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November 15, 2007
Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; is acquiring a 20% stake in Li-Tec Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG (Kamenz, Germany). With its participation in Li-Tec, Evonik...
November 15, 2007
Last month, UC Rusal (Moscow, Russia; 6901-542) signed an agreement with the government of Russia's Saratov region for the...
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...
October 1, 2007
The Spanish subsidiary of the Global Power Group of Foster Wheeler, Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda; has signed an...
July 1, 2007
Although brown coal accounts for about 25% of Australia’s energy supply, it has a high moisture content and, when burned, is a high emitter of carbon dioxide (above 1,200kg/MWh). To address this challenge HRL Ltd. (Melbourne, Australia; has developed a variant of integrated-gasification, combined-cycle (IGCC) technology, called IDGCC (integrated drying and gasification...
June 1, 2007
    Environmental regulations, the economy, an aging infrastructure and the always growing demand for energy are well-known factors driving the need to reshape today’s power generation industry. But how the pending changes will impact the chemical process industries (CPI) may come as a surprise. Once new technologies such as clean coal and advanced nuclear come online, end users in the CPI...
May 1, 2007
An integrated energy scheme that combines the generation of substitute natural gas (SNG) from coal, coproduction of biofuel and electricity and near-zero emissions of carbon dioxide, is being developed by Arizona Public Service (APS, Phoenix;, Arizona’s largest utility, with the support of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL...
May 1, 2007
A paper-thin battery, with an electrode made from a redox-active organic polymer film (200 nm thick), has been designed by researchers at Waseda University (Tokyo; The polymer has nitroxide-radical groups that act as charge carriers. According to professor Hiroyuki Nishide, this “organic radical" battery presents several advantages over alternative, organic-based...
May 1, 2007
            Many coal-fired power plants make gypsum and construction materials. But they should also consider manufacturing hydrochloric acid and ethanol. Furthermore, they should consider substituting biomass and waste organics for up to 10% of the coal. The combination of these initiatives would make coal plants much “greener.” Coal is the cost effective way to...
April 1, 2007
    Free trade agreements, global manufacturing standards and the Internet have made it possible for companies to do business in countries they would not have considered 20 years ago. Open is a world of opportunity, but for processors of pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and other materials that must meet high standards of product purity and performance, the competition is stiffer than ever as...
March 1, 2007
In a related story (see above), the EU and China are launching a project, initiated by Sintef (Trondheim, Norway;, to cut global emissions of greenhouse gases. In the three-year, €3-million "Coach" project, Europe will receive emissions quota for CO2 in exchange for "green" coal-fired power plants for China. A twin of the EU's Dynamis...
February 1, 2007
Toyo Engineering Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; and BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; are...
January 1, 2007
With the aim to commercialize a new process for making solar-cell grade (SOG) silicon, Chisso Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; is negotiating the possibility of establishing a joint-venture company with Nippon Mining Holdings, Inc. (Tokyo) and Toho Titanium Co., Ltd. (Chigasaki, both Japan). Chisso plants to begin conformation tests of the process this year. The Chisso SOG-Si (CSS)...
January 1, 2007
    November 17 was the deadline for states to submit their plans for the control of mercury emissions from power plants to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, Washington D.C.;, but mercury-control processes are already being commercialized. The Institute of Clean Air Companies (ICAC, Washington D.C.; reports that its members have booked contracts for mercury-control...
December 1, 2006
American Municipal Power-Ohio (AMP-Ohio; Columbus) plans to use the emissions-control technology of Powerspan Corp. (Portsmouth, N.H.; on the proposed AMO Generating Station Project. The project — a 1,000 MW pulverized-coal power...
October 1, 2006
Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW; Karlsruhe) and Siemens Power Generation (Erlangen, both Germany; are joining forces to build a fuel-cell hybrid power plant with 70% efficiency (fuel to electricity) and a megawatt-scale...
October 1, 2006
The first demonstration of a new high-temperature-superconducting cable was started last month in Columbus, Ohio. The new triax cable - said to provide three times more power-distribution capacity while...
September 1, 2006
Brown coal accounts for about half the world’s coal reserves. Although it contains less ash and sulfur than bituminous, brown coal contains more water, which reduces its heating value. To take advantage of this “greener” source of fuel, Kobe Steel Ltd. (Tokyo; has developed the upgraded brown coal (UBC) process, which increases the heat value of standard brown...
September 1, 2006
At the end of July, Renewable Capital Ltd. (London, U.K.; and Konarka Technologies, Inc. (Lowell, Mass.; entered a...
August 1, 2006
Forza fuel-cell power module, constructed by Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.; and installed by Uhdenora S.p.A. (Milan, Italy;, has started operating at the chlorate...
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