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Wacker Expands Silicon-Metal Capacities in Norway

Norway: Silicon-Metal

Wacker Expands Silicon-Metal Capacities in Norway

03/09/2017 - Wacker Chemie is expanding the capacity of its silicon-metal site at Holla in Norway by constructing an additional plant with world-scale annual capacity. read...

DSM and Evonik Establish Joint Venture for Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Natural Marine Algae

Germany: Fish Farming and Animal Nutrition

DSM and Evonik Establish Joint Venture for Omega-3 Fatty Acids from Natural Marine Algae

03/09/2017 - Royal DSM and Evonik announced their intention to establish a joint venture for omega-3 fatty acid products from natural marine algae for animal nutrition — enabling fish farming without using fish-based resources. read...

Exxon Mobil Plans $ 20 Billion Investments in U.S. Gulf Region

USA: Chemical Manufacturing Projects

Exxon Mobil Plans $ 20 Billion Investments in U.S. Gulf Region

03/08/2017 - Exxon Mobil has announced planned investments of $ 20 billion over a 10-year period along the U.S. Gulf Coast. read...

The Keys to Maximizing Diesel Production

Refinery Operations

The Keys to Maximizing Diesel Production

03/08/2017 - 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...

Wacker Expands Production of Silicones in Brazil

Brazil: Antifoam Compounds

Wacker Expands Production of Silicones in Brazil

03/06/2017 - Wacker Chemie is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near São Paulo, Brazil. read...

Perstorp Sells its Belgian Coating Additives Activities to Synthomere

Belgium: Additives Business

Perstorp Sells its Belgian Coating Additives Activities to Synthomere

03/06/2017 - The specialty chemicals producer and supplier Perstorp sells its additives activities at its facility in Gent to Synthomer. read...

Patent on Super Single-Celled Organisms for Biomethane Production

Denmark: Power-to-Gas

Patent on Super Single-Celled Organisms for Biomethane Production

03/05/2017 - Electrochaea has successfully patented a strain of microorganisms specially developed for efficient biocatalytic methane production. The patent for the EU was recently validated in Denmark, where Electrochaea has been operating the world's first biological methanation plant with a power uptake of one megawatt, since 2016. read...

Veritas Capital Acquires Capital Services Business from CB&I

USA: Acquisition

Veritas Capital Acquires Capital Services Business from CB&I

03/05/2017 - The private equity investment firm Veritas Capital announced that one of their affiliates has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Capital Services business of CB&I for $ 755 million. read...

Praxair and Libbey Receive € 2.3 Million Grant for Emissions Reduction Project in Europe

The Netherlands: Emission Reduction

Praxair and Libbey Receive € 2.3 Million Grant for Emissions Reduction Project in Europe

03/03/2017 - Praxair and Libbey together have been awarded a € 2.3 million Life grant from the European Commission. read...

Nano-Design Helps in the Fight Against Smog

Denmark: SCR Catalysts

Nano-Design Helps in the Fight Against Smog

03/03/2017 - By optimizing titanium dioxide nanoparticles, researchers aim to improve the efficiency of catalysts used for cleaning off-gases from engines, industry, and power plants by 30 %. read...

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