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Nouryon Increases Bio-Steam Supply and Completes Organic Peroxides Expansion

The Netherlands/Mexico: Sustainability and Expansion

Nouryon Increases Bio-Steam Supply and Completes Organic Peroxides Expansion

02/15/2019 - The move is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 50,000 tonnes per year at Nouryon’s salt production site at Hengelo, in the Netherlands. The company has also more than doubled capacity for emulsion-based organic peroxides at its site in Los Reyes, Mexico to meet increased customer demand in the North American PVC market. read...

Saudi Aramco, Total to Invest One Billion Dollars in Saudi Fuel Retail Market

Saudi Arabia: Joint Venture

Saudi Aramco, Total to Invest One Billion Dollars in Saudi Fuel Retail Market

02/15/2019 - Both the companies have entered into a 50:50 joint venture in order to develop a network of fuel and retail services in Saudi Arabia. The aim of the initiative is to offer premium fuels and retail services to motorists in the country. read...

Lonza, Allcells Team Up for Commercialisation of Hematopoietic Primary Cells

USA: Research

Lonza, Allcells Team Up for Commercialisation of Hematopoietic Primary Cells

02/14/2019 - The partnership aims to manufacture and globally commercialise an extensive range of hematopoietic primary cells. By leveraging Allcells customisation expertise, speed and flexibility to manufacture hematopoietic cells of superior viability and quality, and with Lonza's extensive reach, it will improve the availability of highly purified cells from different tissue sources to enhance a variety of research needs. read...

Eni and Sabic Collaborate to Produce High Value Fuels and Chemicals

France: Technology

Eni and Sabic Collaborate to Produce High Value Fuels and Chemicals

02/14/2019 - Under the Agreement, both the companies will jointly develop a technology for natural gas conversion into synthesis gas to produce high value fuels and chemicals. The deal also includes building an industrial demonstration plant at Eni’s industrial premise. read...

Praxair Expands Production Capacity at Neosho Facility

USA: Industrial Gases

Praxair Expands Production Capacity at Neosho Facility

02/13/2019 - The move has been undertaken to support the rising demand of industrial gases and chemicals in South West Missouri and neighbouring parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. read...

Agri Chem Whey to Construct Unique Dairy Bio Refinery

Ireland: Optimisation Process

Agri Chem Whey to Construct Unique Dairy Bio Refinery

02/13/2019 - With an aim to tackle dairy waste issues, the EU-funded project, Agri Chem Whey plans to valorise over 25,000 tonnes per annum, of excess Whey Permeate and De-lactosed Whey Permeate at its first-of-a-kind bio-refinery. read...

Arkema Launches New Powder Coating Resins Facility

India: Manufacturing Plant

Arkema Launches New Powder Coating Resins Facility

02/13/2019 - To meet the demands of a fast growing powder coating market and to better serve its customers in India, the Gulf Region and surrounding countries, the company has established the new plant. read...

Project to Explore Use of Solar Energy in a Circular Economy

Germany: Research Initiative

Project to Explore Use of Solar Energy in a Circular Economy

02/11/2019 - The European research project Sunrise pursues an ambitious scientific-technical approach for the conversion and storage of solar energy as a sustainable alternative to the fossil production of fuels and basic chemicals. Sunrise was selected as one of six Coordination & Support Actions (CSA) in the Horizon 2020 Program and is funded with $ 1.1 million over a period of one year beginning in spring 2019. read...

Kemira Invests 68 Million Dollars to Increase Production of Emulsion Polymers

USA: Engineering

Kemira Invests 68 Million Dollars to Increase Production of Emulsion Polymers

02/11/2019 - The company will be expanding production at its manufacturing site in Alabama. The move will also enable the firm to modernise into bio-based acrylamide capabilities at the designated site. read...

Chemical Industry Unites for a Brexit Deal

UK: Politics and Trade

Chemical Industry Unites for a Brexit Deal

02/11/2019 - The European chemical industry is calling both sides of the Brexit negotiations to secure an agreement as the deadline fast approaches. read...