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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
June 11, 2008
Evonik Industries says it will discontinue production of orthoesters at its Niederkassel, Germany plant in the third quarter of this year, due to overcapacity, high raw material prices...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Evonik-Closes-Orthoesters-Plant-in-Germany_12389.html
June 4, 2008
Süd-Chemie says it has started up its new catalysts facility at Mesaieed, Qatar. The company invested in the “low double-digit million euros” in the new facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sud-Chemie-Brings-Catalyst-Plant-Online-in-Qatar_12308.html
April 21, 2008
Specialty chemicals firm Süd-Chemie (Munich) has recorded a 21% hike in Ebit to €101 million in 2007, compared with the year-ago period, on corresponding sales up 7% to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Positive-Outlook-for-Sud-Chemie-through-2009_11499.html
December 20, 2007
DSM’s venture capital arm DSM Venturing says it has made an unspecified investment in Novomer (Ithaca, New York), a materials technology start-up. Novomer is developing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/DSM-Buys-into-Plastics-Derived-from-Carbon-Dioxide_9510.html
December 10, 2007
Johnson Matthey says it has signed an agreement to buy catalysts company Argillon Group (Redwitz, Germany) for €214 million ($313.8 million) in cash from Ceramics Luxembourg, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Johnson-Matthey-to-Buy-Catalyst-Maker-Argillon_9326.html
November 16, 2007
Albemarle says it will invest $15 million to build a new catalyst manufacturing unit at its Baton Rouge facility in order to meet “increasing demand” from the polyolefins...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-Doubles-Polymer-Catalyst-Capacity-at-Baton-Rouge_8997.html
October 22, 2007
Albemarle reported third-quarter net income of $59.1 million (61 cts/share) matching the consensus forecast as reported by Thomson First Call (Boston)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Albemarle-Earnings-Decline-on-Weakness-in-Polymer-Additives_8471.html
September 25, 2007
The company plans to develop white biotech into a substantial business within the group....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sud-Chemie-Builds-Presence-in-White-Biotech_8012.html
September 17, 2007
Süd-Chemie plans to invest €100 million in China over the next 2-3 years....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/catalysts/Sud-Chemie-Plans-Expansion-in-China_7730.html
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