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June 13, 2014
Highfield Resources (West Perth, Australia), a developer of three potash projects in northern Spain, has raised $32 million for its three wholly owned potash projects in the area, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Highfield-Resources-raises-funds-for-Spanish-potash-projects_61795.html
June 13, 2014
C3 Petrochemicals, an affiliate of Ascend Performance Materials, has received a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit for its Alvin, TX, propane dehydrogenation project, according to an EPA statement....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EPA-approves-construction-of-Ascends-1-million-m-t-year-Texas-PDH-plant_61804.html
June 13, 2014
Nova Chemicals' Joffre, AB, complex has started using the first barrels of ethane supplied from natural gas associated with oil production from the Bakken Shale, the company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nova-Chemicals-Joffre-complex-starts-using-ethane-from-Bakken-Shale_61802.html
June 13, 2014
EPA and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality have granted air permits allowing G2X Energy (Houston) to begin construction of a gas-to-liquids plant at Lake Charles, LA, the company says. The facility will have capacity to produce 12,500 bbl/day of gasoline, methanol, or both....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/G2X-receives-permits-for-Lake-Charles-gas-to-liquids-project_61752.html
June 13, 2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it has commissioned and started up a 1-hexene plant at its Cedar Bayou complex at Baytown, TX. The 250,000-m.t./year plant is the world’s largest for the on-purpose production of 1-hexene, the company says.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPChem-starts-Cedar-Bayou-1-hexene-plant_61764.html
June 12, 2014
The Chinese government says that China is now the world's second-largest carbon trading market following the European Union (EU). According to data released by the National Development...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-becomes-worlds-second-largest-carbon-trading-market_61710.html
June 12, 2014
Clariant today held an official inauguration ceremony at its Tangerang, Indonesia, site. The project adds production capabilities and service support for its customers in Indonesia and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-inaugurates-major-expansion-at-Indonesian-site_61707.html
June 12, 2014
The European Council has reached agreement that provides for a two-step procedure enabling European member states to restrict or even ban the cultivation of authorized...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/European-Council-agrees-to-allow-member-states-to-restrict-or-ban-cultivation-of-GMOs_61721.html
June 12, 2014
TPC Group, North America's leading producer of butene and butadiene, and UOP today announced the they have entered into an agreement for UOP to be the exclusive licensor of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/TPC-and-UOP-link-in-on-purpose-butadiene-technology-licensing_61720.html
June 12, 2014
Meiji Holdings (Tokyo), through its Meiji Seika Pharma subsidiary, has agreed to acquire Bangalore, India based Medreich Ltd. Meiji agreed to pay $290 million for Medreich, which in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Meiji-to-acquire-Indian-contract-manufacturing-and-generic-drugs-firm-Medreich-for-$290-million_61717.html
June 12, 2014
Source: Ford. Researchers at Ford Motor Co. and Heinz are investigating the use of tomato fibers to develop composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing, the companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ford-Heinz-collaborate-to-explore-use-of-tomato-by-product-to-make-composite-materials_61714.html
June 12, 2014
Merck KGaA says it has reached an agreement to sell the laboratory equipment and production units of Chemische Fabrik Lehrte, a business within Merck that produces industrial salts at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-sells-assets-of-Chemische-Fabrik-Lehrte-to-Schussler-Novachem_61709.html
June 12, 2014
The West Bengal government and The Chatterjee Group (TCG)—co-promoters of Haldia Petrochemicals (HPL; Kolkata), the only major producer of petrochemicals and polymers on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Haldia-dispute-close-to-being-resolved-Indian-Oil-no-longer-interested_61708.html
June 11, 2014
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) has chosen the Houston Ship Channel for the site of a new ethane export facility. The company says it has signed a 30-year agreement with the Port of Houston for use of facilities adjacent to Enterprise’s Morgan’s Point terminal....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Enterprise-to-site-ethane-export-terminal-on-Houston-Ship-Channel_61699.html
June 11, 2014
Oxea says that “technical issues” arose at the end of a major scheduled maintenance turnaround at its Bay City, TX, facility. Although all units are back in operation, inventories of oxo products and esters “are extremely low throughout the supply chain,” the company stated in a press release issued on 11 June....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Oxea-reports-temporary-service-disruption-at-Bay-City-TX-intermediates-facility_61701.html
June 11, 2014
The RAG Foundation (Frankfurt), a public-sector trust, says it will reduce its stake in Evonik Industries to diversify its investment risks, according to Reuters reports. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Report-German-trust-to-cut-stake-in-Evonik_61556.html
June 11, 2014
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA) and DSM's food specialties business have signed a collaborative agreement involving early-stage research of several biological active...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-food-specialties-unit-and-Marrone-Bio-sign-R-and-D-agreement_61544.html
June 11, 2014
KI Chemistry, a unit of Kulczyk Investments controlled by Poland’s richest man, Jan Kulczyk, has agreed to buy 51.1% stake in the chemical producer Ciech (Warsaw) following an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KI-Chemistry-buys-majority-stake-in-Ciech_61572.html
June 11, 2014
Johnson Matthey (London) reports a 24.9% rise in profits for the company’s fiscal year, ended 31 March, compared with the previous fiscal year, to £338.7 million ($566...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Johnson-Matthey-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_61571.html
June 11, 2014
Merck said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire of biopharmaceuticals company Idenix Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) for $24.50/share in cash. The boards of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-to-acquire-biopharmaceutical-company-Idenix-for-$3-85-billion_61621.html
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