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December 6, 2007
Dynamotive Energy Systems Corp., and its subsidiary, Dynamotive USA, Inc., announced plans to build a $24-million, commercial, industrial-scale biofuel plant in Willow Springs, Mo. — the first of its kind in the U.S., according to the firm. The announcement comes just weeks after similar statements by the company and another subsidiary, Dynamotive Latinoamericana S.A., which disclosed plans for two...
http://www.che.com/news/$24-million-investment-planned-for-commercial-biofuel-in-Midwestern-U-S-_3534.html
November 15, 2007
China will likely achieve and may even exceed its target to obtain 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020, according to a new report released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). If China's commitment to diversifying its energy supply and becoming a global leader in renewables manufacturing persists, renewable energy could provide over 30% of the nation's energy by 2050. That is the major...
http://www.che.com/news/China-on-Pace-to-Become-Global-Leader-in-Renewable-Energy_3482.html
November 15, 2007
The globalization of the economy is making the world a smaller place and leading businesses — the chemical process industries (CPI) included — to source, produce and sell material in foreign lands. Politics aside, the trend has the potential to wreak havoc on the supply chain, logistics and transportation operations of chemical corporations unless strategies that increase collaboration and...
http://www.che.com/news/Its-a-Small-World_3493.html
November 15, 2007
Better control of baghouses and cartridge-type dust collectors can pay dividends in energy savings, longer filter life and effort spent in tracking environmental compliance. That’s the message from Richard Kapcha, a control specialist with MikroPul (Charlotte, N.C.), which manufactures a wide range of dust collection equipment. “Until the early 1990s we were supplying baghouses with cleaning...
http://www.che.com/news/Keep-Control-of-Your-Dust_3494.html
November 15, 2007
Technology to copolymerize carbon dioxide and propylene oxide (PO) was first discovered in 1960s, but has not been commercialized due to the formation of cyclic propylene carbonate (CPC) by a “back-biting” reaction, which leads to the formation of unstable, low-molecular-weight copolymers. This limitation has essentially been eliminated, thanks to a new catalyst developed by Professor Kyoko...
http://www.che.com/news/This-catalyst-may-open-the-door-to-green-copolymer-of-CO2_3500.html
November 15, 2007
In the chemical process industries (CPI), multiphase flow regimes in reactors, bubble columns, pipework and elsewhere in plants determine process efficiencies and safety. As a result, a considerable number of intrusive and non-intrusive techniques have been developed to recognize phase fractions. However, such techniques are very expensive and complex (such as tomography) or provide only localized...
http://www.che.com/news/A-fast-way-to-measure-phase-fractions-in-multiphase-flow_3501.html
November 15, 2007
Last month at Weftec.07, the Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference in San Diego, Nihon Genryo Co., Ltd. (Kanagawa, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6901-534) launched for the first time to the North American market its Saito Tank, a granular water filtration system that never requires filter media replacement. Since...
http://www.che.com/news/Japanese-water-treatment-filter-enters-U-S-market-boasting-no-need-to-replace-granular-filter-media-ever_3502.html
November 15, 2007
Last month at the BioProcess International Conference (Boston, Mass.; October 1–3), Novasep Process (Boothwyn, Pa.; edlinks.che.com/6901-533) launched a new technology for downstream processing of biologicals. BioSC (Biopharmaceutical Sequential Chromatography) uses a process known as sequential multi-column continuous chromatography (SMCC), which improves throughput and stationary phase productivity...
http://www.che.com/news/Slash-downstream-processing-costs-for-producing-biologicals-with-this-new-chromatography-technology_3503.html
November 15, 2007
Within five years, four large power plants in Europe will be outfitted — for testing at the pilot scale — with energy-efficient CO2-filtering membranes that are being developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU; Trondheim; edlinks.che.com/6901-531). Professor May-Britt Hägg, head of the membrane research group (MEMFO) at NTNU’s chemical engineering...
http://www.che.com/news/This-membrane-could-reduce-the-carbon-footprint-for-combustion-power-plants_3504.html
November 15, 2007
A plasma-based waste-treatment process will be installed in Dow Corning Corp.’s silicon-products-manufacturing plant in Midland, Mich., where it will recycle chemical wastes, help lower the site’s consumption of natural gas by 400-billion Btu/yr and help reduce the plant’s total emissions by 75%. The installation will mark the first use of the technology in a chemical process plant, says...
http://www.che.com/news/Plasma-gasification-process-will-recycle-chlorine-wastes-and-produce-syngas_3505.html
November 15, 2007
A molecular testing method that attains a viable count of microbial organisms in as little as 4 h compared to the typical 3–14...
http://www.che.com/news/Microbial-testing_3506.html
November 15, 2007
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; edlinks.che.com/6901-543) is acquiring a 20% stake in Li-Tec Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG (Kamenz, Germany). With its participation in Li-Tec, Evonik...
http://www.che.com/news/Li-ion-batteries_3507.html
November 15, 2007
Last month, UC Rusal (Moscow, Russia; edlinks.che.com/ 6901-542) signed an agreement with the government of Russia's Saratov region for the...
http://www.che.com/news/Metals-complex_3508.html
November 15, 2007
American Electric Power (AEP, Columbus, Ohio; edlinks.che.com/6901-541) has agreed to cut its emissions of air pollutants by 813,000 ton/yr at an estimated cost of more than $4.6 billion in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, Washington D.C.) and the U.S. Department of Justice. The...
http://www.che.com/news/EPA-settlement_3509.html
November 15, 2007
Global revenues for suppliers of air-pollution-control systems, services, consumables and components will reach...
http://www.che.com/news/Air-pollution-control_3510.html
November 15, 2007
Rabigh Refining & Petrochemical Co., a 50:50 joint venture of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Dhahran, both Saudi Arabia) and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan; edlinks.che.com/6901-537), is constructing a new plant to produce 200,000 m.t./yr of propylene oxide (PO). When the plant starts up next year, it will be the second commercial plant to use a byproduct-free process...
http://www.che.com/news/A-second-major-plant-for-a-new-PO-process_3511.html
November 15, 2007
A new process to produce titanium, called the TiRO process, has been developed by a team from CSIRO (Melbourne, Australia; edlinks.che.com/6901-538) through its Light Metals Flagship. The process is said to halve the cost of producing titanium metal components by: 1) Replacing the conventional Kroll-batch process with a more continuous process based on fluidized-bed (FB) technology; and 2) Using Ti’s...
http://www.che.com/news/A-less-expensive-way-to-produce-titanium_3512.html
November 15, 2007
The latest issues of the J. of Separation Sci. and the J. of Colloid Interface Sci. report on a new material, nanostructured silica, which can be functionalized to extract heavy metals (HMs), such as mercury, lead, cadmium and...
http://www.che.com/news/Extracting-HMs_3513.html
November 15, 2007
A program to develop ionic liquids and formulations to improve the performance and efficiency of solar cells has been initiated by BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and G24 Innovations, Ltd...
http://www.che.com/news/Solar-cells_3514.html
November 7, 2007
Late last week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), a critical element of its chemical security efforts. The appendix contains a list of chemicals that, if possessed by a facility in a specified quantity, trigger a requirement to complete and submit an easy-to-use, online consequence assessment tool called a Top-Screen...
http://www.che.com/news/U-S-DHS-Publishes-Chemicals-of-Interest-List-for-Anti-Terrorism-Standards_3463.html
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