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Bp to explore potential green-hydrogen production project in Egypt

Bp plc (London) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Egypt under which it will explore the potential for establishing a new green hydrogen production facility in the country. The MoU was signed by bp, Egypt’s New…

Ineos takes 50% stake in Sinopec ethane cracker in Tianjin

Ineos (London) and SINOPEC have announced a new Joint Venture (JV) agreement that will see INEOS acquire a 50% share in the existing Tianjin Nangang Ethylene Project from SINOPEC. The project is currently building a 1.2 million ton ethane cracker,…

Jenike & Johanson’s Dr. John Carson honored for his contributions to Bulk Solids Handling

Dr. John Carson, president emeritus of Jenike & Johanson, the world's leading powder and bulk solids handling company, was honored for his lifetime work at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Carson, who cofounded the…

Reducing sludge stickiness with polyaluminum chloride: an investigation of two conditioners

Polyaluminum chloride (PACl) is used as a conditioning agent for reducing the stickiness of waste-activated sludge in wastewater-treatment applications. Presented here is a study comparing two PACl species with different degrees of polymerization The sticky behavior of waste-activated sludge (WAS)…

Trillium receives funding for construction of market demonstration unit for bio-based acrylonitrile

Trillium Renewable Chemicals (Knoxville, Tenn.; www.trilliumchemicals.com) announced today it has raised a $10.6M Series A financing round. The first closing totaled $5.5M and was led by Hyosung Advanced Materials Corporation. Current investor Capricorn Partners also participated. HELM AG has agreed…

Don’t Just Collect Data, Use It: How to Harness Data to Optimize Performance and Improve Profitability

Smart devices are the foundation of a connected chemical plant, producing the data that can help you drive better decision-making across your operations. But having access to data is only the beginning — you also need to collect, orchestrate and…

Global Bioenergies starts up commercial production unit for bio-isobutene

Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) announced that its first commercial production unit is now fully operational. All units (biological isobutene production, purification, condensation and packaging) have been validated and are now in operation. Frédéric Ollivier, Global Bioenergies’ Chief Technical Officer, said:…

ArcelorMittal acquires scrap-metal recycling business in the Netherlands

ArcelorMittal announced that it has acquired Riwald Recycling, a state-of-the-art ferrous scrap metal recycling business based in the Netherlands. Transaction signing occurred with closing, which is subject to customary regulatory approvals, expected by the end of January 2023. Riwald Recycling…

Air Liquide signs an agreement to divest its business in Trinidad and Tobago

Air Liquide (Paris) announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its business in Trinidad and Tobago to Massy Gas Products Holding Ltd. (MGPHL).  As a consequence of this divestiture, the approximately 30 employees of this business will be…

Nouryon purchases alkoxylation plant in Singapore

Nouryon Amsterdam, the Netherlands) announced that it has expanded its alkoxylation footprint in Southeast Asia through an asset purchase on Jurong Island, Singapore. The acquired plant will enhance Nouryon’s ability to serve growing regional customer demand in key end-markets including…