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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...

Arkema Launches New Powder Coating Resins Facility

India: Manufacturing Plant

Arkema Launches New Powder Coating Resins Facility

02/13/2019 - 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...

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

02/10/2019 - 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...

Neste Engineering Performs Dynamic Simulation

Finland: Plant Operations

Neste Engineering Performs Dynamic Simulation

02/06/2019 - Carried out for Kiilto Oy’s production facility in Finland, the aim of the simulation was to understand the functioning of the facility's polymerising reactor in possible disturbances. read...

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Perspectives for the Plant Construction Kit: Modular Engineering between Skids and Package Units

Modular Engineering, Skids and Package Units

Perspectives for the Plant Construction Kit: Modular Engineering between Skids and Package Units

01/17/2019 - Skids, package units and flexible modules: The trends and facts in modular plant engineering – Flexible like a construction kit and powerful like a made-to-measure system: Modularisation has the potential to herald in a new era of plant construction. However, on the way there, there are not only technical hurdles to overcome — definitions are also being fought over. An status-report between PED, process skids and MTP. read...

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Exxon Mobil Awards EPC Contract for Beaumont Refinery to Technip FMC

USA: Refinery Expansion

Exxon Mobil Awards EPC Contract for Beaumont Refinery to Technip FMC

Technip FMC has been awarded a large reimbursable contract by Exxon Mobil for detailed engineering, procurement, and construction for the recently announced crude expansion project in Beaumont, Texas, USA. read...

Exxon Mobil to Develop Multi-Billion Dollar Integrated Gas-For-Power Project

Vietnam: Energy

Exxon Mobil to Develop Multi-Billion Dollar Integrated Gas-For-Power Project

The project aims to offer clean, reliable power as well as stimulate economic growth and improve living standards. The mega project will be carried out with the support of the firm’s JV partners – Petro Vietnam and Petro Vietnam Exploration Production Corporation. read...

Neste Constructs Greenfield Ammonia-Urea Fertiliser Plant for Socar

Azerbaijan: Fertilisers

Neste Constructs Greenfield Ammonia-Urea Fertiliser Plant for Socar

The plant has already begun production and aims to generate granulated urea fertiliser as its main product. With this plant, the new ammonia-urea complex is expected to produce 1,200 tonnes of ammonia and 2,000 tonnes of urea per day. read...

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