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June 19, 2015
The European Commission has requested Germany to ensure the full transposition of the European Union’s energy efficiency directive, under which EU member states must meet certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/European-Commission-takes-action-against-Germany-Greece-over-energy-efficiency-directive_71475.html
June 19, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and BP on Friday signed several production, refining, and production agreements at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. BP owns 19.75% of Rosneft. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BP-gains-full-control-of-Gelsenkirchen-as-part-of-refining-and-production-pact-with-Rosneft_71472.html
June 19, 2015
Alexey Miller, chairman of Gazprom; Klaus Schäfer, member of the board of E.ON; Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell; and Manfred Leitner, member of the board of OMV, on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gazprom-E-On-Shell-and-OMV-agree-to-develop-gas-transmission-infrastructure-to-deliver-Russian-gas-to-Europe_71464.html
June 19, 2015
Evonik Industries announced today that it is introducing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and peracetic acid grades for drug, medical products, and cosmetics manufacturers in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Evonik-and-Brenntag-cooperate-in-hydrogen-peroxide-peracetic-acid-for-pharma-and-cosmetics-markets_71463.html
June 19, 2015
Energy major OMV (Vienna) and Gazprom (Moscow) on Thursday signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum covering long-term projects. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/OMV-and-Gazprom-sign-MOU-covering-upstream-investments_71461.html
June 19, 2015
Henkel has expanded its adhesives production with the opening of a dry building mixes plant in Novosibirsk Region, Russia. Regional governor Vladimir Gorodetsky, Henkel Russia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Henkel-opens-adhesives-plant-in-Russia_71473.html
June 19, 2015
Merck KGaA on Friday laid a foundation stone for a new OLED materials production plant at Darmstadt, Germany. The unit will produce high-purity OLED materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Merck-KGaA-starts-construction-of-new-OLED-facility-in-Germany_71470.html
June 18, 2015
A consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and leading international investors, have agreed to invest in the development of ZapSibNeftekhim, Sibur’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-secures-funds-for-its-largest-petchems-project-planned-at-Tobolsk_71453.html
June 18, 2015
BASF has declared force majeure on hexamethylenediamine (HMDA), nylon salt, and nylon-6,6 polymers, the company announced today. The force majeure, in place since 16 June, follows...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/BASF-declares-force-majeure-on-nylon-66-polymers-and-compounds_71439.html
June 18, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid) expects to be back at normal operating rates at its phenol and acetone production unit at Huelva, Spain by July although a force majeure on these products remains...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Cepsa-expects-phenol-acetone-production-at-Spanish-site-to-return-to-normal-by-July_71435.html
June 18, 2015
Sibur and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, have signed a memorandum of cooperation at the Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/eastern_europe/russia/Sibur-and-Schneider-Electric-sign-deal-to-enhance-energy-efficiency-and-reduce-operating-costs-at-Sibur-plants_71433.html
June 17, 2015
Bayer CropScience has announced a number of personnel changes effective 1 June 2015. A new function of business affairs & communications has been established within the Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Bayer-CropScience-makes-personnel-changes_71418.html
June 17, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Redcar, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, says it has received its first patent approval for its process for manufacturing graphene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Applied-Graphene-Materials-receives-patent-for-graphene-production-process_71396.html
June 17, 2015
Neste (Espoo, Finland) and Haltermann Carless Solutions (HCS Group; Frankfurt) are establishing a preferred partnership for renewable distillate products, Neste said Wednesday. Using...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Neste-and-HCS-partner-for-biobased-distillates_71395.html
June 17, 2015
Gurit (Zurich), a producer of composite materials, on Tuesday said that it has raised the outlook for the company`s sales and earnings in the first half of 2015. Based on favorable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Gurit-raises-financial-outlook-for-first-half-of-2015_71393.html
June 17, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell and BG Group (Reading, UK) said on Tuesday that the US FTC had cleared Shell’s proposed $70-billion acquisition of rival BG. The companies aim to complete the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/FTC-clears-Shell-and-BGs-$70-billion-deal_71392.html
June 16, 2015
Wacker Chemie announced on Tuesday that it has been informed by the syndicate of banks involved in the initial public offering of Siltronic, the silicon wafer producer, that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Greenshoe-option-fully-exercised-in-Siltronics-IPO_71350.html
June 16, 2015
Deinove (Montpellier, France), a biotech company developing processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, on Tuesday announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/Deinove-partners-with-POS-Bio-Sciences-to-develop-production-of-carotenoids_71349.html
June 16, 2015
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries on Tuesday confirmed plans announced in 2014 that they will build and operate a membrane electrolysis facility for chlorine and potassium hydroxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/AkzoNobel-and-Evonik-proceed-with-chlor-alkali-investment-in-Germany_71348.html
June 16, 2015
The European Union is on track to meet its legally binding target to have 20% of its energy consumption based on renewable energy by 2020. The European Commission projects that 15.3%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/EU-on-track-to-hit-2020-renewable-energy-targets_71371.html
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