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ABB to acquire asset-management firm SEAM Group

ABB, Inc. (Zurich, Switzerland) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SEAM Group, a major provider of energized asset management and advisory services to clients across industrial and commercial building markets. The acquisition will complement ABB’s Electrification…

QatarEnergy announces groundbreaking of Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex

QatarEnergy announced that an official groundbreaking ceremony kicked off construction of the Ras Laffan Petrochemical Complex, one of the largest manufacturing complexes in the world. The complex will house an ethane cracker with a capacity of 2.1 million tons per…

GEA heat pumps to capture heat from wastewater-treatment effluent for residential heating project

GEA Group (Düsseldorf, Germany) announced that it is supplying two heat pumps to help the city of Lemgo on its way to achieving climate neutrality by 2035. The GEA technology will generate heat from the effluent of the city's wastewater…

Air Liquide announces €50-million investment in new nitrogen plant in Singapore, plant revamp in New York

Air Liquide S.A. (Paris) announced an investment of over €50 million to build a new innovative plant in Singapore and revamp its existing facilities in Malta, New York, supplying high-purity nitrogen to GlobalFoundries (GF). These Air Liquide projects will enable…

Lummus awarded technology contract for integrated PDH-PP complex in Turkey

Lummus Technology (Houston) announced an integrated technology award from Bayegan. Bayegan will license Lummus' CATOFIN technology for a new 450,000-ton/yr propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and Lummus' Novolen technology for a new 450,000-ton/yr polypropylene (PP) unit. The units will be located…

BASF surface-treatment business unit Chemetall opens aluminum technology center in Italy

The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, celebrated the opening of its new Global Aluminum Competence Center in Giussano, Italy. The state-of-the-art facility will strengthen Chemetall’s position as a global supplier of…

Axens announces startup of residue-hydrocracking unit and high-conversion hydrocracking unit at Shenghong’s integrated refinery

Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France) announced that its designed ebullated-bed residue hydrocracking (H-Oil) unit and distillates hydrocracking (HyKTM) unit and Naphtha Hydrotreating (NHT) unit were successfully started at Shenghong Refining & Chemical (Lianyungang) Co. Ltd.’s crude to para-xylene complex in China’s province…

GEA to invest in new technology center for alternative proteins in Wisconsin

GEA Group (Düsseldorf, Germany) is investing €18 million ($20 million) in a technology center for alternative proteins in Wisconsin, U.S. The new food tech hub will pilot microbial, cell-based and plant-based foods. GEA's state-of-the-art technologies and a team of biotechnology…

Henkel to acquire coating and sealing manufacturer in the U.S.

Henkel AG (Düsseldorf, Germany) has signed an agreement to acquire the U.S.-based Seal for Life Industries LLC from Arsenal Capital Partners (USA). Seal for Life is a specialized supplier of protective coating and sealing solutions in a broad variety of…

Verde Clean Fuels and Cottonmouth Ventures announce joint development agreement for a proposed natural gas-to-fasoline facility

Verde Clean Fuels, Inc. (Houston) and Cottonmouth Ventures LLC, a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, announced that the parties have executed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) for the proposed development, construction, and operation of a facility to produce commodity-grade gasoline utilizing…