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September 25, 2014
LG Chem (Seoul, South Korea; www.lgchem.com) has successfully delivered and commissioned the largest battery system installed in North America, a 32 MWh battery energy storage system in Tehachapi, Calif. On May 2013, Southern California Edison (SCE) selected LG Chem to deliver the turnkey 8 MW/32 MWh energy storage system for the Tehachapi Energy Storage Project (TSP), funded by SCE and the Department of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/North-Americas-largest-battery-grid-storage-installation-commissioned-by-LG-Chem_12251.html
September 25, 2014
Biofeedstock company Proterro (Ewing, N.J.; www.proterro.com) and Bunge Global Innovation, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of global agribusiness and food company Bunge Limited (White Plains, N.Y.; www.bunge.com), will conduct a pilot study of Proterro’s sucrose-production technology in Brazil. Under a joint development agreement, a pilot plant is being commissioned at Bunge’s...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Bunge-and-Proterro-to-commission-pilot-plant-for-sucrose-production_12252.html
September 24, 2014
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com) is making its Steam Active Reforming (STAR) process available to Formosa Plastics Corp. (FPC) for a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Texas. The PDH plant is to be built at the petrochemical complex in Point Comfort. The contract awarded to ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions includes licensing, basic...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-awarded-planning-contract-for-PDH-plant-in-Texas_12236.html
September 23, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has signed a contract with Norilsk Nickel for the delivery of minerals processing technology and equipment to the Bystrinskoe copper concentrator in the Chita Region...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-to-deliver-minerals-processing-technology-to-Norilsk-Nickel-in-Russia_12210.html
September 23, 2014
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), and released today, continued to see an easing of growth this month, with a 0.1 percent gain over August as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). Growth for the third quarter stands at an average monthly gain of 0.2 percent compared to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Pace-of-growth-slows-for-leading-economic-indicator-for-second-consecutive-month-ACC-says_12211.html
September 23, 2014
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) was awarded an engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction contract by Fort Hills Energy L.P. for the utilities scope of the Fort Hills oil sands mining project. The project is located about 90 km north of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Fluor booked the contract for $1.3 billion in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Fluor-secures-Canadian-oil-sands-contract_12235.html
September 22, 2014
On September 15, Sulzer Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzer.com) agreed to acquire Advanced Separation Company B.V. (ASCOM) and ProLabNL B.V., (both Arnhem, the Netherlands). These acquisitions expand the offering of the division Sulzer Chemtech for gas-liquid and liquid-liquid separation technologies and position it as a major player in the market. ASCOM’s portfolio covers gas-liquid...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Sulzer-strengthens-its-position-in-the-oil-and-gas-market_12206.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany; www.merckgroup.com) Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis, Mo.; www.sigma-aldrich.com) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Merck will acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17.0 billion (€13.1 billion), establishing one of the leading players in the $130 billion global life science industry. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sigma-Aldrich for $140 per share in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Merck-KGaA-to-acquire-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_12208.html
September 22, 2014
Siemens AG (Munich, Germany; www.siemens.com) executes on its Vision 2020 with a decisive move to strengthen its core. The company has entered into an agreement with Dresser-Rand (Houston), which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Dresser-Rand by way of a friendly takeover bid. Siemens’ bid is unanimously supported by...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Siemens-to-acquire-Dresser-Rand-for-$7-6-billion_12209.html
September 19, 2014
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS; Yokohama, Japan; www.mpshq.com) has received an order from ENEA Wytwarzanie S.A., a power producer in Poland, for two sets of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) deNOx system for installation at Units 1 and 2 of the company's Power Station in Kozienice. These high-performance systems reduce emissions of NOx (oxides of nitrogen) by more than 80%. They are scheduled to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/MHPS-receives-order-for-DeNOx-system-in-Poland_12202.html
September 19, 2014
Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.; www.eastman.com) has completed a previously announced capacity expansion of its Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizers at its manufacturing facility in Texas City, Tex. The expansion at the site increased the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Eastman-completes-plasticizer-capacity-expansion-in-Texas-City_12203.html
September 19, 2014
Both the U.S. and the Global Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI) rose in August, according to the latest Weekly Chemistry and Economic Report from the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com).   In the U.S., the CPRI rose 0.5% in August, the ACC report says, a gain that follows a 0.4% rise in July. “Chemical...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/U-S-and-Global-CPRI-expanded-in-August-ACC-says_12204.html
September 18, 2014
Johnson Matthey (London; www.matthey.com) has completed the purchase of the business and assets of Catacel Corp. (Ravenna, Ohio; www.catacel.com), an innovative supplier of novel technology centered on the use of metal foil-coated catalysts and sorbents to a range of process industries. Its products include high heat-transfer catalyst technology for hydrogen and syngas production and fuel-processing...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-catalyst-technology-supplier-Catacel_12199.html
September 18, 2014
Foster Wheeler AG (Zug, Switzerland, www.fwc.com) has announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has entered into a collaboration agreement with ZeoGas LLC (Houston; www.zeogas.com). In the first instance, Foster Wheeler will support ZeoGas’ final site selection and project planning towards the development of ZeoGas’ first fuels manufacturing plant, to be...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Foster-Wheeler-to-collaborate-with-ZeoGas-on-U-S-Gulf-Coast-plant_12200.html
September 17, 2014
AkzoNobel N.V. (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.akzonobel.com) and cleantech company Photanol (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.photanol.com) will work together on creating sustainable solar-based technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The aim is to produce "green" chemical building blocks that will eventually replace raw materials AkzoNobel currently obtains from fossil-based...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/AkzoNobel-and-Photanol-collaborate-on-green-chemicals-technology_12193.html
September 17, 2014
DuPont’s (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com) packaging division DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers has announced its intent to continue to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities to meet growing market demand. 

Plans include a series of investments totaling more than $100 million to be completed...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/DuPont-announces-plans-for-ethylene-copolymer-expansion-in-Texas_12195.html
September 17, 2014
Specialty chemical maker Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) today announced the inauguration of an important new extension to its production facility in Roha, southeast of Mumbai, India. The expansion doubles its capacity at the facility for pigments and pigment preparations. This higher output will...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Clariant-doubles-capacity-for-pigments-and-pigment-preparations-in-India_12198.html
September 16, 2014
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec.com) has opened a new office in Manila, the Philippines, as part of the company's expansion in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The new office was inaugurated by Stuart Sneyd, president of Outotec's APAC region, in the presence of customers, ministries and industry associations. The Philippines is ranked as the fifth most mineralized country in the world and has...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Outotec-opens-office-in-Manila_12188.html
September 16, 2014
Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs Oy (Porvoo, Finland; www.nestejacobs.com) and Borealis (Vienna, Austria; www.borealisgroup.com) have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs to deliver the EPCM (engineering, procurement...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Neste-Jacobs-to-implement-Borealis-steam-cracker-upgrade-in-Sweden_12189.html
September 15, 2014
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD; Paris; www.oecd.org) released its global composite leading indicator (CLI) for July, and the data “point to stable growth momentum in most major economies,” according to the latest Weekly...
http://www.chemengonline.com/only_on_che/latest_news/Global-leading-economic-indicator-points-to-stable-growth-ACC-report-says_12187.html
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