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Methane Reforming: Solving the Hydrogen Blues

Improved catalysts and reconfigured reformer designs make steam-methane reforming the most scalable, industry-ready source of ‘blue’ H2 For many decades, steam-methane reforming (SMR) has been, and still is, the technology of choice for the large-scale production of synthesis gas (syngas;…

Sustainable production of propylene oxide begins at new HPPO complex in China using Evonik-Uhde technology

Operations have begun at leading chemical producer Qixiang Tengda’s new propylene oxide complex in Zibo City, China (photo), using technology from Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany) and thyssenkrupp Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany). The technologically integrated setup offers significant ecological and…

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This indirectly heated rotary kiln is powered by electricity

Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) has optimized its existing rotary kiln technology and launched RotarEkiln, an electrically powered, indirectly heated rotary kiln. The electric heating system of the RotarEkiln provides a sustainable alternative to conventional fuel-powered indirect rotary kilns. The…

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Predictable plant-based production of complex biomolecules

Most plant-based bioprocesses involve growing plants in outdoor fields or greenhouses, but this is hindered by local climates and available space, and typical product yields are very low per plant, especially for natural active molecules used in pharmaceutical and healthcare…

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This electrolysis cell produces high-purity iron

Processing iron ore is the most carbon-intensive step in the steelmaking process, often using coal as an energy source. A new technology, called Molten Oxide Electrolysis (MOE) aims to decarbonize the iron-ore process through electrification. “In the MOE cell, an…

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‘Printing’ new catalyst candidates onto a chip

Discovering new catalysts and materials for specific applications can be a tedious and time-consuming process involving labor-intensive tests and expensive samples. Technology developed by Mattiq (Skokie, Ill.; www.mattiq.com) enables the “printing” of tens of thousands of tiny material samples onto…

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The Changing Face of Water Treatment

Modern solutions help processors achieve water-related goals in a more proactive, cost-effective way Although water reuse and recycling began as a necessity in regions where water scarcity was a significant challenge, the increasing cost of water coupled with aggressive sustainability…

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Advances in Chlor-Alkali Technologies

The products of the chlor-alkali process continue to be essential for many purposes across the global value chain. Modern chlor-alkali technologies can vastly improve upon the safety and environmental performance of legacy systems The chlor-alkali production process is one of…

thyssenkrupp Uhde and Orica slash greenhouse gas emissions in Newcastle, Australia

thyssenkrupp Uhde (Dortmund, Germany) and Orica have successfully completed the Kooragang Island Decarbonization Project in Newcastle, Australia with the successful commissioning of thyssenkrupp Uhde’s effective EnviNOx technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at Orica’s three on-site nitric acid plants. For…

Evonik to supply catalyst for new Röhm MMA plant

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany;) has signed an agreement to scale up and produce custom catalyst for Röhm GmbH’s (Darmstadt, Germany) new methyl methacrylate (MMA) production plant in Bay City, Texas, which is due to be opened in 2024. “This…