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Aemetis Increases Capacity of Indian Biodiesel Plant to 165,000 Metric Tonnes

India: 5 % Biodiesel Target

Aemetis Increases Capacity of Indian Biodiesel Plant to 165,000 Metric Tonnes

14/01/2019 - Aemetis announced that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has completed a two-year upgrade of the Kakinada biodiesel and glycerin plant in India. The upgrades to the Kakinada plant included installation of a pre-treatment unit to process lower-cost and waste feedstock into oil and the expansion of boiler and other utility capacities. read...

Metso Begins Construction of New Valve Technology Center

China: Groundbreaking Ceremony

Metso Begins Construction of New Valve Technology Center

14/01/2019 - The groundbreaking ceremony for Metso's new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, Chinaplant took place recently. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020 and will serve the local and global markets. read...

Nouryon Launches Third Edition of Imagine Chemistry Challenge

The Netherlands: Innovation in Chemistry

Nouryon Launches Third Edition of Imagine Chemistry Challenge

14/01/2019 - Nouryon has officially launched the third edition of its Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge. With this program, the company invites startups, scale-ups, university spin-outs, and other potential partners to tackle chemistry-related challenges and uncover new ways to create value for customers. read...

Thermal Beneficiation Technology Improves Quality of Fly Ash Production

USA: Fly Ash for Concrete Production

Thermal Beneficiation Technology Improves Quality of Fly Ash Production

13/01/2019 - Charah Solutions, a provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, has installed its proprietary fly ash beneficiation technology at the company’s Sulphur terminal to improve the quality of fly ash and to increase its supply of marketable fly ash to concrete producers in the USA. read...

Akzo Nobel Announces its

The Netherlands: Paints and Coatings

Akzo Nobel Announces its "Paint the Future" Startup Challenge

11/01/2019 - Calling all startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators, Akzo Nobel started the first edition of its "Paint the Future - the startup challenge" to discover new and revolutionary solutions that are intended accelerate innovation in the world of paints and coatings. read...

New Catalysis Concept Obtains Polyester from Castor Oil

Germany: Green Chemistry

New Catalysis Concept Obtains Polyester from Castor Oil

11/01/2019 - Researchers at the University of Konstanz presented a new way of obtaining polyester from fats and oils, more specifically, from castor oil. A well-known and chemically established building block that can be obtained from castor oil is Undecenol. read...

Sun European Partners Sells Shares in Elix Polymers to Sinochem

Spain: Production of ABS Polymers

Sun European Partners Sells Shares in Elix Polymers to Sinochem

11/01/2019 - One of Sun European Partners' subsidiaries has completed the sale of its stake in Elix Polymers, a European producer of ABS polymers (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) and derivatives, to Sinochem International for $ 224 million. read...

Thyssen Krupp Awarded EPC Contract for Coke Oven Battery at Brazilian Steel Mill

Brazil: Improved Environmental Performance

Thyssen Krupp Awarded EPC Contract for Coke Oven Battery at Brazilian Steel Mill

11/01/2019 - Thyssen Krupp through has recently won a contract from Arcelor Mittal to supply a new coke battery for the Tubarão steel plant, located in the Espirito Santo state in southeastern Brazil. The new coke battery will replace an existing one thus ensuring the production of 600,000 tons of coke per year. read...

BASF to Invest 10 Billion Dollars in New Verbund-Site Located in Zhanjiang

Investment in Growth Market

BASF to Invest 10 Billion Dollars in New Verbund-Site Located in Zhanjiang

11/01/2019 - Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE, and Lin Shaochun, Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, signed a Framework Agreement in Ludwigshafen setting out further details of BASF’s plan to establish a new smart Verbund site in Guangdong, China. The total investment is estimated to reach up to $ 10 billion and will be implemented in phases. read...

Ineos to Establish 100 KT Capacity ASA Plant in Texas

USA: Polymers

Ineos to Establish 100 KT Capacity ASA Plant in Texas

09/01/2019 - With this project, Ineos Styrolution aims at expanding its ASA and ABS production capacity in North America. It will also strengthen the company’s position as the only global producer with ASA production capacity in the Americas. read...

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