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May 29, 2013
Today, Nucelis Inc. (San Diego, Calif.; officially commissioned its first, state-of-the-art fermentation facility. The new pilot plant was custom-designed and fabricated to enable Nucelis to run virtually any fermentation process. “This facility will allow us and our partners to very efficiently and accurately test our production processes, and gives us the unique ability to take our...
May 28, 2013
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has formed a joint venture with chemical company JSC KuibyshevAzot to build and operate a large ammonia plant at the Togliatti site in Russia’s Samara region. Both partners signed an agreement to this effect on 27 May...
May 28, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; has been awarded a significant contract comprising technology, engineering services and supply of core equipment for Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. — Takreer's new coke-calcination unit. This new unit is part of the carbon black & delayed coker project...
May 24, 2013
Air Liquide (Paris, France; has signed a long-term contract with Fujian Shenyuan New Materials Co. (Fujian Shenyuan) to supply industrial gases for its caprolactam production project located in Lianjiang Kemen Economic & Development Zone, Fujian Province, South-East of China. Under the terms of the contract, Air Liquide will invest in an industrial gases complex of eight units...
May 23, 2013
WorleyParsons Ltd. (North Sydney, Australia; has signed a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) with Celanese Corp. (Dallas, Tex.; for the development of the Celanese Methanol project in Clear Lake, Texas. The estimated revenue to...
May 22, 2013
Ineos Nitriles ( and Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Group Corp. ( have today signed a non-binding Heads of Terms, setting out their intention to establish a 50/50 joint venture (JV), to build and operate a world scale acrylonitrile plant to be located in Tianjin, China. It is expected that the plant, which will be designed using the latest Ineos process and catalyst technology...
May 22, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has agreed with Russian Copper Co. on the design and delivery of a new copper concentrator for the first stage of the Tominsky project in the Chelyabinsk region in Russia. The total value of the contracts exceed €50...
May 21, 2013
Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kan.; has completed and successfully commissioned the boil-off gas reliquefaction project at the site of Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG’s receipt terminal in Hackberry, La. The project uses Black & Veatch’s Prico technology to liquefy LNG storage tank boil-off gas. Black & Veatch provided services...
May 20, 2013
Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; has opened an office in Brazil to better service its customers in the Brazilian market in the field of products and services for separation, reaction and mixing technology. The new office in Vinhedo near Campinas (Sao Paulo) offers both technical and commercial functions, bringing the advanced solutions in the fields of process and separation...
May 17, 2013
Lewa-Nikkiso America, Inc. (Holliston, Mass.; has recently acquired Integrated Process Technologies, Inc. (IPT), a Massachusetts-based company specializing in the engineering, design, and manufacture of high-purity process systems. IPT has a proven track record of delivering design-build projects for the pharmacutical and biotechnology markets with...
May 17, 2013
Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France; has entered into a technology alliance with HTI, a subsidiary of Headwaters Inc (South Jordan, Utah; The purpose of the alliance is to promote the combined use of Axens' and HTI's technologies to produce clean liquid fuels from residual (“bottom-of-the-barrel”) heavy oil. The alliance enables the companies to offer HTI’s...
May 17, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; and Global Oil Shale Group Plc. (London, U.K.; have agreed on collaboration in the development of a commercial-scale concentration process for kerogen, a mixture of organic material contained in surface mineable oil shale deposits. The parties will initially focus on Global Oil Shale's existing oil shale resources, such as a 2.18 billion...
May 16, 2013
Technip (Paris, France; was awarded by NOVA Chemicals Corp. the detail engineering, and procurement services contract for the Polyethylene (PE) 1 expansion project located at their Joffre site near Red Deer in Alberta, Canada. The project includes the installation of a...
May 16, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, has been selected to provide technology for the world’s largest on-purpose propylene production facility, located on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC will use UOP’s C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a key ingredient in the production of materials such as nylon, films and...
May 15, 2013
With three separate transactions, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany: has strengthened its technology footprint in industrial enzymes, one of BASF’s identified growth fields: BASF has completed the acquisition of Henkel’s detergents enzyme technology. Additionally, BASF has entered into a research and license agreement with the global biotechnology company Dyadic International, Inc...
May 13, 2013
Technology, engineering and project management company Neste Jacobs Oy (Espoo, Finland; and energy company Global Oil Shale Group PLC (GOS; Jersey, U.K.; have signed a Strategic Oil Shale Development and Engineering Agreement to collaborate in oil shale processing and plant design for converting oil shale into liquid fuel and gas as well as any upgrading...
May 13, 2013
With 418 exhibitors, AchemAsia has opened in Beijing on Monday morning. Until Thursday, companies from 23 countries present on 6,500 m² the latest for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry as well as related sectors. The exhibition covers everything from laboratory equipment via apparatus, plant engineering and process engineering to packaging machinery. The accompanying conference is built up from...
May 13, 2013
Lanxess AG (Leverkusen, Germany: is focusing on the megatrend of mobility also in Brazil. In Porto Feliz, the specialty chemicals company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Rhein Chemie has opened a new facility for high-performance bladders (curing bladders), which are used in the production of tires. It has an annual capacity of about 170,000 bladders. In 2014, a new facility to manufacture...
May 10, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; plans to begin production of 1,4-butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using the patented process of Genomatica (San Diego, Calif.; The one-step fermentation process is based on sugars as a renewable feedstock. The companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the agreement. The license agreement allows BASF...
May 10, 2013
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; has started basic engineering for a production plant for precipitated silica in Brazil. Subject to the approval of the responsible bodies, Evonik aims to complete the plant in the year 2015 to market precipitated silica in the South America region from local production. The planned facility in Americana, with an investment level in the middle...
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