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January 15, 2008
Researchers from the University of Glasgow (U.K.; have designed a device that can detect pollutants, then generate its own electricity to power an early warning system. The self-powered sensor consists of a...
January 15, 2008
Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (The Hague, Netherlands; and HR Biopetroleum (Honolulu, Hawaii; have begun construction of a pilot facility to grow marine algae, which will be harvested for producing vegetable oil that will be converted...
January 15, 2008
Basell Corp. (Frankfurt, Germany;, the National Gas Co. of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), Ltd. (NGC) and the National Energy Corp. of T&T, Ltd. (NEC; both Point Lisas, Port of Spain)...
January 15, 2008
At Pollutec 2007 (Paris, France; November 27 – 30), Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (Paris, introduced the next generation of its Actiflo clarifier process for potable and process water — Actiflo Turbo. Like its predecessor, the patented Actiflo Turbo process uses microsand to enhance flocculation and settling, which makes the process quicker to startup, more...
January 14, 2008
Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany; and Headwaters, Inc. (South Jordan, Utah; have substantially increased production capacity for hydrogen peroxide at the facility operated by their joint venture (JV) EvonikHeadwaters in Ulsan, Korea. The JV acquired this facility from Kemira Oyi (Helsinki, Finland) in 2006. Using proprietary technology from Evonik, it has more than...
December 21, 2007
First firing of the world’s largest and most powerful gas turbine, developed by Siemens (Erlangen, Germany;, was achieved as scheduled on December 20, 2007. This marks the beginning of a planned 18-month trial operation period at the E.ON Irsching 4 power plant near Ingolstadt, Germany. After successful completion of trial operation, Siemens will expand the plant to a...
December 20, 2007
The Linde Group (Munich, Germany; has secured a long-term contract with Ningbo Wanhua Polyurethane, which is one of the fastest growing chemical companies for the production of polyurethanes in China. Linde will supply oxygen and nitrogen to Wanhua’s world-scale plants in Ningbo...
December 18, 2007
Two European refining majors – Slovnaft in Slovakia and OVM/Petrom in Romania - have signed contracts with Haldor Topsøe (Lyngby, Demnark; for hydrocracking technology. Topsøe has licensed its hydrocracking technology to Slovnaft for revamp of the full conversion 20,000 BPSD hydrocracking unit at the Bratislava Refinery. The objective is to revamp the hydrocracker to...øe-to-license-hydrocracking-technology_3569.html
December 18, 2007
BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; and OAO Gazprom (Moscow, Russia) today officially launched production operations at the Russian natural gas field Yuzhno Russkoye. This is the first time that a German company has been directly involved in the production of natural gas in West Siberia. The Yuzhno Russkoye field in West Siberia has recoverable reserves of more than 600-billion m3 of natural gas...
December 18, 2007
Oxea GmbH, (Oberhausen, Germany; one of the world’s leading manufacturers of oxo products and derivatives, today announced the introduction of improved manufacturing processes resulting in higher product yields. At the same time, the company is increasing its production capacity for individual products by up to 50%. As a result, Oxea will be even better equipped to meet the...
December 17, 2007
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S; Erlangen, Germany; has received an order from Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo, Egypt), to engineer and supply all the electrical equipment for the new cement works of the Al Safwa Cement Co., Saudi-Arabia. The project is worth around 20-million euros and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2009. OCI is a...
December 15, 2007
This redesigned screener is operator friendly Launched last year, the Apex Screener no longer has a removable top cover since all screens are accessed via drop-down doors along the side. In addition, the screening area has been partitioned to accept 760 x 1,065 mm modular panels, which have the mesh bonded onto disposable frames and weigh only 2 kg. The top and lower screen deck panels are interchangeable...
December 15, 2007
Süd-Chemie Zeolites GmbH, a subsidiary of Süd-Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; has begun to expand its production plant for new specialty zeolites, and also construct a new wastewater processing plant, at its Bitterfeld site in Germany. The...
December 15, 2007
The blood-cholesterol-lowering effects of beta-glucan — the soluble oat fiber — is well known, but up to now it has been difficult to obtain beta-glucan-rich fractions that are feasible for food applications, according to VTT Technical Research Center (Espoo, Finland...
December 14, 2007
Rockwell Automation (, a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions and Dassault Systèmes (, a world leader in 3D and product life cycle management (PLM) solutions, recently announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a joint solution to make the virtual design and production...
December 14, 2007
Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; announces today that the Board of its affiliate Solvay Indupa has approved a further $135-million-investment program to expand and increase the competitiveness of its vinyls production plant of Santo Andre, Brazil. This second stage of expansion, following the plan announced in August 2006, comprises the creation of an integrated plant to...
December 10, 2007
Total (Paris, France; announces the startup of a new distillate hydrocracker at the Wepec petroleum refinery...
December 4, 2007
Lurgi AG (Frankfurt, Germany; has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction  (EPC) contract by North West Upgrading, Calgary, Canada, for the execution of a gasifier unit for North West's Upgrader project. This major...
December 3, 2007
Effective December 1 2007, the Grundfos Group (; Denmark) has acquired Peerless Pump Co. Peerless is a U.S.-based manufacturer of pumps and fire protection systems with...
November 30, 2007
Yesterday, Lonza AG (Basel, Switzerland; formally launched its newly acquired plant in Shawinigan, Canada. The facility is dedicated to the production of Pro-KTM — a new addition to Lonza's nutrition portfolio. The plant recently passed its ISO-9001-2000 and FAMI-QS...
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