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Air Liquide Commissions Three New Biomethane Production Units

France: Biomethane Production

Air Liquide Commissions Three New Biomethane Production Units

04/23/2018 - Since the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the United States, in France, and in the United Kingdom. With these units, the company has doubled its biomethane production capacity, which now stands at 60 MW, the equivalent of 500 GWh for a full year of production read...

CB&I Has Been Awarded First Contract from China's Petrochemical Industry

China: Entering the Chinese Market

CB&I Has Been Awarded First Contract from China's Petrochemical Industry

04/23/2018 - CB&I has been awarded an ethylene technology contract by Lianyungang Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical. The engineering contractor's scope of work includes a process design package, heater engineering and technology license for two ethylene plants with a capacity of 1,25 kta each at Lianyungang's petrochemical facility in Jiangsu Province, China read...

Akzo Nobel and Inoes Sign Co-Operation Agreement

Germany/The Netherlands: Biodegradable Chelates

Akzo Nobel and Inoes Sign Co-Operation Agreement

04/23/2018 - Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals and Ineos Nitriles have signed a long-term co-operation agreement that will allow Akzo Nobel to expand its production of biodegradable chelates, used in detergents and other industries, utilizing one of Ineos Nitriles' chemical products. read...

Meeting Place for Fine and Speciality Chemicals

Germany: Chemspec Europe in Cologne

Meeting Place for Fine and Speciality Chemicals

04/22/2018 - From June 20 to 21, 2018 Chemspec Europe will bring together experts from the fine and speciality chemicals business. Purchasing, sourcing, R&D and process management professionals have the opportunity to get hold of innovative solutions, products and services. read...

Thyssenkrupp Advances Digital Transformation

Germany: Digitalization of Materials Business

Thyssenkrupp Advances Digital Transformation

04/22/2018 - The Thyssenkrupp Group’s materials business is digitizing its entire range and consolidating it in what the company describes as the world’s biggest virtual warehouse. read...

Petrobras Receives Bids for Natural Gas Pipeline Network

Brazil: Divestment Strategy

Petrobras Receives Bids for Natural Gas Pipeline Network

04/22/2018 - Petrobras has received three bids for a natural gas pipeline network as part of a wider push to raise cash through divestments, said people with knowledge of the matter. read...

Evonik Opens Research Hub in Singapore

Germany/Singapore: Research and Development

Evonik Opens Research Hub in Singapore

04/22/2018 - Germany-based specialty chemicals company Evonik opened its first research hub for resource efficiency topics in Singapore, focussing on research into the areas of functional surfaces and additive manufacturing. read...

Possible Implications of Tariffs Imposed by China and the US for the Chemicals Market

Trade Dispute

Possible Implications of Tariffs Imposed by China and the US for the Chemicals Market

04/20/2018 - IHS Markit has analyzed the potential implications of the Chinese tariffs on the US and global petrochemical and plastics industries. Escalations in the trade dispute between China and the US have driven both countries to respond with tariffs that could derail a global economic boom that has benefited the global petrochemical industry. read...

Concho Resources to Take Over RSP Permian in All-Stock Transaction

USA: Oil and Gas Acquisition

Concho Resources to Take Over RSP Permian in All-Stock Transaction

04/20/2018 - The acquisition will add 92,000 net acres to Concho’s existing acreage in the Permian Basin. Also, the transaction has established one of the largest unconventional shale producers in the region. read...

BASF Announces Management Changes

Company Strategy

BASF Announces Management Changes

04/20/2018 - Dr. Stefan Blank, Dr. Andrea Frenzel, Ralph Schweens and Manfredo Rübens have been appointed in their new roles. read...

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