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Enel and Eni plan green-H2 pilot projects at two refineries

 Enel Spa (Rome, Italy) and Eni S.p.A. (Rome, Italy) are working together to develop green hydrogen projects. The two partners are planning to produce green hydrogen through electrolyzers powered by renewable energy. The electrolyzers will be located near two of…

STEAG and thyssenkrupp plan joint hydrogen project for green H2 for green steel

Germany's energy company STEAG GmbH (Essen), steel producer thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG (Duisburg) and electrolysis specialist thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers (Dortmund) are working on a joint feasibility study. The study deals with the construction of a water electrolysis plant at…

Cargill, IFPEN and Axens collaborate to advance lactic-to-acrylic-acid technology

Cargill Inc. (Wayzata, Minn.), IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Axens (both Rueil-Malmason, France) are joining forces to further develop and scale bio-based acrylic acid. The collaboration leverages Cargill’s experience with bio-based materials, IFPEN’s expertise in the field of catalyst and…

Toshiba, ANA, Toyo and Idemitsu Kosan partner on power-to-chemicals strategy

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp., Toshiba Corp., Toyo Engineering Corp., Idemitsu Kosan Co., All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) and Japan CCS Co. have reached an agreement to begin reviewing recycling business models for reuse of CO2 from sources such…

Aker Carbon Capture and MAN Energy Solutions to cooperate on carbon-capture technology development

Aker Carbon Capture (Lysaker, Norway) and MAN Energy Solutions (Augsburg, Germany) have signed a technology-cooperation agreement to develop energy-efficient compression solutions for carbon capture and storage (CCS) applications with heat recovery. The agreement supports the companies’ joint target to reduce…

Construction started on Climeworks’ new large-scale direct air capture & storage plant

Climeworks (Zurich, Switzerland) continues to make large-scale carbon dioxide removal a reality. “Orca” is the name of Climeworks’ new direct air capture plant in Iceland. It will take carbon dioxide removal to the next level: it combines Climeworks' direct air…

Construction of Clariant’s sunliquid plant in Romania on track for completion by the end of 2021

Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) today announced that it is making good progress with the construction of its sunliquid cellulosic-ethanol production plant in Podari, in the southwestern part of Romania. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present a challenging situation, Clariant’s team…

Indorama Ventures expands PET recycling facilities in France and Poland

10 billion post-consumer PET plastic bottles from across Europe will be recycled per year by 2023 in Indorama Ventures Ltd.’s (IVL; Bangkok, Thailand) new and expanded facilities in France and Poland. IVL is investing $1.5 billion globally to expand its…

Bio-based Processing Best Practices

Development of robust bio-based processes will be key to accelerating the transition to a circular economy, and there are many economic and technical considerations that will help companies experience success with bio-based innovations It is no secret that the clock…

Separations are Key to Bioprocessing Success

Choosing an optimal separation technology and associated equipment is essential in all types of bioprocessing applications Recent advances in bioprocessing and bio-based products are bringing unprecedented innovations to the manufacturing sector, offering businesses the potential to unlock new, sustainable market…