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Invista Entering Final Design Phase for 250 Million Dollar Project

USA: Adiponitril Production

Invista Entering Final Design Phase for 250 Million Dollar Project

05/25/2018 - Invista announced that it is entering the final design phase for a $ 250 million project at its Victoria site to upgrade its manufacturing technology and increase production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibers and plastics. Construction for the project is slated to get underway in the first quarter of 2019. read...

Total Collaborates with Novatek for Arctic LNG 2 Project

Russia: Gas Project

Total Collaborates with Novatek for Arctic LNG 2 Project

05/25/2018 - According to the terms of the agreement, Total will acquire a direct working interest of 10 % in the Novatek led giant liquefied natural gas project in Siberia. read...

Faroe Petroleum Bags New Exploration Licence

UK: Oil & Gas Exploration

Faroe Petroleum Bags New Exploration Licence

05/25/2018 - The firm has been awarded a licence of Block 30/14b, which includes the high-impact Edinburgh prospect, under the licence round on the UK Continental Shelf. read...

Nestlé Merges Research Units to Form Unified Firm Nestlé Research

Switzerland: Food R&D

Nestlé Merges Research Units to Form Unified Firm Nestlé Research

05/25/2018 - The newly formed company will comprise three major research institutes: Health Sciences, Material Sciences and Food Safety & Analytical Sciences and aims at elevating Nestlé’s R&D activities. read...

Asahi Kasei Starts Second Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

Japan: Alkaline-Water Electrolysis

Asahi Kasei Starts Second Hydrogen Demonstration Plant

05/24/2018 - Following the start of a demonstration project in Herten, Germany, in April 2018, Asahi Kasei launched an alkaline-water electrolysis demonstration project in Soma, Fukushima, Japan. The new project aims at the development of a large-scale production system for green hydrogen by using power input from renewable energy sources. read...

Osaka Gas Engineering to Provide Consulting Services on Construction of LNG Receiving Terminals

Taiwan: Liquefied Natural Gas

Osaka Gas Engineering to Provide Consulting Services on Construction of LNG Receiving Terminals

05/24/2018 - Osaka Gas Engineering has entered into an agreement to provide consulting services on construction of LNG receiving terminals of CPC Corporation, Taiwan (CPC) and Taiwan Power (TPC) respectively. read...

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Create JV in Pertrochemicals

USA: Polyethylene Production

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals Create JV in Pertrochemicals

05/24/2018 - Total Petrochemicals & Refining (TPRI), Borealis and Nova Chemicals announced they have closed a joint venture in petrochemicals on the US Gulf Coast after receiving all required regulatory approvals. read...

Dekra Launches Chemical Reaction Hazard Laboratory

China: Process Safety

Dekra Launches Chemical Reaction Hazard Laboratory

05/24/2018 - The new laboratory will comprise state-of-the-art laboratory technology along with specialist capabilities in chemical process hazard assessment. read...

Exxon Mobil Issues Measures for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Regulations

Exxon Mobil Issues Measures for Greenhouse Gas Reductions

05/24/2018 - By 2020, the company’s new measures aim to reduce methane emissions by 15 % and flaring by 25 %. The firm also intends to improve its industry-leading energy efficiency in refining and chemical manufacturing facilities. read...

Mitsui Chemicals’ JV to Set Up New Production Facilities for Mostron-L GFPP

Japan: Polymers

Mitsui Chemicals’ JV to Set Up New Production Facilities for Mostron-L GFPP

05/24/2018 - With the increasing demand for fiber-reinforced resins, the company plans to introduce its new product Mostron-L and is in the process of expanding its production. read...

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