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July Chementator Briefs

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  ADN production Nylon-polymer producer Invista (Wichita, Kan.; www.invista.com) has developed new technology for the production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6,6. The advances, which came as a result of $40 million of R&D spending, can improve product yields, reduce energy consumption and enhance process stability compared to existing technologies, Invista says. The new ADN technology also virtually eliminates benzene from the production process. Invista has been operating its proprietary technology at pilot-scale for two years at its R&D facility in Orange, Tex. The company is pursuing plans to deploy the new ADN technology at its existing facilities. NET Power The Shaw Group Inc. (Baton Rouge, La. www.shawgrp.com) is teaming up with Net Power LLC (Durham, N.C.; www. netpowerllc.com) and Exelon to develop a new technology for gas-fired power generation. Called NET Power, the new technology is based on a high-pressure, supercritical CO2 oxyfuel power cycle, which is said to produce cost-effective power with little or no air emissions. Shaw will acquire a substantial ownership position (up to 50%) in Net Power LLC, the developer of the technology, and will have exclusive worldwide rights to engineer,…
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