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Metallurgical Process Route to Provide Supply Security for European Renewable Energy Industry

Germany: Lithium from Unconventional Sources

Metallurgical Process Route to Provide Supply Security for European Renewable Energy Industry

02/18/2019 - Lithium Australia's use of mine waste to produce lithium-ion batteries formed the basis of a recently completed processing evaluation for the company's Sadisdorf lithium/tin project in Saxony, Germany. That evaluation contemplated the production of high-performance cathode powders from mica recovered from tin-mining operations there. read...

Fluor Wins EPCM Contract for Valvoline’s Maiden Lubricants Facility

China: Engineering

Fluor Wins EPCM Contract for Valvoline’s Maiden Lubricants Facility

02/18/2019 - The 80,000-square-meter plant is Valvoline’s first plant in China and is expected to produce more than 30 million gallons of finished lubricants and coolants annually for passenger cars and heavy duty vehicles. read...

Sanjiv Lal is New Managing Director and CEO of Rallis India

India: Management Change

Sanjiv Lal is New Managing Director and CEO of Rallis India

02/18/2019 - Lal currently occupies the chief operating officer post at Tata Chemicals and has over 35 years of rich and varied experience across Hindustan Lever and Tata Chemicals. read...

Shell to Acquire Smart Energy Service Provider Sonnen

Germany: Energy

Shell to Acquire Smart Energy Service Provider Sonnen

02/18/2019 - With this move, Shell intends to offer more choices to customers seeking cleaner energy. This will also enhance the ability of the two companies to offer electric vehicle charging solutions, and the provision of grid services that are based on sonnen’s virtual battery pool. read...

Evonik Doubles Venture Capital for Disruptive Technologies

Germany: Fund of $ 170 Million

Evonik Doubles Venture Capital for Disruptive Technologies

02/17/2019 - Evonik has launched its second venture capital fund with a volume of $ 170 million, more than doubling the amount under management to $ 282 million. The new fund is intended to help secure access to disruptive technologies and innovative business models as well as supporting the company’s digital transformation and enabling early identification of potential technology acquisition targets. read...

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...

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