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Yokogawa to partner with Tsubama BHB on new technologies for ammonia synthesis

Yokogawa Electric Corp. (Toyko) announced that it has invested in and signed a memorandum on a business partnership with Tsubame BHB Co., Ltd. (Yokohama, Japan). Tsubame BHB, a university-based startup that was founded by a group headed by Professor Emeritus…

Lummus awarded contract by Hyundai Engineering to supply ethylene-cracking heaters in Saudi Arabia

Lummus Technology (Houston) announced a contract award from Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. to provide eight proprietary Short Residence Time (SRT) ethylene cracking heaters at SATORP's Amiral petrochemical complex in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. "Licensing multiple technologies and…

Thyssenkrupp Uhde to recommission an ammonia plant in Egypt

thyssenkrupp Uhde (Dortmund, Germany) has signed a contract with Egypt-based Delta Company for Fertilizer and Chemical Industries to revamp an existing ammonia plant complex located in Dakahlia, Talkha, Egypt. Delta focuses mainly on sustainable and environmentally friendly fertilizer projects in…

Röhm commissions new Plexiglas plant in Germany

In expanding production capacity for PLEXIGLAS molding compounds at its largest global production site in Worms, Röhm (Darmstadt, Germany) has reached an milestone in the implementation of its growth strategy. At an official ceremony, the plant was officially commissioned by…

Maire announces Nextchem’s acquisition of two electrochemistry firms

MAIRE (Milan, Italy) has announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), through its subsidiary NextChem Tech, has signed a binding agreement to acquire 80% of HyDEP S.r.l. and 100% of Dragoni Group S.r.l. Both Italian based, HyDEP and Dragoni Group are…

Perstorp commissions new plant in India for Penta chemicals

Perstorp AB (Malmö, Sweden) has built and commissioned a state-of-the-art, ISCC Plus certified, plant in western India to meet growing market demand for Penta chemicals. Located in Sayakha, Bharuch, in the state of Gujarat, the facility was officially inaugurated on…

Evonik partners with the University of Mainz to commercialize a new class of PEG lipids

Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany) and the University Mainz have signed a license agreement to commercialize randomized polyethylene glycols (rPEGs), a new class of PEGs. Evonik intends to use rPEGs for its platform of specialized lipids and commercialize the excipients…

Usalco completes significant expansion of polyaluminum chloride capacity in Tennessee

Usalco, LLC (Baltimore, Md.) has completed an expansion to increase polyaluminum chloride capacity in Chattanooga, Tennessee. With this upgrade, the company will be able to increase the availability of its specialty water treatment products for customers throughout the Southeastern United…

Topsoe technology selected for ammonia-to-hydrogen conversion project in South Korea

Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark) has signed an engineering agreement with Approtium to convert low-carbon ammonia into hydrogen using its H2RETAKE technology. Approtium plans to build an ammonia cracking plant to produce 75,000 metric tons of low-carbon hydrogen annually. The plant…

SABIC and Fujian Energy and Petrochemical Group announce groundbreaking for joint petrochemicals project

SABIC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and Fujian Energy and Petrochemical Group Co. Ltd. (Fujian Energy Petrochemical) held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of full execution and construction phase of SABIC Fujian Petrochemical Complex (Sino-Saudi Gulei Ethylene Complex Project) in…