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Velocys delivers four bioreactors to Red Rock Biofuels’ plant in Oregon

Velocys plc (Oxford, U.K.) has completed the manufacturing and delivery of four reactors to Red Rock Biofuels (RRB) for the company's biomass-to-fuels facility. RRB has a further option to purchase an additional two reactors by the end of 2020. Henrik…

Henkel enhances packaging-recyclability assessment tool

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Düsseldorf, Germany) has further advanced its software tool EasyD4R — next to the recyclability of plastic packaging it now also allows to quickly and accurately assess the recyclability of packaging made of paper/cardboard, glass, aluminum…

Tpgroup announces contracts related to hydrogen safety and CCUS

tpgroup (Reading, U.K.) has secured a contract worth approximately £1.0 million with a leading UK engineering company to provide management control equipment for enhanced safety management of hydrogen gas. Under this contract, tpgroup will qualify the design concepts, build and…

Germany’s Westküste 100 green-hydrogen project secures funding

Ørsted Group A/S (Fredericia, Denmark) announced that the partners of the Westküste 100 project received funding confirmation from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as the first large-scale hydrogen project in Germany within the Reallabor (real-world laboratory)…

GranBio and NextChem sign partnership to develop cellulosic ethanol market

GranBio S.A. (São Paulo), a 100% Brazilian industrial biotechnology company, and NextChem, Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.’s (Rome, Italy) subsidiary for energy transition announced a strategic partnership to achieve global leadership in the licensing of patented GranBio 2G Ethanol technology to produce…

Commercial plant will recover salts from incinerator flyash

Ragn-Sells AB (Sollentuna, Sweden; www.ragnsells.com) has partnered Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (Zürich, Switzerland; www.hz-inova.com) for the construction of a new plant that is designed to extract resources from flyash — a toxic byproduct of waste incinerators that normally ends up…

Mitsubishi Chemical acquires two carbon-fiber recycling companies in Germany

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC; Tokyo) recently decided to acquire two German carbon-fiber recycling companies, CFK Valley Stade Recycling GmbH & Co. KG (CFK) and carboNXT GmbH (carboNXT), through its subsidiary Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials AG (MCAM; Zurich, Switzerland), as a…

SABIC to operate chemical plant on 100% renewable power

SABIC’s polycarbonate facility in Cartagena, Spain, is set to become the world’s first large-scale chemical production site to be run entirely on renewable power, following the signing of a major agreement with Iberdrola, a world-scale electric utility company. Iberdrola will…

Microsoft and Power Innovations achieve green-hydrogen milestone

Hydrogen power is gaining ground quickly in many applications, and recent breakthroughs have proven its efficacy in datacenter use. Power Innovations (American Fork, Utah) and Microsoft recently announced  a breakthrough in renewable energy: hydrogen fuel cells were successfully used to…

BASF calculates CO2 emissions footprint for all products

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) has become the first chemical company to provide transparent emission data for the entire portfolio of approximately 45,000 products. BASF will provide its customers with total values of CO2 emissions, so called “carbon footprints” for all…