Repsol plans new synthetic fuels, pyrolysis plants in decarbonization push
June 16, 2020 — Repsol S.A. (Madrid, Spain; www.repsol.com) announced two decarbonization projects to be located in the Port of Bilbao, Spain. The first project, in which €60 million will initially be invested, involves building one of the largest net-zero-emissions synthetic-fuel production plants in the world, based on “green” hydrogen generated with renewable energy. The second project, for which Repsol is investing €20 million, involves construction of a pyrolysis plant, which will be able to convert around 10,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of urban waste into fuels.
Showa Denko expands resin production capacities in China
June 15, 2020 — Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; Tokyo; www.sdk.co.jp) expanded production lines to produce vinyl ester (VE) resin and synthetic resin emulsion (EM) at its Chinese subsidiary Shanghai Showa Highpolymer Co. (SSHP). The expansion has doubled SSHP’s production capacities for EM and VE.
Air Liquide to build air-separation unit for Posco steelmaking site
June 10, 2020 — Air Liquide Engineering & Construction (Frankfurt, Germany; www.engineering-airliquide.com) has signed a new contract with steel…