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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

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

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...

Eni and Sabic Collaborate to Produce High Value Fuels and Chemicals

France: Technology

Eni and Sabic Collaborate to Produce High Value Fuels and Chemicals

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

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...

Arkema Launches New Powder Coating Resins Facility

India: Manufacturing Plant

Arkema Launches New Powder Coating Resins Facility

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

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

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...

Air Products Launches Project for Certified Renewable Hydrogen

Guarantees of Origin

Air Products Launches Project for Certified Renewable Hydrogen

Air Products has announced a pilot project to generate Europe’s first Guarantees of Origin (GO) for sustainable, renewable hydrogen produced in The Netherlands, under the Certif Hy scheme. read...

Bilfinger Delivers a Pharmaceutical Production Plant to Nova Medica

Russia: Production of Sterile Pharmaceuticals

Bilfinger Delivers a Pharmaceutical Production Plant to Nova Medica

Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg, a subsidiary of the Bilfinger Group, has been awarded a contract by the Russian pharma company Nova Medica for the design and construction of three solution-preparation lines for the production of sterile, pharmaceutical dosage forms. This is the first contract the company has secured in Russia. read...

Successful Start of Pre-Commercial Production of Isobutene from Wheat Straw

France: Demo Plant

Successful Start of Pre-Commercial Production of Isobutene from Wheat Straw

Global Bioenergies started the initial processing of wheat straw hydrolysate provided by its partner Clariant at its Leuna demo plant, to produce cellulosic isobutene for the first time at this scale. These first runs were part of Optisochem, a project which started in June 2017 and was granted approx. $ 11 million by the Bio Based Industry Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU) as part of the H2020 program. read...