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February 28, 2013
On the way to the production of environment-friendly fuels from biomass residue, the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany;, in cooperation with the technology partner Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions, has realized another important milestone: the second process stage of the bioliq pilot plant is ready — today, the complex high-pressure, entrained-flow...
February 27, 2013
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; will open a new Research and Development Laboratory and an Application Technology Center for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan. The facilities will be fully operational by the end of 2013. The laboratory will focus on researching electrolytes and electrode materials for high-performance batteries as part of BASF’s global R&D network. The...
February 27, 2013
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; has been awarded a contract to build an ammonia plant for PT Panca Amara Utama (PAU), a subsidiary of PT. Surya Esa Perkasa Tbk. (SEP), one of Indonesia’s leading LPG producing companies. The project involves construction of Ammonia Plant & related utility facilities for a 2,000-ton/d plant in Luwuk, Central Sulawesi. The contract...
February 27, 2013
Passavant-Geiger GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bilfinger SE (Aarbergen, Germany;, has acquired Johnson Screens, a global leader in screening products for water infrastructure, wastewater treatment, hydrocarbon processing and general filtration. Combining the competencies and resources of these two companies, each of which has a long and storied tradition, will create a global leader...
February 26, 2013
Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, The Netherlands;, the Licensing and IP Center of Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy;, , has signed two contracts for a new urea plant with Jiangsu Linggu Chemical Industry Co. in the People’s Republic of...
February 26, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, today announced a new, advanced membrane element designed to increase natural gas processing capacity, compared with existing technology, allowing producers to capture higher revenue and reduce costs. The Separex Flux+ is a drop-in replacement for the membrane elements in existing Separex membrane systems. Separex Flux+ increases the...
February 26, 2013
ABB (Baden, Switzerland; recently completed commissioning of the integrated electrification and automation system for the first process line of Northland Resources’ Kaunisvaara iron-ore concentrator plant. The site is located approximately 100 km north of the Arctic Circle, in Sweden. The initial orders were awarded in the first quarter of 2012 by Metso Minerals and Northland Resources...
February 22, 2013
Grupo Idesa S.A de C.V. (Mexico) and CyPlus GmbH (Germany), a 100% subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; are close to signing a joint venture (JV) agreement for the construction of a sodium cyanide plant in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Equipped with Evonik’s state-of-the-art technologies and with a...
February 21, 2013
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, announced today that its technology has been selected by the largest petroleum refiner in Kazakhstan to help it upgrade its facility and boost the production of gasoline and diesel. KazMunaiGas’ (KMG) Pavlodar Oil Chemical Refinery (POCR) will use a range of UOP processes and services to modernize its facility in Northeast Kazakhstan...
February 20, 2013
In January 2013, Pörner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, (Vienna, Austria; concluded a contract for engineering and construction of a Biturox Bitumen Plant in Barauni Refinery, near Patna in the east of India with Indian Oil Corp. The Pörner scope of services...
February 20, 2013
Davy Process Technology Ltd. (DPT; London, U.K.;, a Johnson Matthey company, and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow; Midlands, Mich.; announced that China Petrochemical International Co., a subsidiary of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), China’s largest petrochemical company, has once again selected LP Oxo Technology to produce 2-ethylhexanol...
February 20, 2013
Air Products’ (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; pursuit and success in developing large air separation unit (ASU) projects in China has been bolstered with the winning of the second-largest ASU onsite order ever awarded to the company for a single project. Air Products announced today the signing of a long-term agreement with Shanxi Lu’An Mining (Group) Co. for Air Products to build...
February 19, 2013
Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; says it has secured a contract for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for BASF’s toluene diisocyanate (TDI) Complex project at BASF’s site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Fluor booked the undisclosed value into backlog in the fourth quarter of 2012. The single-train, 300,000 metric tons-per-year...
February 15, 2013
University of Northern Iowa's ("Modern Marvel" has been licensed for commercialization by Iowa company Marion Mixers (Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Its movement into the market has the potential to reduce U.S. energy consumption by 8.5%, or 338 million bbl/yr of oil equivalent, at an annual cost savings of $31 billion. This patented technology, invented at the UNI...
February 14, 2013
Metrohm AG (Herisau, Switzerland;  and FOSS (Hilleroed, Denmark ;  have entered into a strategic alliance strengthening the two companies’ leading positions in their respective key markets. In this strategic alliance, Metrohm will become the sole global distributor of FOSS NIR (near infrared) instruments for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and...
February 14, 2013
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; www.outotec) and the mining and metals company First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (FQML) have agreed on the delivery of an additional three grinding mills to FQML's subsidiaries in Zambia to complement Outotec's previous process equipment deliveries. The total value of the new orders is...
February 14, 2013
KBR (Houston; says it was awarded a contract by Samsung Engineering Co. to provide a technology license, basic engineering design package, and supply of proprietary equipment for a 1,200 metric tons...
February 13, 2013
Technip (Paris, France;, in a consortium with Construcciones Industriales Tapia, was awarded by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) through its subsidiary Pemex Refinación, a contract for the revamp of one of the conversion unit of the Ing. Héctor R. Lara Sosa petroleum refinery, located in Cadereyta, Mexico. Technip’s...
February 13, 2013
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; says it will invest €75 million to build a new 85,000-ton/yr Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS) plant in Wloclawek, Poland. Combined with a further capacity expansion at its site in Qingdao (China), these two investments will increase Solvay's global highly dispersible silica production capacity by an additional 30%. Located in central Poland, close to key...
February 12, 2013
Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; has opened a new automation service center in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The service center supports Metso’s strategy to grow its Automation business globally and strengthens Metso’s service capabilities in Thailand. Metso has large installed base for process automation products and valves especially in Thai pulp and paper industry, with customers like...
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