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June 26, 2013
Novozymes (Copenhagen, Denmark; www.novozymes.com), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TJ Technologies Inc. (Watertown, S.D.; www.tjtechnologiesinc.com). With annual revenue close to $15 million, TJ Technologies provides North American farmers with biological solutions designed to enhance plant growth, increase stress tolerance...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Novosymes-acquires-TJ-Technologies_10706.html
June 26, 2013
Enefit Outotec Technology (EOT; Frankfurt, Germany; www.enefit.com/eot), a joint venture (JV) of Estonia's energy group Enefit and Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com),a global leader in providing minerals and metals processing technology, has brought a pilot plant based on Enefit solid heat carrier process into operation in Frankfurt am Main, Germany that shall allow EOT to provide services for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Enefit-Outotec-Technology-commissions-a-shale-oil-pilot-plant-in-Frankfurt_10711.html
June 26, 2013
 UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com) a Honeywell company, says that its technology has been contracted by PNBV, a subsidiary of Petrobras, to supply UOP Separex membrane systems to process natural gas aboard four Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. The vessels will process natural gas extracted from Petrobras’ Lula pre-salt oil reserves, one of the largest and most...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UOP-technology-selected-by-Petrobras-for-natural-gas-processing-in-Brazil_10714.html
June 25, 2013
Borealis AG (Vienna, Aurstia; www.borealisgroup.com) has announced a major upgrading project at its production site in Porvoo, Finland. An investment of €65 million will serve to upgrade the Borstar PE2 plant technology to the third generation (3G), thereby extending the Borstar PE platform. This investment follows on the heels of one announced earlier this year, namely the €25-million investment...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Borealis-to-invest-&euro65-million-in-Porvoo-Borstar-PE-plant_10702.html
June 25, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany; www.lanxess.com) and Genomatica (San Diego, Calif.; www.genomatica.com) announce that Lanxess has run a production campaign of bio-based polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) in Lanxess’ world-scale production plant using 20 metric tons (m.t.) of bio-based BDO made with Genomatica’s commercially-proven process. This BDO fully complied with the demanding Lanxess...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/First-world-scale-production-of-bio-based-polybutylene-terephthalate_10703.html
June 25, 2013
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI; www.mhi.co.jp) and Sojitz Corp. (both Tokyo, Japan; www.sojitz.com) have received an order from PhosAgro-Cherepovets, a subsidiary of the Russian fertilizer producer PhosAgro, for a project to construct the largest ammonia plant in the Russian Federation. The order was won jointly with Renaissance Heavy Industries (RHI; Ankara, Turkey). The investment cost of this...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/MHI-Sojitz-and-RHI-to-build-large-scale-ammonia-plant-in-Russia_10709.html
June 24, 2013
Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) and its project partners (Andritz Carbona, Gas Technology Institute, Phillips 66 Company and UPM-Kymmene) have successfully completed the first production of gasoline from woody biomass in an integrated 20-bbl/d demonstration plant located near Chicago. This represents a key milestone because all the individual technology steps that have been...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Haldor-Topsøe-and-partners-reach-milestone-in-production-of-gasoline-from-biomass_10666.html
June 20, 2013
Praxair, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; www.praxair.com) says it will build its second air separation plant and extend its pipeline system in the Port of Antwerp, the second largest petrochemical enclave in the world after Houston. The new 1,300-ton/d plant will increase Praxair’s oxygen and nitrogen capacity in the port and expand its business with customers under long-term contracts, including agreements...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Praxair-to-increase-supply-and-extend-pipeline-system-in-the-Port-of-Antwerp_10635.html
June 20, 2013
CB&I (The Woodlands, Tex.; www.cbi.com) has been awarded two contracts with a combined value in excess of $40 million for an air-quality-control program for five existing coal-fired units. The units represent more than 4,000 MW of electric generating capacity. CB&I will provide turnkey engineering, procurement and construction for...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/CB-and-I-awarded-air-quality-control-contracts_10636.html
June 20, 2013
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany; www.sglgroup.com) and Samsung have established a strategic partnership for carbon fiber composite materials with the foundation of a marketing and sales joint venture (JV). The JV partners, Samsung Petrochemical and SGL Group, will each hold a 50% share. The primary objective of the cooperation is to develop new industrial and electronic applications with carbon composite...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/SGL-Group-and-Samsung-establish-JV-for-carbon-composites_10637.html
June 19, 2013
Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Mich., www.dow.com), has signed a license agreement with Qatar Petroleum/Qatar Petrochemical Company (QP/QAPCO), for Unipol Polypropylene Process Technology...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Unipol-technology-selected-for-Qatars-first-polypropylene-plant_10633.html
June 17, 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris, France; www.iea.org), the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels, Belgium; www.icca-chem.org) and Dechema e V. (Frankfurt am Main, Germany; www.dechema.de) jointly released today their new roadmap that explores how the chemical industry can further amplify catalysis and other related technology advances to boost energy efficiency in its...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/New-roadmap-explores-technologies-that-improve-chemical-industry-energy-use-emissions-intensity_10627.html
June 17, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed a new long term contract with LyondellBasell in the U.S. to provide steam, power, air gases and water to three LyondellBasell sites in the Bayport Industrial District in Pasadena, Texas. This agreement expands Air Liquide’s existing relationship with LyondellBasell, a longstanding global customer and one...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-makes-major-investment-in-Texas_10628.html
June 13, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded by Forest BtL Oy a contract, worth approximately €5 million, for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new second generation biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plant to be built on Ajos island, Finland. This plant will produce approximately 140,000 ton/yr of biodiesel and naphtha from...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Technip-awarded-FEED-contract-for-a-new-BTL-plant-in-Finland_10626.html
June 12, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands; www.stamicarbon.com), the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (www.mairetecnimont.com), has received two orders from Koch Nitrogen Co. (KNC) for a grass-roots urea melt and granulation plant in Enid, Oklahoma. The first of these orders covers the licensing, process design packages (PDPs) and associated services for the urea melt and granulation...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Koch-Nitrogen-selects-Stamicarbons-urea-technology-its-expansion-in-Enid_10620.html
June 12, 2013
How a nanoparticle behaves in the body is determined by the properties of the substance it consists of. The size of the particles is of secondary importance. If a biological effect is present, it can often be weakened by a technique known as functionalization. These are results of the NanoGEM (Nanostructured materials – Health, Exposure and Material Properties) project initiated by the Federal...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Further-research-on-effects-of-nanomaterials_10621.html
June 12, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer AG (Berlin, Germany and Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) has won a turnkey contract to build the world's first commercial-scale plant for production of Nofia, an inherently flame retard- ing polymer (polyphosphonate – PPhos) used as a blend component to impart flame retardancy to other host plastics, for the Belgian subsidiary of FRX Polymers, Inc...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-to-build-worlds-first-commercial-scale-plant-for-the-production-of-flame-retardant-Nofia-polymer_10622.html
June 12, 2013
Myriant Corp. (Quincy, Mass.; www.myriant.com) and Johnson Matthey - Davy Technologies (JM Davy; London, U.K.; www.davyprotech.com) announced today the successful production of bio-butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) made from Myriant’s bio-succinic acid. The qualification work was conducted at JM Davy’s facility at Teesside, England using bio-succinic acid supplied by Myriant and the JM...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Myriant-and-Johnson-Matthey-Davy-Technologies-produce-bio-based-butanediol_10623.html
June 12, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has signed an agreement to acquire Voltaix Inc., a U.S. based electronics materials company. The acquisition is expected to close later this summer, pending applicable regulatory approvals. Founded in 1986, Voltaix is a manufacturer of materials used in the production of semiconductor devices and advanced solar cells, with expertise and global stewardship in...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/Air-Liquide-to-acquire-Voltaix_10625.html
June 11, 2013
UPM (Helsinki, Finland; www.upm.com) and Renmatix, Inc. (King of Prussia, Pa.; www.renmatix.com), have entered into a non-exclusive joint-development agreement (JDA) in the area of biochemicals. Under terms of the JDA both companies will further develop Renmatix’s water-based Plantrose process to convert woody biomass into low-cost sugar intermediates for subsequent downstream processing into...
http://www.che.com/business_and_economics/plant_watch_mergers_and_bus_news/UPM-signs-joint-development-agreement-with-Renmatix-in-biochemicals_10619.html
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