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Invista breaks ground for new nylon polymer plant in South Carolina

INVISTA (Wichita, Kan.) announced that its nylon site in South Carolina hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new nylon polymer facility, a milestone that represents the site’s transformation to a global-scale nylon 6,6 production facility. The highly anticipated 90,000-square-foot facility…

Axens acquires industrial wastewater specialist HydroThane

Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France) has acquired HydroThane Holding BV, an engineering company specialized in biological technologies for the treatment of industrial wastewater streams. The biogas produced through this technology can be further valorized after biochemical and chemical desulfurization process, part of…

Bayer acquires German crop-protection startup Targenomix

Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany) announced the acquisition of German biotech start-up Targenomix. The spin-off of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI MPP) uses novel systems biology and computational life science tools to identify new modes of action…

Solvay resumes soda-ash expansion in Wyoming

Solvay S.A. ( Brussels, Belgium) announces plans to resume the construction of its soda ash capacity expansion in Green River, Wyoming, extending its position as a global leader. The expansion will raise the sites capacity to 600,000 metric tons per…

Amogy and Yara Clean Ammonia sign collaboration agreement

Amogy Inc. and Yara Clean Ammonia (YCA), a decarbonization-focused subsidiary of leading global ammonia producer, Yara International ASA (Oslo, Norway)have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), under which Yara will consider Amogy’s ammonia-to-power system as a zero-emissions solution for use…

CNOOC-Shell JV chooses LyondellBasell technology for new PP plant

LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) announced that CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited (CSPC), a 50:50 joint venture incorporated by CNOOC Petrochemicals Investment Co., Ltd. and Shell Nanhai B.V., has selected LyondellBasell’s Spherizone process technology. The Spherizone process technology will be…

Albemarle investing up to $540 million to expand bromine facilities in Arkansas

Albemarle Corporation (Charlotte, N.C.) announced planned investments of up to $540 million to expand and modernize two bromine facilities in Magnolia, Arkansas, designed to meet growing demand for fire safety and specialty products in several industries, including technology, safety, transportation,…

BASF and G-Philos enter agreement to develop and market sodium-sulfur stationary batteries

BASF Stationary Energy Storage GmbH (BSES), a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany), and G-Philos, Korea’s leader in power-to-gas (P2G) technology, signed a sales and marketing agreement for NAS batteries (sodium-sulfur stationary batteries) for P2G projects, power grid…

Toyo Engineering awarded contracts from BASF and Tosoh

Tech Project Service Co., Ltd. (TPS, President Takashi Kohara), a domestic subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corp., has received an order for a construction project for separation and purification agent manufacturing facilities planned by Tosoh Corp. (Tokyo). Separation and purification agents…

BASF and Molear partner to enhance copper mining technologies

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) and Moleaer Inc., a global leader in nanobubble technology, have announced an exclusive partnership. This partnership will combine expertise in mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, gas transfer, and nanobubble technology to develop innovative processes for mining. The initial…