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August 23, 2013
Verde Potash (Toronto) has laid out a new strategy for its Cerrado Verde Potash project in western Minas Gerais state, Brazil, the company has announced. The new strategy will reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Verde-Potash-lays-out-new-strategy-for-potash-project-in-Brazil_54693.html
August 22, 2013
A key piece of equipment, the hydrochloric acid burner, was significantly damaged during a loading accident at the supplier’s facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Superior-Plus-delays-hydrochloric-acid-expansion-at-Port-Edwards-WI_54647.html
August 22, 2013
Sinofert Holdings, China’s largest fertilizer producer and distributor, reported a 35.5% lower profit in the first six months at 352.3 million Chinese renminbi ($57.5 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sinofert-posts-lower-profit-potash-cartel-collapse-expected-to-benefit-China_54635.html
August 22, 2013
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking feedback from public- and private-sector stakeholders on the need for federal financial assistance for the research, development...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acrylonitrile/US-DOE-seeks-information-on-renewable-carbon-fiber-technologies-including-biobased-acrylonitrile_54637.html
August 22, 2013
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) has been awarded a contract to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant for Hyosung Corp., CW has learned. The contract, valued at 272.9 billion Korean won...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Daelim-awarded-propane-dehydrogenation-contract-by-Hyosung_54640.html
August 22, 2013
PhosAgro (Moscow) today reported a drop in six-months’ net profit to 4.8 billion Russian ruble ($154 million) compared with R10.8 billion in the first half of 2012. Revenue...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/PhosAgros-six-months-profits-slide-on-lower-DAP-prices_54632.html
August 20, 2013
Compass Minerals today released a business update, detailing its outlook for the second half of 2013. The update cites more typical sales expectations for the season, since a return to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Compass-Minerals-releases-updated-business-outlook_54580.html
August 20, 2013
Belaruskali (Soligorsk, Belarus) will continue marketing its products via Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk), the companies say in a joint statement. BPC retains its status as...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Belaruskali-to-continue-selling-potash-through-BPC-eyes-Brazil-for-future-growth_54578.html
August 20, 2013
BHP Billiton (Melbourne) is going ahead with a $2.6-billion investment to finish the excavation and lining of production and service shafts at the company's previously announced Jansen...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/BHP-Billiton-commits-to-a-further-$2-6-billion-investment-in-Canada-potash-project_54577.html
August 19, 2013
Uralchem (Moscow), one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia, has announced its unaudited financial results for the first 6 months of 2013. Net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Russian-fertilizer-producer-Uralchem-reports-lower-profits-flat-sales_54559.html
August 19, 2013
Atlas Copco (Stockholm) has been awarded a contract to deliver compressors to fertilizer producer Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), Atlas Copco has announced. Acron chose Atlas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Acron-selects-Atlas-Copco-compressors-for-plant-in-Russia_54556.html
August 18, 2013
Petrobras says that its board of directors on Friday approved plans to sell $2.1 billion worth of assets, including upstream and downstream operations. The company is selling...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylbenzene/Petrobras-sells-$2-1-billion-worth-of-assets-including-Innova_54546.html
August 16, 2013
BioNitrogen Holdings (Doral, FL), which uses proprietary technology to convert biomass into urea, has signed an agreement with the Casale Group (Lugano, Switzerland) to employ...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/BioNitrogen-awards-ammonia-urea-plant-contract-to-Casale_54527.html
August 15, 2013
Elemental Minerals (Perth, Australia) says it has been awarded a mining license for its Sintoukola potash project in the Republic of the Congo (ROC), taking the company a step further...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Elemental-Minerals-awarded-potash-mining-license-in-Republic-of-the-Congo_54504.html
August 15, 2013
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest producer of fertilizers, has reported a 20% decrease in second quarter Ebitda to 12.7 billion Russian ruble ($402 million) on sales 8% higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/EuroChems-second-quarter-boosted-by-acquisition-committed-to-potash-despite-turmoil_54501.html
August 14, 2013
LSB Industries (LSB; Oklahoma City, OK) has awarded a contract to Saic Constructors to build a 375,000-ton/year ammonia plant at LSB’s subsidiary El Dorado Nitrogen, (El Dorado...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-Industries-awards-ammonia-plant-contract-to-Saic_54500.html
August 14, 2013
Sorfert Algérie, a fertilizer joint venture between Sonatrach (Algiers) and OCI (Cairo) has commenced commercial production at Arzew, Algeria, OCI announced. The jv's complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sonatrach-OCI-JV-starts-production-at-ammonia-urea-complex-in-Algeria_54481.html
August 14, 2013
GlyEco (Phoenix, AZ) has completed initial technology upgrades and begun producing Type 1 compliant recycled ethylene glycol (EG) for commercial use, GlyEco announced. The company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_glycol/GlyEco-starts-recycled-EG-production-for-commercial-use_54475.html
August 14, 2013
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) is planning to raise capacity for chlor-alkalis and ethylene di-chloride (EDC) at its Yeosu, Korea petrochemical complex, CW has learned. The company will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/ethylene_dichloride/Hanwha-Chemical-plans-chlor-alkali-and-EDC-expansion-at-Yeosu-complex_54472.html
August 13, 2013
Momentive Specialty Chemicals reports a net loss of $28 million compared with net income of $28 million in the year-ago quarter. Operating income fell 53.3% YOY, to $49 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/silicones/Momentive-reports-net-losses-on-weak-epoxies-quartz_54455.html
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