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CPI Business News – August 2020

By Mary Page Bailey |

Nouryon to build TBHP/TBA plant in Ningbo July 8, 2020 — Nouryon (Amsterdam, the Netherlands; www.nouryon.com) will start development of a new manufacturing facility at its site in Ningbo, China to produce two key intermediates for its organic peroxides business — tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA). The manufacturing facility is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2021, and will have capacity to produce 35,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of TBHP/TBA.   Major hydrogen and ammonia project underway in Saudi Arabia July 7, 2020 — Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa; www.airproducts.com) signed an agreement with ACWA Power and NEOM for a $5-billion ammonia plant powered by green hydrogen. Located in northwest Saudi Arabia, the new plant will produce 650 m.t./d of hydrogen via electrolysis and 1.2 million m.t./yr of green ammonia. The project is scheduled to be onstream in 2025.   Linde starts up plants to supply Celanese and other U.S. Gulf Coast customers July 7, 2020 — Linde plc (Guildford, U.K.; www.linde.com) started up a new hydrogen and carbon monoxide facility in Clear Lake, Tex., as well as a new air separation unit in LaPorte, Tex. The plants will supply oxygen, nitrogen…
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