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Online Exclusive: Q&A on AI and digitalization with Honeywell’s Tathagata Basu

The following questions and answers come from a conversation between Chemical Engineering magazine and Tathagata Basu, General Manager – Refining and Petrochemical at Honeywell Process Solutions (Houston, Texas; process.honeywell.com).  The discussion revolves around the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies…

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…

Koch Modular Process Systems and PPL collaborating on new CO2-capture project in Kentucky

Koch Modular Process Systems has announced its collaboration with PPL Corp. (PPL) as a key research partner for a groundbreaking carbon dioxide (CO2) capture project, funded with a $72 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean…

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…

Bp selects BASF’s carbon capture technology for blue-hydrogen project in Teesside

Bp plc (London) and BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) have signed a license agreement for the use of BASF’s gas-treating technology, OASE white, to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) generated during hydrogen production at bp’s proposed blue hydrogen facility in Teesside, H2Teesside.…

Maire awarded EPC contract by Eni for construction of new hydrogen plant at Livorno refinery

MAIRE (Milan, Itlay) announced that its subsidiary KT - Kinetics Technology (Integrated E&C Solutions) has been awarded an EPC contract by Eni S.p.A. (Rome, Italy) to build a hydrogen production plant at Eni’s Livorno refinery.  The value of the contract…

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…