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April 10, 2008
MIP Technologies AB (Lund, Sweden; and Supelco, a division of the Sigma-Aldrich Group (, announced today the launch of a new SupelMIP application for the selective extraction of chloramphenicol (CAP) from shrimp using SupelMIP SPE-chloramphenicol cartridges. CAP is a broad spectrum antibiotic that has been determined as a probable causative agent of aplastic...
April 7, 2008
Pinti Wang, President and CEO of GTC Technology (Houston, Tex.; today announced that GTC has been awarded its 20th license for its state-of-the-art GT-BTX extractive-distillation technology.  This technology will be used by Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC;  Taiwan) as part of their No. 6 Naphtha Cracker and No. 7 BTX Project in Lin Yuan, Taiwan.  Lummus Technology was...
April 4, 2008
Foster Wheeler Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda; announced that its South African subsidiary Foster Wheeler South Africa (Pty) Limited, part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been selected by Sasol Technology (Pty) Ltd to perform a pre-feasibility study for a proposed new coal-to-liquids (CTL) facility, known as Project Mafutha in South...
March 31, 2008
Genencor International, Inc., a part of Danisco US Inc., has completed a commercial license agreement for the use of the Red/ET recombination technology from Gene Bridges GmbH (Heidelberg, Germany; Under the terms of the agreement, Gene Bridges has licensed...
March 27, 2008
Lummus Technology (The Woodlands, Tex.), a CB&I company (, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $140 million...
March 21, 2008
GEA PHE Systems, Inc. (York, Pa.; a leading international supplier of plate heat exchangers (PHE), has acquired the assets of Canadian PHE specialist ViEX, based in Newmarket near Toronto. Hence, GEA continues their successful growth path and now offers the most extensive range of brazed, gasketed and fully welded PHE. ViEX emerged from Nixon Plate Coils Ltd., founded in 1954 in Toronto...
March 18, 2008
KBR (Houston, Tex.; has been awarded a contract by Ningbo Wanhua Polyurethanes Co. to provide the technology and basic engineering for a 360,000-m.t./yr aniline plant. Once complete, Wanhua's aniline plant will be the largest in China and the...
March 15, 2008
Despite challenges created by a building frenzy in the Middle East and Asia, E&C firms continue to deliver new chemical facilities around the world Anyone with an ear to the door of the chemical process industries (CPI) knows that the rising cost of raw materials is forcing processors to chase the cheap feedstocks. The relatively low price of oil and natural gas is making plant investments in the...
March 15, 2008
Fuel cells and hydrogen economy are inevitably used in the same breath when talking about clean power and ways to wean us from our addiction to carbon-based fuels. That’s because H2 -based fuel cells make electricity and heat with only water in the exhaust. Unfortunately, realistic assessments of the current situation conclude that it will be awhile — perhaps decades — before hydrogen...
March 15, 2008
On January 31, 2008, law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP held its "Nanotechnology, Law & Commerce" forum exploring "Business at One-Billionth of a Meter." A total of 18 invited speakers explored a variety of topics including the current state of nanotech R&D; public policy, politics and legal issues; the financing and underwriting of nanotech; and "nanoethics." George...
March 15, 2008
An automated and precise powder dispenser Intended for distributing resins from reservoirs into reactors, reaction blocks, and microplates, The REDI automated powder-dispensing platform (photo) is available in several configurations. These include: the REDI super, which distributes powder samples from 100 mg to 100 g with ±2% accuracy; the REDI plus, a powder pipette suited for distributing a solid...
March 15, 2008
Alstom Power, Inc. (Windsor, Conn.; and The Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, Mich.; have established a joint development and...
March 15, 2008
Rohm and Haas Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.; Novasep (Nancy, France; are forming an exclusive alliance to market and sell...
March 15, 2008
SulphCo, Inc. (Houston, Tex.; has signed an agreement with Pt. Isis Megah (Isis; an Indonesian oil-and-gas services company), which grants Isis an exclusive...
March 15, 2008
Synfuels International, Inc. (Dallas, Tex.; plans to commercialize its patented gas-to-liquids (GTL) process in Kuwait through a newly formed partnership with Kuwait’s Aref Energy Holding ( In contrast with Fischer-Tropsch technology, the process produces a high-octane gasoline blend, rather than waxy paraffins for diesel fuel. Within two years, the...
March 15, 2008
Ateam of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL, Argonne, Ill.; has developed a membrane capable of producing olefins from alkanes, and reducing wasted energy and pollutants while improving selectivity and yield. Steam cracking, or pyrolysis, has long been the widespread production method for olefins including ethylene, propylene, and...
March 15, 2008
Flowserve Corp. (Dallas, Tex.; has introduced a new noise-attenuating valve-trim for gaseous applications, one that simultaneously lowers the device’s manufacturing costs while improving its noise reduction capabilities. Like prior noise-attenuation trim, Flowserve’s Valtek Stealth is designed to reduce the velocity at the vena contracta (the point in a fluid stream...
March 6, 2008
W. R. Grace & Co. announced plans to increase its manufacturing capacity with the expansion of its facility in Lake...
March 6, 2008
UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.;, a Honeywell company, announced today that it will establish a natural gas processing design center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to better support the Southeast Asia market. "Establishing this design and operations center in Malaysia demonstrates our commitment to serving the Southeast Asia market and our numerous customers there," said Carlos A. Cabrera...
February 27, 2008
Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, Netherlands; has received a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE; Washington, D.C.) for a technical consortium on an innovative biotechnological approach of bioproducts and biofuels. The grant will fund an extensive enzyme-development program, which will focus on finding applications in cellulose-based biorefineries for the production of bio-based products...
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