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August 19, 2013
Panda Power Funds (Dallas, Tex.; has announced that it intends to build, own and operate an 859-MW combined-cycle power plant in an industrial-zoned area of Brandywine, Maryland. Once complete, the natural-gas-fueled generating station will be able to supply...
August 19, 2013
Citing data from the U.S. Federal Reserve (Washington, D.C.;, the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; said growth in chemical production has been “uneven over the past several quarters” in the U.S. in its latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report.    Overall, Federal Reserve...
August 19, 2013
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; announced today that it has started up a second nitrogen plant at its facility in Kirtland, New Mexico to support growing nitrogen demand in the San Juan basin...
August 16, 2013
Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.; and Kiewit (Omaha, Neb.; have completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work and pre-construction planning activities for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction Project. Located in Coos Bay, Ore., the facility will utilize Black & Veatch’s Prico LNG technology to produce up to 6 million ton/yr of liquefied natural gas...
August 14, 2013
Technip (Paris, France;, in consortium with its construction partner Performance Contractors Inc., was awarded a contract by the National Cooperative Refinery Assn. (NCRA). This contract covers supply of Technip’s proprietary reforming technology, as well as...
August 14, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; will supply a biomass-fired heating plant for district heating production to Elenia Lämpö in Turenki, Finland. The heating plant is scheduled to go on-stream in late 2014. The value of the...
August 14, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (The Woodlands, Tex; announced it received air permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for its planned ethane cracker and polyethylene units.  Additionally, Chevron Phillips Chemical received a greenhouse gas...
August 13, 2013
Johnson Matthey (London; has announced that their global Catalysis and Chiral Technologies technology business unit, JMCCT, which provides services in heterogeneous, homogeneous, chiral and biocatalytic technologies for customers in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and agrochemical industries, is...
August 12, 2013
Siemens Energy ( has received a contract from Indonesia to deliver a Zimpro wet-air-oxidation system. The technology will be part of the new Gundih gas processing plant where it will treat wastewater contaminated during the gas production process. The contract was awarded by a consortium consisting of PT Inti Karya Persada Tehnik and PT Adhi Karya (Persero) Tbk. As general contractors, both...
August 12, 2013
GranBio (São Paulo;, a Brazilian biotechnology company, and Rhodia, a Solvay Group (Brussels, Belgium; company, have signed an agreement to create a partnership to produce bio n-butanol. Bio n-butanol is made from sugar cane straw and bagasse, the same raw material that is used to manufacture second-generation ethanol and which is abundant in Brazil. Under the...
August 12, 2013
Invista (Wichita, Kan.; and Portuguese computational biology company SilicoLife have announced collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived processes...
August 9, 2013
Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; and Tasnee (, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Saudi Arabia, today announced the signing of an agreement to establish a masterbatches joint venture (JV) in Saudi Arabia. Within the framework of the agreement, through its 100% subsidiary Rowad National Plastic Company Ltd. (, Tasnee will acquire a 40% stake...
August 9, 2013
Edwards Group Ltd.  (Crawley, U.K.;, a leading manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products and abatement systems and a global provider of related value-added services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business and certain assets of Gamma Vacuum, a market leader in the...
August 8, 2013
Endress+Hauser (Reinach BL, Switzerland; is manufacturing more and more flowmeters in Suzhou, China, with the principal growth drivers being water and wastewater industry. Endress+Hauser Flowtec, global leader in flow measurement technology, has reacted by enlarging its plant in the east of the People’s Republic. The extension work was recently completed after getting underway in...
August 8, 2013
Nanostart AG’s ItN Nanovation AG (Saarbrücken, Germany; has bindingly received via its local agent Juffali Chemical Products Co. two big orders for ItN flat membrane filters (CFM Systems) for a total of more than €4,5 million. The orders, which are provided in written form, are for the replacement of the previously used polymer membranes of two notable international...
August 8, 2013
The specialty chemicals group Altana (Wesel, Germany; has acquired the specialty coatings business of Henkel. The products are sold under the brand names MiraFoil and Miracure and are mainly supplied to the packaging industry in North America. The business generated sales of around $15 million in 2012. Within the Altana group the business will be integrated into Actega Kelstar Inc. in the...
August 8, 2013
The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) will be utilizing ammonia technology from ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; in its new ammonia plant Ma’aden II, being built near the port of Ras al Khair in the Arabian Gulf. As a sub-contractor to Daelim, ThyssenKrupp Uhde’s scope includes the license, engineering planning, and supply of key equipment. The...
August 8, 2013
Praj Industries (Pune, India;, a process solutions company for bioethanol, alcohol and brewery, water and wastewater and critical process equipment has broken ground on...
August 8, 2013
Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo; has announced that it will build a thermal power plant fueled by woody biomass and palm kernel shells on the site of its former Ohgimachi plant at the Keihin refinery complex in Kawasaki City, Japan. This plant, coupled...
August 8, 2013
Albemarle Corporation (Baton Rouge, La.; successfully started up a new catalyst manufacturing plant at its facility in Yeosu, South Korea.  The plant will produce...
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