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May 6, 2008
Süd-Chemie AG ( and Linde Group (both Munich, Germany; have agreed to co-operate on an exclusive basis to develop and market plants for the production of second-generation biofuels. This will involve a biotechnological process to extract fuels, such as ethanol, from plant matter containing cellulose, such as wheat and maize straw, grasses or wood. Based on these...
May 5, 2008
Wacker Dymatic, a joint venture of Wacker Chemie AG (Munich, Germany; and Dymatic Chemicals Inc. (Shunde, China), opened a new silicone emulsion plant in China. The facility, located in the Jiangsu Yangtze River Chemical Industrial Park, Zhangjiagang city (Jiangsu Province), produces silicone emulsions and process auxiliaries for the Chinese textile, leather and fiber industries and has a...
April 30, 2008
As part of a new industrial complex producing Polysilicon, Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing , Germany; has been awarded a contract for a hydrogen-generation plant that uses methanol as...
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 29, 2008
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has agreed with Zangezur Copper-Molybdenum Combine AG of Germany upon continuous test runs to be performed with Zangezur's concentrate at Outotec's HydroCopper demonstration plant in Pori, Finland.   Zangezur is planning to build a HydroCopper plant producing 27,000 m.t./yr of copper at Zangezur mine in Kajaran, Republic of Armenia...
April 28, 2008
Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Gräfelfing , Germany; has signed its first contract for the supply of a carbon dioxide recovery unit using aMDEA-solvent (activated methyl diethanolamine). The plant was ordered by a German engineering company and is part of a syngas treatment facility to be located in Spain. The recovery unit is...
April 28, 2008
The opening of a subsidiary in Istanbul last month signifies a continuation of Beckhoff Automation's (Verl, Germany; export offensive. After several years of successful presence in the Turkish market through a distributor, Beckhoff intends to strengthen its sales activities in Turkey further in response to strong economic growth in the country, particularly in machine and plant...
April 24, 2008
Alstom (Paris, France; has won a contract to supply the boilers for two 800-MW units at the existing coal-fired Westfalen Power Station, located in the North-Western part of Germany near the town of Hamm and operated by RWE Power AG. The two new bituminous-coal-fired units will be  among  the cleanest and most efficient in the world. Under the terms of the contract, the value of which...
April 24, 2008
Uhdenora S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; received a contract from AO KAUSTIK for  the new membrane chlor-alkali plant to be erected in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The new plant will have a capacity of 91 m.t./d of sodium hydroxide, and is scheduled to come on stream  in...
April 23, 2008
GEA Group AG (Bochum, Germany; has further strengthened its Process Equipment division through the acquisition of the Dutch company Bloksma (Almere, Netherlands). Bloksma manufactures intercoolers for marine engines, oil coolers for industrial applications, double-pipe coolers for various industrial processes, and a special cooler for marine engines, so-called box coolers, which are...
April 17, 2008
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; has announced plans for a significant expansion of its production plant for the biodegradable plastic Ecoflex at the company’s Ludwigshafen site. The move will raise Ecoflex production capacities from the current 14,000 to 60,000 m.t./yr. Production at the expanded plant will commence in the third quarter of 2010. Ecoflex is a petrochemicals-based plastic...
April 16, 2008
Wacker Schott Solar GmbH, a joint venture (JV) of Wacker Chemie AG (Munich; and SCHOTT Solar GmbH (Alzenau, Germany), today officially commissioned a new factory in Jena for the production of silicon wafers for the solar industry. After just six months’ construction, Wacker Schott Solar has commenced wafer production, and plans to ramp up the factory’s annual capacity to 50 MW...
April 16, 2008
Dragon Mining Sweden AB (Storuman) has purchased the CyPlus CCS Cyanide Control System from CyPlus GmbH — a wholly owned subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; — for its Svartliden operation in Sweden. “Working closely with Svartliden’s personnel, the CyPlus unit was successfully commissioned on site and operators have been trained to use CyPlus...
April 15, 2008
As spring approaches, the woods around Frankfurt are beginning to get green again. Taking in this annual transformation, it seems like a good time to reflect on how the meaning of the word "green" has changed — through misuse or at least, in my opinion, overuse of the word. Many press releases course through our offices, and more and more (it seems), companies are touting a greener process...
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
In cooperation with several universities, Clariant International Ltd. (Muttenz, Switzerland; has developed a process to manufacture high-quality nano-sized zeolite L (Linde Type L) in technical quantities. This new range of nano-scale aluminosilicates, tradenamed Lucidot, open up a new range of possibilities in biochemical processes, including molecular sieves, ion...
April 15, 2008
GEMÜ GmbH & Co. KG (Ingelfingen-Criesbach, Germany; has developed a new EPDM diaphragm for use at high temperatures and steam for the biotechnological and...
April 11, 2008
Outotec Oyj (Espoo, Finland; has agreed with Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co. Ltd on the delivery of new environmentally sound technology for Shougang's iron ore pelletizing plant to be built in Caofeidan, China. The contract value is approximately 29-million euros.   Shougang Jingtang is a joint venture between the Shougang Group and Tangshan Iron and Steel Company. The...
April 9, 2008
The global chemical company Oxea GmbH (Oberhausen, Germany; announces the introduction of its first new product, an ester known as 3G8 Ester (triethyleneglycol-di-2-ethylhexanoate). The demand of this ester is steadily increasing in the chemical industry, says the producer. One of the main applications is in innovative synthetic films used...
April 8, 2008
Just a few weeks before the pre-registration phase of the European chemicals policy REACH begins in June 2008, the demand for extensive information and advice is greater than ever. In response, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; is hosting another expert seminar on the Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) on May 28, 2008 in Berlin. The program, entitled "Together...
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