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Advancing Industrial Carbon Capture

An expanding array of CO2-capture approaches are quickly developing for hard-to-abate industrial sectors. The key objective is to significantly lower the costs of traditional CO2-capture techniques, which are based on aqueous alkanolamine absorption and desorption Achieving climate mitigation objectives, such…

Two milestones for industrial solar-thermal production of fuels

In August, Synhelion S.A. (Lugano, Switzerland; www.synhelion.com) became the first company in the world to produce synthesis gas (syngas) on an industrial scale using only solar heat as an energy source. The milestone occurred on the multifocus solar tower of…

SCG Chemicals expanding production capacity for recycled plastic resin in Portugal

SCG Chemicals plc (SCGC; Bangkok, Thailand) has recently invested in new technologies and machinery at Sirplaste in Portugal, following the acquisition of a 70% stake in Sirplaste-Sociedade Industrial de Recuperados de Plástico, S.A. (Sirplaste) through SCG Chemicals Trading (Singapore) PTE…

HIF Global partners with Topsoe for new eFuels facility in Texas

Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark) will deliver technology to HIF Global’s (HIF) planned eFuels facility in Texas. The plant will produce carbon-neutral fuel – enough to decarbonize over 400,000 vehicles annually. eFuels are produced by combining green hydrogen made from renewable…

BASF and GS E&C to jointly develop modular solutions for carbon capture

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and GS Engineering and Construction (GS E&C) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a strategic partnership to jointly develop modular solutions for Carbon Capture facilities. The partners want to develop individual package solutions from standardized…

Hydrogen demonstration plant started up in the Netherlands

Abengoa SA (Seville, Spain) has successfully completed the start-up, commissioning and Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of the demonstration plant of the Grasshopper project, which is focused on the production of sustainable energy through the use of fuel cells from hydrogen. …

Methanex announces decarbonization investment at New Zealand facility

Methanex Corp. (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) has made a significant investment to reduce carbon emissions at its Motunui facility in New Zealand. This multi-million-dollar investment will involve improving the technology in the facility’s distillation columns over the next 12 months. The…

Protium announces expansion of green-hydrogen project in Teesside, U.K.

Green hydrogen company Protium (London, U.K.) announced that it is expanding capacity at its flagship Tees Valley Net Zero hydrogen project to nearly 70 MW. The company announced its flagship green hydrogen project last year, located on Wilton Universal Group’s…

Sumitomo Chemical announces pilot-scale recycling facility for automotive waste plastics

Sumitomo Chemical Co. (Tokyo, Japan) announced that it will introduce a pilot-scale mechanical waste processing facility in an effort to develop a material recycling business using waste plastics collected from end-of-life automobiles. The Company will start providing samples of recycled…

Biotrend Energy to build waste-plastics recycling plant in Turkey

Honeywell says that Biotrend Energy (Istanbul, Turkey) will apply Honeywell’s UpCycle process technology in Biotrend Energy’s planned plastics recycling factory in Turkey. The facility will convert mixed waste plastics into recycled polymer feedstock (RPF), enabling the development of a circular…