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June 27, 2014
Pulp, paper, and timber company UPM (Helsinki) is completing work on the world's first commercial-scale, wood-based biorefinery at Lappeenranta, Finland, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/UPM-to-commission-first-commercial-scale-wood-based-biorefinery_62123.html
June 27, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), a producer of fertilizers; and the Rio Tinto group have formed a joint venture to evaluate developing their jointly held potash properties in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Acron-and-Rio-Tinto-form-JV-to-develop-Albany-potash-deposit-in-SK_62120.html
June 26, 2014
Afton Chemical (Richmond, VA), part of NewMarket Corp., has held a ground breaking ceremony for a previously announced chemical additives manufacturing facility on Jurong Island...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Afton-Chemical-breaks-ground-on-Singapore-project_62049.html
June 26, 2014
Haldor Topsøe is establishing an automotive catalyst production facility in Brazil, the company announced today. It will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Haldor-Topsøe-to-build-automotive-catalysts-plant-in-Brazil_62045.html
June 26, 2014
Ashta Chemicals (Ashtabula, OH) says it will invest $60 million to convert its mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant to membrane-cell technology. Ineos Technologies will provide process design services and three Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Ashta-Chemicals-to-convert-Ohio-chlor-alkali-plant-to-membrane-cell-process_62021.html
June 26, 2014
Sabic and Mitsubishi Rayon, partners in an equally-owned methyl methacrylate (MMA) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) manufacturing joint venture in Saudi Arabia, earlier this...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Sabic-Mitsubishi-Rayon-jv-awards-contract-for-delayed-MMA-PMMA-project-in-Saudi-Arabia_62043.html
June 26, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience’s (BMS) polyurethane systems house Bayer Pearl has broken ground for its new headquarters in the Dubai Investments Park, which will be the site of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Bayer-MaterialScience-and-Pearl-Insulation-break-ground-for-Dubai-project_62044.html
June 24, 2014
BioAmber's (Minneapolis) Canadian subsidiary, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., has secured a C$20-million ($18.6 million) commercial loan from a financial consortium led by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BioAmber-secures-C$20-million-loan-for-Sarnia-biobased-succinic-acid-project_61989.html
June 23, 2014
Oneok Partners’ (Tulsa, OK) 75,000-bbl/day natural gas liquids fractionator, now under construction at Mont Belvieu, TX, has received a Greenhouse Gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit from EPA. Oneok expects to complete the fractionator project, which will cost $525–575 million, during the fourth quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Oneok-gets-air-permit-for-$550-million-Mont-Belvieu-NGL-fractionator_61973.html
June 23, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest fertilizer company and a top-10 fertilizer player globally, today announced that it has won the auction for the right to explore and produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/EuroChem-wins-new-potash-licence-in-Russia-will-become-major-potash-player_61962.html
June 20, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) has broken ground for the construction of two 500,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants at its site in Old Ocean, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/CPChem-begins-construction-of-polyethylene-plants-at-Old-Ocean-TX_61886.html
June 20, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical says it has begun constructing second steam cracker at its Baytown, TX, facility and two downstream polyethylene lines at its Mont Belvieu, TX, plastics plant. EPA gave the project a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit last month....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/ExxonMobil-begins-expanding-Baytown-ethylene-PE_61929.html
June 20, 2014
Farms and Families of North America Fertilizer Limited Partnership (FNA FLP; Saskatoon, SK), an alliance of farmers designed to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant, announced today the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Farmers-organization-announces-site-for-$1-7-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant_61930.html
June 18, 2014
Praxair announced today that is has started up a 125-m.t./day noncryogenic vaccum-pressure-swing adsorption plant at the Montes del Plata pulp mill at Punta Pereira, Uruguay. Under a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Praxair-starts-up-oxygen-supply-at-Uruguay-pulp-mill_61910.html
June 18, 2014
IHI's wholly owned engineering and construction (E&C) subsidiary has been selected to provide detailed engineering and procurement services to Dakota Gasification Co., (DGC...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/IHI-E-and-C-awarded-EP-services-contract-for-urea-plant-in-North-Dakota_61893.html
June 18, 2014
EPA has approved BASF's Sultan miticide with the active ingredient cyflumetofen for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, and interiorscapes, the company says. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/BASF-receives-EPA-approval-for-Sultan-miticide_61887.html
June 16, 2014
A new green chemistry complex was inaugurated at Porto Torres, Italy on Monday by Matrìca, an equally owned joint venture between Versalis (Milan), ENI’s chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Matrica-commissions-green-chemistry-complex-at-Porto-Torres_61853.html
June 16, 2014
LG Chem said on Sunday that it is in the final stage of selecting a strategic partner to set up a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery joint venture manufacturing plant in China. The news...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/LG-Chem-to-form-Li-ion-battery-production-JV-in-China_61823.html
June 16, 2014
Iran plans to turn the Sea of Oman’s costal region into the country’s petrochemical hub, says deputy managing director of the National Petrochemical Co. (Tehran) Mohammad...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Iran-to-develop-petchem-hub-by-Sea-of-Oman-China-pledges-project-finance_61820.html
June 16, 2014
Gail India will cut its equity stake in ONGC Petro-additions’ (Opal, Vadodara) world-scale petrochemical project at Dahej, India, from 19.0% to 11.6 %, since the project faces...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/projects/Gails-stake-in-Opal-drops-since-project-faces-cost-overruns-and-delays_61827.html
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