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Repsol to build Spain’s first advanced biofuels plant

Repsol S.A. (Madrid, Spain) will build the first production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain at its Cartagena refinery. From this new facility, the multi-energy company, committed to the circular economy as a tool for efficient resource use and emissions…

Vattenfall and Aker Carbon Capture sign MoU for bio-CCS projects

Vattenfall AB (Stockholm, Sweden) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aker Carbon Capture (Lysaker, Norway) to accelerate the evaluation of future carbon capture plants in Sweden and Northern Europe. The agreement will support Vattenfall´s ambitions to achieve negative…

Recently Published Books for November 2020

The following titles are recently published books of potential interest to various parts of the chemical process industries (CPI) Human Factor and Reliability Analysis to Prevent Losses in Industrial Processes: An Operational Culture Perspective. By Salvador Avila Filho, Ivone Conceicao…

Covestro receives first delivery of renewable phenol from Borealis

As part of a strategic collaboration, Covestro AG (Leverkusen, Germany) received a first delivery of 1,000 tons of renewable phenol from Borealis Group AG (Vienna, Austria), produced with renewable hydrocarbons from Neste Corp. (Espoo, Finland; www.neste.com). Neste produces these ISCC…

Recycling Technologies, Neste and Unilever to collaborate on chemical recycling of waste plastics

Recycling Technologies, a specialist plastic recycling technology provider; Neste Corp. (Espoo, Finland), the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, and a forerunner in drop-in renewable and circular chemical solutions; and Unilever (London), the consumer goods manufacturer of…

LG Chem develops new, mechanically robust biodegradable material

LG Chem Ltd. (Seoul, South Korea) announced that it has successfully developed a new biodegradable material that could realize mechanical properties equivalent to synthetic resins for the first time in the world. The new material is said to exhibit significantly…

Frames Group delivers 25-kW hydrogen electrolyzer for Plug Power

Frames Group B.V. (Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands) has supplied a 25-kW hydrogen electrolyzer to Plug Power, a leading provider of clean hydrogen and zero-emission fuel cell solutions. Working in collaboration with Plug Power, the Frames Electrolyzer design has…

UPM to invest €550 million in Leuna biorefinery construction

UPM Biochemicals, a group company of UPM Group (Helsinki Finland), together with Saxony-Anhalt's Prime Minister Dr. Reiner Haseloff, UPM Executive Vice President Technology Jyrki Ovaska and InfraLeuna Managing Director Dr. Christof Güntherden, celebrated the groundbreaking for the construction of a…

MOL Group completes new rubber-bitumen plant for recycling tire waste

MOL Group (Budapest, Hungary; www.mol.hu) announced that it has completed a rubber bitumen plant at the Zala Site, representing an investment of around $10 million. The facility, built in one year, is capable of producing 20,000 metric tons per year…

Veolia and Waga Energy launch landfill-gas recovery unit in France

Veolia (Paris) and Waga Energy S.A. (Meylan, France) have launched the construction of  WagaBox, a unit recovering biomethane from landfill waste. WagaBox will be installed in Île-de-France at the Claye-Souilly landfill to supply renewable gas to 20,000 homes in the…