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May 23, 2011
The Society of Chemical Industry, America International Group, has awarded the 2011 SCI Perkin Medal to Rodney Banks, a research fellow at Nalco, for his work on sensor technologies that has led to more efficient use of water and energy in industrial processes....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Nalcos-Banks-to-Receive-2011-SCI-Perkin-Medal_34990.html
May 19, 2011
An international team, of scientists, led by researchers at Monash University (Victoria, Australia) has developed a manganese-based catalyst for splitting water into hydrogen and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/International-Team-Develops-Catalyst-for-Splitting-Water_34933.html
May 17, 2011
There are indications that the market pressure for biofuel manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic may be increasing. Ensus (Wilton), the owner of Europe’s largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Biofuel-Market-Conditions-Tougher-on-Both-Sides-of-the-Atlantic_34891.html
May 16, 2011
YPF, Argentina’s largest energy company, says it has discovered a large shale deposit at its Loma La Lata field, estimated to hold 257 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Argentina-Boosts-Shale_34784.html
May 13, 2011
This Week on CW: M&G is the latest company to announce new construction plans on the Gulf Coast, in the form of a world-scale PET and PTA facility. DuPont, meanwhile, is investing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-May-13_34865.html
May 13, 2011
Air Products has disclosed that in the past few days it has brought on stream a proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, purification and compression system at energy firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Carbon-Capture-Air-Products-Tests-Technology-in-German-Pilot-Facility_34854.html
April 28, 2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and its partners, Hakutsuru Sake Brewing Co., and Kansai Chemical Engineering Co., have completed work to develop technology to produce ethanol for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/MHI-and-Partners-Complete-Work-on-Cellulosic-Bioethanol-Process_34429.html
April 25, 2011
Editor's note: Our offices were closed on Friday. Here's a quick, if belated, news and innovation round-up. This Week on CW: Dow Chemical is planning a major ethylene and propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/News-and-Innovation-Round-Up-April-25-2011_34356.html
April 22, 2011
Dow plans to increase ethylene capacity by 2.3 million m.t./year and propylene by 900,000 m.t./year by 2018....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Dow-to-Build-U-S-Ethylene-Propylene-Plants_34306.html
April 14, 2011
Current U.K. and European policies on biofuels “encourage unethical practices,” according to a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCB; London). The report is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/EU-Biofuel-Policies-"Unethical"_34108.html
April 12, 2011
Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (M&G; Tortona, Italy), the world’s largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for packaging applications, says today it is conducting a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Italian-Firm-Starts-Building-Commercial-scale-Cellulosic-Ethanol-Plant-update_34061.html
April 5, 2011
Molycorp (Greenwood Village, CO) has purchased a 90% stake in AS Silmet (Tallinn, Estonia), which owns and operates a rare earths production facility at Sillamae, Estonia, for $89...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Molycorp-Buys-European-Rare-Earths-Facility_33942.html
March 29, 2011
Evonik Industries says it has completed basic engineering for a 60,000-m.t./year biodiesel catalysts plant, which it plans to build at Puerto General San Martin, Argentina...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Evonik-Builds-Biodiesel-Catalysts-Plant-in-Argentina_33796.html
March 28, 2011
CP Chem says it is conducting a feasibility study for a world-scale ethane cracker and ethylene derivatives plant at one of its Gulf Coast facilities using cost-advantaged feedstock from shale gas.  The CP Chem announcement is the most significant yet related to the improved cost position of U.S. petrochemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chevron-Phillips-Chemical-Studying-U-S-Gulf-Coast-Ethane-Cracker_33776.html
March 27, 2011
Petrochemical makers gathering for NPRA’s annual International Petrochemical Meeting (IPC), in San Antonio, TX on March 27-29, have seen the economic and regulatory environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/NPRA-2011-A-More-Manageable-Regulatory-Climate_33571.html
March 27, 2011
A renewed U.S. ethane advantage has lifted the fortunes of North American petrochemical makers. A surge in supply from unconventional gas sources has increased the availability and reduced the cost of ethane and other natural gas liquid (NGL) feedstocks....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Petrochemicals_33582.html
March 25, 2011
Japan’s chemical industry continues to be significantly adversely affected by the recent earthquake. CW's journalists are following any reports of shortages of certain materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-up-March-25_33757.html
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Rio-+20-Comes-into-View-A-Challenge-and-Opportunity-for-Industry_33647.html
March 23, 2011
PetroAlgae Inc. (Melbourne, FL), a leading renewable energy company that licenses its commercial micro-crop technology, has entered into an agreement with Haldor Topsoe to provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/PetroAlgae-Partners-with-Haldor-Topsoe-in-Renewable-Fuels-Based-on-Biomass_33644.html
March 16, 2011
Senator Bob Casey (D., PA) has reintroduced legislation that would require the oil and gas industry to disclose the chemicals they use in the process hydraulic fracturing, or fracking...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/energy_and_feedstocks/Casey-Reintroduces-Fracking-Disclosure-Bill_33490.html
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