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Global Bioenergies scales up bio-based isobutene production

Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) has taken a major step towards scaling up its isobutene bio-production process and is setting up a new supply chain to sell high value-added ingredients to cosmetics sector players from 2022. Global Bioenergies recently announced the…

DOE announces $35 million in funding to support biofuels scaleup

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $35 million in funding that will help slash carbon emissions and scale up the volume and efficiency of renewable biofuel. The 15 awarded research projects are housed at colleges, universities, and labs across…

Maire Tecnimont Group begins work on renewable power-to-fertilizer plant in Kenya

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy) announces that its subsidiaries MET Development S.p.A. (Milan), Stamicarbon B.V. (Sittard, Netherlands) and NextChem S.p.A. (Rome) have started work on a renewable power–to-fertilizer plant in Kenya. MET Development has signed an agreement with Oserian Development…

Stamicarbon launches Stami Green Ammonia Technology

Stamicarbon B.V. (Stittard, Netherlands) has launched Stami Green Ammonia Technology as a solution to tackle the global carbon challenge. The technology relies on renewable resources — instead of fossil fuels — to eliminate carbon from the process, paving the way…

Doosan and RevoTech developing technology to produce H2 from waste plastic

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (Changwon, South Korea) has embarked on the development of technology for producing hydrogen using waste plastic and vinyl. To this end, the company announced on that it had signed a business partnership MOU with RevoTech,…

Unipetrol commissions chemical-recycling demonstration unit

The ORLEN Unipetrol Group (Prague, Czech Republic) has commissioned a pyrolytic testing unit for waste-plastics processing at its chemical plant in Litvínov. It will explore the possibilities of chemical plastic recycling and its potential implementation in standard production in the…

Eastman and SAP to pilot blockchain platform for recycled material traceability

Eastman Chemical Co. (Kingsport, Tenn.) is collaborating with SAP to pilot the GreenToken by SAP technology to enable traceability of certified recycled content across the value chain using blockchain technology. The Eastman and SAP collaboration will leverage the blockchain-based platform…

LanzaTech and BASF achieve first production of n-octanol from industrial off-gas

LanzaTech (Skokie, Ill.; www.lanzatech.com) and BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) have achieved a key first success in transforming industrial off-gases into chemicals. With the help of special bacteria, they have been able to produce n-octanol at laboratory scale from carbon monoxide…

Yara and JERA plan to collaborate on clean ammonia projects in Japan

Yara International ASA (Oslo, Norway) and JERA Co., Inc. (Tokyo), Japan’s largest power generation company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the production, delivery and supply chain development for blue and green ammonia, to enable zero-emission thermal…

Trinseo announces commercial-scale production of recycled PS via dissolution

Trinseo (Berwyn, Pa.) recently commercialized its recycled polystyrene (PS) from dissolution technology and is offering a new material using this process -- STYRON CO2RE 687DI30. This is the first of a series of recycled PS products that Trinseo intends to…