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Croda to Produce Eco Surfactants at Atlas Point Facility

USA: Bio-Based Surfactants

Croda to Produce Eco Surfactants at Atlas Point Facility

10/23/2017 - The producer of high performance ingredients and technologies, Croda, celebrated the upcoming commissioning of its latest investment at its Atlas Point manufacturing site in New Castle, Delaware. The new plant is capable of producing 100 % renewable, 100 % bio-based non-ionic surfactants, which are active emulsifying agents used in a wide range of consumer products. read...

Akzo Nobel Supports Major Project of Brazilian Company Fibria

Brazil: Eucalyptus Pulp Production

Akzo Nobel Supports Major Project of Brazilian Company Fibria

10/23/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business has completed the expansion of a Chemical Island in Brazil to support a major project of Brazilian forestry company Fibria. read...

Chemical Industry to Use Waste Gas from Steel Factories to Make Plastic

Germany: CO2-Reduction

Chemical Industry to Use Waste Gas from Steel Factories to Make Plastic

10/21/2017 - A new consortium of 14 partners from seven countries, led by materials manufacturer Covestro, is planning to investigate how flue gas from the steel industry can be used to produce plastics in an efficient and sustainable way. read...

Fluor Wins Contract for Petrochemical Project Expansion in the Philippines

Philippines: Ethylene Production

Fluor Wins Contract for Petrochemical Project Expansion in the Philippines

10/21/2017 - Fluor was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the utilities, offsites and infrastructure scope of work for JG Summit’s petrochemical complex expansion in Batangas City, Philippines. read...

Celanese Announces Global Capacity Expansions

USA: Engineered Materials

Celanese Announces Global Capacity Expansions

10/20/2017 - Celanese announced plans to expand the capacity of its global compounding assets and certain product-specific manufacturing production sites to support the growth in its engineered materials business. read...

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IEA Discusses Expanded Cooperation for Energy Transition

France: Energy Transition

IEA Discusses Expanded Cooperation for Energy Transition

10/17/2017 - How can the transition towards clean and renewable energy be achieved? A high level meeting was conducted to discuss and expand cooperation in the energy segment. read...

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Expansion of Exxon Mobil’s Research Center

USA: R&D Facility

Expansion of Exxon Mobil’s Research Center

The enlargement of the New Jersey facility is scheduled to be complete by 2019. The new section will also include a new engine testing center, a lubricant research and development blend plant. read...

Chevron Commences LNG Production at Wheatstone

Australia: LNG Project Update

Chevron Commences LNG Production at Wheatstone

Chevron Corporation has recently announced that it has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. The first cargo is on track and will be shipped in the coming weeks. The company has plans to export 8.9 million metric tons of LNG per year to customers in Asia. The first cargo is expected to be shipped in the coming weeks. read...

Jacobs JV to Provide Project Management Services for Sasol

South Africa: Engineering Services

Jacobs JV to Provide Project Management Services for Sasol

Jacobs Engineering, through its South African joint venture Jacobs Matasis, has been awarded a two-year agreement with Sasol Group Technology for project management services and specialized resources. read...