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January 15, 2014
Total says it has received the go-ahead from the Chinese authorities to proceed with a coal-to-olefins joint venture with China Power Investment Corp. (CPI; Beijing) in the autonomous...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Total-gets-green-light-for-coal-to-olefins-JV-in-China_57976.html
January 15, 2014
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a startup developing catalyst technology to convert natural gas into ethylene and fuels, announced today that Braskem is funding construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Braskem-to-collaborate-with-methane-to-ethylene-startup-Siluria_57977.html
January 14, 2014
A new group, the Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance, will work to influence public policy in support of technologies for converting nonrecycled plastics into petroleum-based products, ACC announced on 14 January. Formed within ACC’s plastics division, the group includes Agilyx  (Beaverton, OR), Cynar (London), and RES Polyflow (Akron, OH) among its founding members...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/ACC-debuts-Plastics-to-Oil-Technologies-Alliance_57956.html
January 14, 2014
CB&I has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Chiyoda (Yokohama) to design and build liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities in North America. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/CB-and-I-and-Chiyoda-sign-agreement-covering-North-American-LNG-export-facilities_57944.html
January 14, 2014
Fluor says that its joint venture with JGC has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction contract by Chevron Canada for a proposed Kitimat liquefied natural gas (LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Fluor-and-JGC-awarded-Chevrons-LNG-contract-in-Canada_57943.html
January 13, 2014
KiOR (Pasadena, TX) will halt production at its Columbus, MS cellulosic fuel plant during the first quarter of this year to implement a series of optimization measures at the facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Cellulosic-fuel-producer-KiOR-halts-plant-for-capacity-efficiency-expansion_57921.html
January 13, 2014
Energy giant Total said today that it has acquired a 40% interest in two shale gas exploration licenses in the United Kingdom, making it the first oil major to enter shale gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Total-to-drill-for-shale-gas-in-UK-as-government-sweetens-incentives_57915.html
January 10, 2014
Azabache Energy (Calgary, AB) has commenced a well fracture stimulation at the Covunco Norte-Sur block in Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation, the company has announced. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Canadian-firm-commences-well-fracture-stimulation-at-Argentina-shale-formation_57863.html
January 7, 2014
Enterprise Product Partners has announced a revised expansion of its Houston liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) export terminal at Oiltanking's (Hamburg) tank storage complex on the Houston Ship Channel. This project supersedes an expansion announced in October 2013, Enterprise said recently. The company also continues to evaluate the development of an ethane export terminal....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Enterprise-revises-expansion-of-Houston-LPG-terminal-continues-discussions-around-ethane-export-terminal_57776.html
December 30, 2013
Researchers from the department of chemistry at York University (York, UK), the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (Paris), and Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) say...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Researchers-discover-family-of-enzymes-that-degrade-biomass-into-sugars-potentially-for-biofuel-production_57681.html
December 30, 2013
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' (Sioux Falls, SD) first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant—at  Emmetsburg, IA—is on schedule for start-up in early 2014, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Parts-of-Poet-DSM-cellulosic-ethanol-plant-to-be-commissioned-in-January_57680.html
December 19, 2013
BASF's mergers and acquisitions team is preparing a multibillion-euro bid for DEA (Hamburg), the oil and gas exploration business of utility company RWE (Essen, Germany), according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Reports-BASF-planning-bid-for-oil-and-gas-exploration-firm-DEA_57544.html
December 19, 2013
Deinove (Paris), a green chemistry startup, has signed a license option agreement with Génoplante Valor (Paris) via INRA Transfert (Paris), a research-enhancement subsidiary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Green-chemistry-startup-licenses-technology-to-improve-isoprenoid-biosynthetic-pathways_57481.html
December 19, 2013
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA), and Syntroleum Corp. (Tulsa, OK), have entered into an asset-purchase agreement pursuant to which REG would acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Biodiesel-producer-REG-to-acquire-renewable-fuel-firm_57482.html
December 18, 2013
The European Commission has opened an investigation into Germany's renewable energy law (EEG), chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Germany's energy-intensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/VCI-says-financial-relief-for-energy-intensive-industries-is-critical-and-appropriate-update_57419.html
December 16, 2013
According to a new forecast from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), domestic production of both crude oil and natural gas will continue to grow, with oil nearing historic highs by 2016. But whereas oil production will begin to decline in 2020, natural gas production will increase by 56% during 2012-2040. The expanding supply will lower prices, providing a powerful boost to gas-intensive industries, driving greater exports of natural gas, and allowing natural gas to displace coal as the nation’s largest source of electric power generation, says EIA....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/EIA-US-oil-and-natural-gas-production-to-continue-surge_57436.html
December 16, 2013
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO; Delft) and AV Topchiev Institute for Petrochemical Synthesis (TIPS; Moscow) have signed a letter of intent to create...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Two-research-institutes-partner-to-market-new-XTL-process-technology_57416.html
December 13, 2013
Simadan Holding (Amsterdam) will invest €65 million ($89.5 million) to build a second-generation biodiesel plant at Amsterdam, the company announced today. The waste-to-fuel plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Dutch-company-to-invest-&euro65-million-for-second-generation-biodiesel-project_57394.html
December 13, 2013
Wintershall (Kassel, Germany), the upstream oil and gas subsidiary of BASF, is optimizing its portfolio by divesting its share in selected assets on the UK continental shelf,  to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/BASF-exploration-and-production-subsidiary-sells-North-Sea-assets-to-Hungarys-MOL_57387.html
December 11, 2013
US chemical makers are firmly “back in the game” thanks to the cost advantage enabled by low-cost shale feedstocks, according to ACC’s year-end review and outlook. US chemical production was up 1.6% in 2013 and is expected to rise 2.5% in 2014 and 3.5% in 2015, says Kevin Swift, ACC chief economist and managing director. “Following a decade of lost competitiveness, American chemistry is reemerging as a growth industry,” Swift says....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/US-chemicals-production-set-to-accelerate-on-shale-benefit_57272.html
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