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Elkem to pilot CO2-free silicon production with support from Enova

Elkem ASA (Oslo, Norway) is researching a new concept for silicon production, which aims to eliminate nearly all direct CO2 emissions. The concept involves capturing and recycling the carbon in the process off gas and reusing it in the production…

Facts At Your Fingertips: Hydrogen Production Methods and End-use Markets

Current hydrogen demand is dominated by petroleum refining and fertilizer production, and is supplied largely by fossil-fuel-based steam-methane reforming (SMR). Increasingly, however, demand for hydrogen will come from the energy transition, and will be supplied by a more diverse range…

Technip Energies acquires technology from Shell to accelerate bio-based polyester production

Technip Energies (Paris; www.ten.com) and Shell Catalysts & Technologies (Houston; www.shell.com) announce a technology transfer agreement which accelerates the commercialization of Technip Energies’ Bio-2-GlycolsTM technology for bio-based Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) production from glucose. MEG is traditionally produced using fossil-based…

Cepsa and European Investment Bank sign loan agreement for biofuels plant

The European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg; www.eib.org) and Cepsa (Madrid, Spain; www.cepsa.com) sign a €285 million loan agreement for the construction of an advanced biofuels plant to be located next to the La Rábida Energy Park in Palos de la…

Integrals Power Validates Cost Benefits of Lithium-Iron-Phosphate Batteries

Integrals Power (Milton Keynes, U.K.; www.integralspower.co.uk) is accelerating the development and establishment of a more sustainable, more robust and more transparent supply chain for cathode active materials used in lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. The market share of LFP batteries…

Maire signs licensing contract with DG Fuels for SAF technology

MAIRE S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.groupmaire.com) announced Monday that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions BU), through its subsidiary MyRechemical, a company in the waste-to-chemical segment, has signed a licensing contract with DG Fuels Louisiana, LCC in relation to its proprietary NX Circular…

ExxonMobil and Air Liquide form agreement on low-carbon hydrogen project

  ExxonMobil (Spring, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) and Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) today announced an agreement to support the production of low-carbon hydrogen and low-carbon ammonia at ExxonMobil’s Baytown, Texas facility. The agreement will enable transportation of low-carbon hydrogen through Air…

Enerflex and BASF to collaborate on carbon capture, utilization and storage applications

Enerflex Ltd. and BASF SE (Lugwigshafen, Germany) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly facilitate the commercial scale deployment of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) applications. The parties will combine Enerflex’s expertise in engineering, manufacturing, and…

Linde and Heidelberg Materials break ground on large-scale carbon capture and utilization facility for the cement industry

Linde plc (Guidlford, U.K.) and Heidelberg Materials AG (Heidelberg, Germany) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their large-scale carbon capture and liquefaction plant in Lengfurt, Germany. Christian Knell, General Manager of Heidelberg Materials Germany, and Andreas X. Müller, Managing Director of…

Bp to acquire full ownership of bp Bunge Bioenergia JV

Bp plc (London) has agreed to acquire Bunge’s 50% holding interest in its bp Bunge Bioenergia S.A. joint venture (JV), one of Brazil’s leading biofuels-producing companies. Upon completion, bp will become sole owner of the industrial scale sugarcane and ethanol…