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June 3, 2009
Albemarle says it has launched a new refinery catalyst designed to increase naphtha yields from gas oil feeds by as much as 3%, while significantly reducing coke. The catalyst, sold...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Catalyst-Ups-Naphtha-Yields-3-percent-Albemarle-Says_19210.html
May 22, 2009
Albemarle says it expects innovations in catalysts to drive solid earnings growth in 2010 and beyond. Albemare’s long-term strategy is to increase its market position in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-Aims-to-Boost-Growth-in-Catalysts_19081.html
May 5, 2009
SDCmaterials (Tempe, AZ), a catalyst and additives maker, has closed a series B funding round that raised $14 million. Invus Financial Advisors (New York) led the round, and previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Catalyst-Start-Up-Completes-Series-B-Round-of-V-C-Funding_18668.html
April 21, 2009
Süd-Chemie says it has signed an agreement to acquire BASF’s production site for synthesis gas (syngas) catalysts at Nanjing, China. The acquisition includes production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sud-Chemie-to-Acquire-BASFs-Syngas-Catalysts-Facility-in-China-update_18342.html
April 16, 2009
Using N-heterocyclic carbenes, researchers say they successfully reduced carbon dioxide at room temperature....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Researchers-Find-CO2-to-Methanol-Process_18310.html
April 16, 2009
The company is targeting the flame retardant additives and oil refinery catalyst markets with its first products....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Applied-NanoWorks-Shifts-Focus-Changes-Name_18309.html
April 16, 2009
Most of the increased capacity was for LYNX catalysts at BASF's Pasadena, TX site....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-Adds-Polypropylene-Catalyst-Capacity_18308.html
April 2, 2009
The new class of catalysts may lead to new synthesis strategies and the possible replacement of petrochemical feedstocks by abundant small alkanes, Argonne says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Argonne-National-Lab-Develops-Greener-Catalyst-for-Propylene-Production_17982.html
March 31, 2009
Süd-Chemie (Munich) predicts that its Ebit will fall by 15%-19% in 2009 from an Ebit for full-year 2008 of €117.1 million. Corresponding sales for 2009 are predicted to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sud-Chemie-Predicts-15-percent-19-percent-Drop-in-Ebit-for-2009-Posts-Record-Results-for-2008_17926.html
March 27, 2009
Combined with "optimized operating conditions," the technology increases the yield of light-cycle oil (LCO) by 10%, BASF says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/BASF-Catalyst-Increases-Diesel-Yield_17865.html
February 25, 2009
Company will use the funds to demonstrates the effectiveness of its algae biogasification process that turns vegetation and similar biomass into ethane, hydrogen, or other synthetic gases (syngas)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/QuantumSphere-Awarded-Algae-to-Biofuel-Grant_17229.html
February 18, 2009
Funds will be used over the next two years to develop catalysts derived from iron, copper, and other metals....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/ACS-Pharma-Industry-Award-Grant-for-Green-Catalyst-Research_17093.html
January 28, 2009
One major chemical company is well into discussions to sell “the crown jewels” of its fine chemicals business....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Informex-The-Economy-Is-the-Hot-Topic_16716.html
January 26, 2009
Novozymes, the enzymes technology firm, has bucked the chemical industry’s seemingly endless reports of plant shutdowns and sales drop offs, by announcing “strong”...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Novozymes-Bucks-Trend-by-Predicting-Growth-in-2009_16585.html
January 16, 2009
Global demand for catalysts is forecast to increase nearly 6%/year, to $16.3 billion by 2012, says a recent report by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). Volumes are expected to grow...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Global-Catalyst-Demand-to-Rise_15747.html
January 13, 2009
Rahu Catalytics (Nottingham, U.K.) says it has entered into a license and supply agreement with OM Group (OMG; Cleveland) for Rahu’s iron-based oxidation catalyst. Under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/OM-Group-Licenses-Rahu-Catalyst-Technology-for-Coatings_16295.html
December 23, 2008
Albemarle said Friday that it intends to cut annualized costs by about $40 million next year in response to the difficult economic environment. "Given the challenges of the global...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-Targets-Cost-Savings_16067.html
November 26, 2008
Johnson Matthey said earlier today that it has completed the sale of its ceramic insulators and alumina businesses in Germany, Poland and Romania to Lapp Insulator (Le Roy, NY) for...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-Completes-Sale-of-Ceramic-Insulator-and-Alumina-Businesses_15609.html
September 24, 2008
Chemists at Newcastle University (Newcastle, U.K.) say they are progressing “extremely well” and may now be about four years from commercializing an energy-efficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Chemical-Alternative-to-Carbon-Capture-and-Storage-Emerges-from-U-K-Lab_14399.html
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