochemicals plant in Indonesia. The new plant represents an investment of $ 360 million made over two years. The plant will produce fatty alcohols from sustainably-sourced palm kernel oil, a key ingredient in the manufacture of everyday products such as household cleaning goods and personal care products. read...

Kaneka Eurogentec to Construct Biologics Manufacturing Facility

Belgium: Biopharmaceuticals

Kaneka Eurogentec to Construct Biologics Manufacturing Facility

09/16/2017 - Kaneka Eurogentec announced that the site expansion in Belgium would allow the GMP production of kg-scale plasmid DNA and recombinant protein intended for clinical phases and commercialization. read...

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