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April 29, 2013
Illa International LLC (ILLA; Long Grove, Ill.; www.illallc.com) and Neste Jacobs Oy (Porvoo, Finland; www.nestejacobs.com) have agreed to develop a combined offering in phenol and acetone production technologies, engineering and project services. Together, the companies intend to offer petrochemical companies an integrated, cost-competitive "one-stop-shop" approach for the purposes of revamping...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Illa-International-and-Neste-Jacobs-to-co-operate-in-the-phenol-process-business_10509.html
April 26, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Stittard, the Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com), the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (www.mairetecnimont.com), has signed a contract with First Global Company for revamping the urea plant of State Company for...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Stamicarbon-to-revamp-NFC-urea-plant-in-Iraq_10507.html
April 26, 2013
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (US CPRI) slipped by 0.1% in March, following a revised 0.4% gain in February, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   In its latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report, ACC said chemical production rose in March for the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and West regions, but...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-CPRI-slips-in-March-ACC-says_10508.html
April 25, 2013
Sulzer Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzer.com) has been awarded a contract for the delivery of a production plant based on Sulzer's proprietary polylactic acid (PLA) technology (for more process details, see Chem. Eng., March 2012; www.che.com/chementator/9161.html). The facility, with a capacity of more than 10,000 ton/yr, will produce high...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sulzer-awarded-contract-for-biopolymer-production-Plant-in-Asia_10501.html
April 25, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has signed a contract with various Industrias Peñoles' mines ("Grupo Peñoles") for the delivery of grinding mills and filters for three new concentrators to be built in Mexico in the next years. The contract value is approximately EUR 30 million, and the order has been booked in Outotec's first quarter 2013 order intake. Outotec's scope...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-to-deliver-concentrator-technology-to-Mexico_10502.html
April 25, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) and Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; www.petronaschemicals.com) intend to invest $500 million (MYR 1.5 billion) in an integrated aroma-ingredients project at their existing joint venture site BASF Petronas Chemicals in Gebeng, Kuantan. With this investment, the partners will help meet the globally growing demands of customers in the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/BASF-and-Petronas-Chemicals-Group-to-build-an-integrated-aroma-ingredients-complex-in-Malaysia_10503.html
April 25, 2013
Despite headlines to the contrary, the U.S. economy remains in a state of slow growth, according to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released this week. The economic indicator, shown to lead U.S. business cycles by an average of eight months, increased 0.2% over March on a three-month moving-average (3MMA) basis...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/CAB-leading-economic-indicator-shows-9th-consecutive-monthly-gain-in-April_10505.html
April 25, 2013
U.S. transactions led merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the chemicals industry in the first quarter of 2013, driving almost 45% of the total deal value as companies focused on domestic growth, according to PwC US (PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC; New York; www.pwc.com/us). In the first three months of 2013, there were six U.S. deals worth $50 million or more, with a total value of $2.4 billion, out...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-transactions-drive-Q1-deal-value-in-chemicals-M-and-A-PwC-says_10506.html
April 24, 2013
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (Augsburg, Germany; www.man.eu) has been awarded the contract for a major project to construct eleven turbomachinery trains in China. The contract value is in excess of €125 million. The site of the project is Yinchuan in the Ningxia region where air separation units (ASUs) are being built under the management of Linde and Hangyang for one of the world’s largest...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/MAN-supplies-compressor-technology-for-a-major-CTL-project-in-China_10498.html
April 24, 2013
Rennovia, Inc. (Menlo Park, Calif.; www.rennovia.com), announced at the PCI 6th American Nylon Symposium that it has successfully demonstrated production of hexamethylenediamine (HMD) from widely available, renewable feedstocks. Coupled with Rennovia’s previously announced renewable adipic acid, this enables for the first time the production of 100% bio-based nylon-6,6 from monomers derived from...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Rennovia-launches-HMD-as-next-product-enabling-100-percent-bio-based-nylon-66_10499.html
April 23, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that it was selected by Crosstex Processing Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Crosstex Energy, L.P., to provide technology and equipment to extract valuable petrochemical feedstocks from natural gas liquids (NGLs) derived from shale gas. UOP will build and install its Russell fractionation equipment that is designed to...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/UOP-fractionation-technology-selected-for-C2C3-extraction-from-NGLs_10497.html
April 22, 2013
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department (DOE; Washington, D.C.; www.energy.gov) today announced nearly $18 million in four innovative pilot-scale biorefineries in California, Iowa and Washington that will test renewable biofuels as a domestic alternative to power our cars, trucks, and planes that meet military specifications for jet fuel and...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Energy-Department-announces-new-innovative-projects-to-develop-advanced-drop-in-biofuels_10457.html
April 22, 2013
Praxair Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has entered into a long-term agreement with North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) to build, own and operate an air separation facility at NWR’s Sturgeon Refinery...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Praxair-to-supply-NWR-gasification-project-in-Canada_10458.html
April 19, 2013
Industrial production rose by 0.4% in March, according to data from the U.S. Federal Reserve Board (Washington, D.C.; www.federalreserve.gov) that was discussed in the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   The March industrial production...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Gas-and-utility-production-lead-industrial-output-gain-ACC-report-says_10438.html
April 19, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed a partnership agreement with the CEA (Commission for atomic energy and alternative energies in France) aiming to develop a second-generation biofuel-production pilot unit in France. As part of this partnership, the CEA will develop a chain of processes — on the Bure (Meuse) - Saudron (Haute-Marne) site, and in the CEA-Grenoble center —...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Liquide-to-develop-new-combustion-technology-for-2nd-generation-biofuels_10439.html
April 19, 2013
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) and Valero have successfully implemented Praxair’s new CONOx emissions-control technology at Valero’s petroleum refinery in Ardmore, Oklahoma. This technology has helped the refinery meet its fluid-catalytic cracking (FCC) unit oxides-of-nitrogen (NOx) reduction target without requiring a shutdown for installation. FCC units convert petroleum...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Praxair-and-Valero-successfully-implement-patented-CONOx-technology_10440.html
April 18, 2013
A new non-profit organization was launched this month to promote the responsible development and commercialization of graphene and graphene-enabled products. The Graphene Stakeholders Association (GSA; Buffalo, N.Y.; www.graphenestakeholders.org) is a 501(c)6 enterprise headquartered in Buffalo, NY. The GSA's founders include Keith Blakely, a 35 year veteran of the advanced materials and nanotechnology...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Graphene-stakeholders-association-formed_10435.html
April 18, 2013
Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Russia-based Gazprom Export LLC (www.gazpromexport.com) that confirms Air Products’ long-term plans to purchase helium from Gazprom. Gazprom intends to start development of its major natural gas resources in Eastern Siberia and plans to implement large-scale helium production from...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Air-Products-signs-MOU-with-Gazprom-for-Russian-helium-project_10436.html
April 18, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that China’s Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Co. has licensed Honeywell’s UOP advanced methanol-to-olefin (MTO) process to convert methanol from gasified coal into key plastics building blocks. It is the fourth licensing win for Honeywell’s UOP advanced MTO process technology. The technology allows petrochemical...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/UOP-wins-fourth-license-for-MTO-technology-in-China_10437.html
April 17, 2013
Praxair Bahrain, the Middle East-based subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) has announced the start-up of its first air separation unit (ASU) in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As part of the long-term contract, Praxair will supply oxygen, nitrogen and argon to United Steel Company (SULB) B.S.C. to support the company’s ongoing expansion efforts. Praxair’s plant has the...
http://www.che.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Praxair-starts-up-first-ASU-in-Bahrain_10431.html
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