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Pfizer Expands Global R&D Network

USA: Biopharmaceuticals

Pfizer Expands Global R&D Network

06/28/2017 - Pfizer broke ground on a state-of-the art Research and Development (R&D) and process development facility in Chesterfield, MO. The new campus will be owned by the biopharmaceutical company and will bring together more than 450 employees who currently work at multiple locations which the company leases in the St. Louis area. read...

Exxon Mobil Reports Milestone in Algae Biofuel Research

USA: Biofuels

Exxon Mobil Reports Milestone in Algae Biofuel Research

06/27/2017 - Exxon Mobil and Synthetic Genomics announced a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain.According to the company, the researchers have been able to more than doubled the algae's oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain’s growth. read...

CB&I Awarded Contract for Ethane Cracking Furnace Project

USA: Ethylene Production

CB&I Awarded Contract for Ethane Cracking Furnace Project

06/26/2017 - CB&I has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $ 40 million by DuPont to provide engineering, procurement and construction for an ethane cracking furnace expansion project at Dupont's Sabine River Works ethylene plant in Orange, Texas. read...

Statoil Decides on Support Base for Johan Castberg Operation

Norway: Offshore Development

Statoil Decides on Support Base for Johan Castberg Operation

06/26/2017 - On behalf of the licence partners, Statoil has announced their decision to support the Johan Castberg operation with a supply and helicopter base in Hammerfest and an operations organisation in Harstad. Recruitment of offshore personnel from Finnmark county is also prioritised, the company said on their website. read...

Braskem to Build New World-Class Polypropylene Production Line in La Porte

USA: PP Production

Braskem to Build New World-Class Polypropylene Production Line in La Porte

06/26/2017 - Within the next three years, Braskem will build a new world-class polypropylene (PP) production line located next to the company’s existing production facilities in La Porte, Texas read...

Air Liquide to Supply Hydrogen Technology to World's Largest Single Train Refinery

Nigeria: SMR Technology

Air Liquide to Supply Hydrogen Technology to World's Largest Single Train Refinery

06/25/2017 - Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has been selected to supply two hydrogen production steam methane reformer (SMR) units to Dangote Group, the largest manufacturing conglomerate in West Africa. read...

Statoil Plans to Strengthen Research in Low Carbon Technologies

Norway: CO2 Reduction

Statoil Plans to Strengthen Research in Low Carbon Technologies

06/25/2017 - Statoil announces that it will increasingly focus on low carbon technologies. By 2020, the company intends to spend 25 % of its research funds on CO2 reductions and new energy solutions. read...

Brabender celebrates 60th Company Anniversary

Bulk-Material Solutions

Brabender celebrates 60th Company Anniversary

06/23/2017 - It all began with bulk-material feeders and dischargers. Over the past six decades the company became a globally operating manufacturer of of weighing, feeding, discharging, controlling and flow metering equipment and systems for the bulk materials. A good reason to look back and to arm the company for the future. read...

Honeywell Supplies Digital Solution to Flint Hills Refinery

USA: Digital Refinery

Honeywell Supplies Digital Solution to Flint Hills Refinery

06/22/2017 - Flint Hills Resources will use the Honeywell's software platform 'Connected Plant Process Reliability Advisor' to provide ongoing monitoring of the refinery's CCR Processes. read...

Summit Calls for Increased Use of Sustainable Raw Materials

Germany: Climate Change

Summit Calls for Increased Use of Sustainable Raw Materials

06/22/2017 - Participants of a raw material summit held on Tuesday at the Technical University of Berlin and organized in collaboration with Dechema (German Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) and the materials manufacturer Covestro called for more joint efforts in the use of sustainable raw materials. read...

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