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Topsoe selected by World Energy GH2 to supply ammonia loop for Canada’s largest renewable hydrogen plant

Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark) has signed an agreement with World Energy GH2 (Newfoundland, Canada) solutions provider, to provide Topsoe’s dynamic ammonia-loop technology for Canada’s largest, and one of the world’s first-to-market, renewable hydrogen projects — Project Nujio’qonik. Located in the…

thyssenkrupp Uhde collaborates on Dutch project for floating ‘green’ ammonia plant

Thyssenkrupp Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany) will support the Dutch government project OFFSET, a consortium led by project developer SwitcH2 B.V. (Rotterdam) and including partners BW Offshore Norway AS (BWO; Oslo, the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN; Wageningen), TU Delft, and…

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Materials of Construction for the CPI

The proper selection of materials of construction is crucial. The example presented here shows how to use standards to help narrow down the options Since the late 1800s, a steady body of pressure technology codes and standards have been under…

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A biomimetic process to make soft fibers for smart textiles

For intelligent textiles to function effectively, they need to be strong, stretchable and electrically conductive. However, fabricating fibers that possess these three properties has been challenging. Drawing inspiration from how spiders spin silk to make webs, an international team of…

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Chementator briefs

ISOPROPANOL Cepsa Química, S.A. (Palos de la Frontera, Huelva, Spain; www.cepsa.com) is constructing the first production plant to produce isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol), from renewable or circular materials, which the company says will make it the most competitive, innovative and environmentally…

Thyssenkrupp Uhde Oleochemicals Thailand wins contract for alkoxylation reactor unit

Thyssenkrupp Uhde Thailand has been awarded a contract by BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) for engineering services and proprietary equipment supply for its new non-ionic surfactant (NIS) plant at its Zhanjiang Verbund Site Project, Guangdong Province, China. The plant will employ…

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CO2-conversion catalyst for making ‘e-fuels’

Infinium (Sacramento, Calif.; www.infiniumco.com) recently announced that it has manufactured ton-level quantities of a proprietary catalyst that is integral in the company’s process for making liquid fuels from waste CO2 and hydrogen derived from renewable power. Infinium plans to manufacture…

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Chemenator Briefs

Ore Benefication Last month, Torngat Metals Ltd. (Montréal, Que., Canada: www.torngatmetals.com) and Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.mogroup.com) signed a contract for large-volume, pilot-scale processing of ore. The focus of the agreement is to pilot test the beneficiation of ore extracted…

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A photocatalytic platform for CO2 utilization

As more and more CO2 is finding its way into carbon-capture systems instead of the air, the demand for new technologies that actually utilize CO2 is also rising. A new photocatalysis platform developed by New Iridium (Boulder, Colo.; www.newiridium.com) can…

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A new class of proton-conducting materials operates at lower temperatures

A new material could open the door to more effective protonic ceramic fuel cells (PCFCs). PCFCs are a promising energy source that employ specialized ceramic materials to conduct protons (instead of electrons) at much lower temperatures than typical solid-oxide fuel…