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May 13, 2008
Foster Wheeler Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda; announced today that its Finnish subsidiary Foster Wheeler Energia Oy, part of its Global Power Group, has been awarded a contract by NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. for a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) biomass gasifier to be located in Varkaus, Finland. NSE Biofuels Oy Ltd. is a joint venture (JV) owned 50/50 by Stora Enso Oyj and Neste Oil Corp...
May 8, 2008
PL Propylene LLC, a PetroLogistics company (Houston, Tex.;, announced today the commencement of a project to construct a 1.2 billion lb/yr propane-dehydrogenation plant to produce propylene. The facility will be located in the vicinity of the Houston Ship Channel at the site of the former Houston Olefins Plant recently acquired by PL...
May 7, 2008
Only one month after the acquisition of GEA ViEX Inc. Canada (, the company has received a significant order for GEABloc custom-designed fully welded heat...
April 30, 2008
BASF Corp. (Florham Park, N.J.; announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Louisiana and the related contract manufacturing business for finished pharmaceuticals to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories ( an international pharmaceutical company headquartered in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Both parties agreed not...
April 30, 2008
 As part of a Joint Venture, the technology group The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; and Waste Management Inc. (Houston, Tex.; will build the world’s biggest plant for the conversion of landfill gas into...
April 24, 2008
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Danbury, Conn.; has announced that POSCO Power (, South Korea’s leading independent power producer, has ordered 25.6 MW of FuelCell Energy power plants and fuel cell modules. The order more than doubles FuelCell Energy’s product backlog and represents nearly $70 million of sales scheduled for delivery in 2009. In a market that...
April 18, 2008
Royal DSM N.V. (Heerlen, Netherlands; has announced plans for a substantial capital expenditure program, expected to involve up to $450 million, to increase production capacity in its Dyneema business. DSM Dyneema’s sales have grown by more than 15%/yr in recent years and DSM expects the business group to accelerate its growth path. Engineering studies have now commenced for the planned...
April 15, 2008
  A 360° feedback report is a way for employees to learn how they are perceived by direct reports, colleagues, managers, customers, and strategic business partners — hence the term 360° because it generates a "full circle" of information concerning job performance. In recent years, 360° reports have provided valuable information as organizations have become less...°-Feedback-Report_3801.html
April 15, 2008
Last month, the first pilot project that used chilled ammonia to capture carbon dioxide from the fluegas (FG) of a coal-fired power plant started operating at the 1,210-MW We Energies’ Pleasant Prairie power plant in Wisconsin. Alstom (Windsor, Conn.; designed, built and will operate the 1.7-MW pilot system, which is part of a cost-sharing partnership of 35 utilities...
April 15, 2008
Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc. (ADT; Romeoville, Ill.; has launched a new family of mechanical seals to improve efficiency, save energy and reduce costs in fluid-pumping systems. The patented UNCD (ultrananocrystalline diamond) Seals provide the benefits of a diamond at a cost comparable to silicon carbide face seals, according to ADT, which was formed in 2003 to...
April 15, 2008
Polyglycolic acid (PGA) has good properties: a very high gas impermeability, even under 80% humidity; biodegrability; high mechanical strength; and good moldability, which makes it a promising polymer for applications such as medical devices and barrier films. But up to now, it has been difficult to make large quantities of the material. Kureha Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; has developed a...
April 15, 2008
Sugar-beet processors in the U.S. generate approximately 40 million tons of fiber-rich sugar-beet pulp every year as a byproduct of sucrose extraction. Most of it is used as livestock feed or in pet food. Researchers with the U.S. Agricultural Research Service (ARS; are working on a process to convert the pulp into a filler for polylactic-acid-based plastics (PLA)...
April 15, 2008
Emerson Process Management (St. Louis, Mo.; claims to be the first process-automation supplier to start taking orders for WirelessHART-enabled products, based on the recently...
April 15, 2008
Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC; Bismarck, N.D.) has selected the CO2-capture technology of Powerspan Corp. (Portsmouth, N.H.; for a commercial demonstration at BEPC’s Antelope Station coal-fired...
April 15, 2008
Unidym, Inc., (Menlo Park, Calif.; has entered into a joint development agreement with Nippon Kayaku (Tokyo, Japan;, to...
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...
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