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December 19, 2013
KBR announced today that its ammonia process technology has been selected by Midwest Fertilizer for its new fertilizer manufacturing plant at Mt. Vernon, IN. The 2,200 m.t./day ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/KBR-receives-contract-for-Indiana-ammonia-plant_57578.html
December 19, 2013
Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Joseph Shaulson as its new president and CEO, effective 2...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Metabolix-names-new-CEO_57567.html
December 19, 2013
Lonza says that its Arch Chemicals business has filed a petition with the US Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission to initiate antidumping and countervailing duty...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lonza-files-petition-in-US-to-investigate-calcium-hypochlorite-dumping-by-China_57534.html
December 19, 2013
Invista plans to become a significant supplier of nylon-12, building its position on a new monomer technology, the company announced on 18 December. Invista says it will soon employ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Invista-plans-to-produce-nylon-12_57518.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/regions/north_america/us/Biodiesel-producer-REG-to-acquire-renewable-fuel-firm_57482.html
December 19, 2013
Harwick Standard Distribution Corp. (Akron, OH) and Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland), a producer of synthetic rubbers have announced an alliance under which Harwick Standard will distribute...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Synthos-appoints-Harwick-Standard-as-its-synthetic-rubber-distributor-in-the-US-and-Canada_57541.html
December 18, 2013
Pacific Ethanol, a producer of renewable fuels, has signed an agreement with Sweetwater Energy (Rochester, NY), a cellulosic sugar producer, for Sweetwater to supply industrial sugars...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Pacific-Ethanol-signs-supply-agreement-for-industrial-sugar_57503.html
December 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries and ConAgra foods were found liable to pay $1.1 billion to replace or mitigate lead paint in thousands of homes in California in a court ruling...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Sherwin-Williams-NL-Industries-ordered-to-pay-$1-1-billion-in-lead-paint-case_57489.html
December 18, 2013
AkzoNobel announced today that it has agreed to transfer pension obligations for current US retirees to MetLife Insurance. The company says the annuity purchase is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AkzoNobel-to-purchase-annuities-for-US-retiree-pension-obligations_57486.html
December 18, 2013
Albemarle said today it expects fourth-quarter earnings to total $83-$88 million, or $1.02-$1.07/share, with full-year 2013 earnings totaling $4-$4.05/share. This compares with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Albemarle-updates-earnings-guidance_57485.html
December 18, 2013
BASF and John Deere (Moline, IL) plan to jointly develop a suite of integrated precision farming and farm management solutions, BASF says. These tools, developed with growers, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-and-John-Deere-partner-to-develop-yield-enhancement-solutions_57465.html
December 18, 2013
BASF and Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) announced today that they will jointly scale up Renmatix’s Plantrose process for extraction of industrial sugars from lignocellulosic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-signs-joint-development-deal-with-cellulosic-sugar-firm_57463.html
December 17, 2013
Air Products announced today that it is signed a long-term agreement for the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (Sire; Council Bluffs, IA), an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Products-to-build-carbon-dioxide-plant-in-Iowa_57460.html
December 17, 2013
Jacobs Engineering says it has been awarded a contract by Midwest Fertilizer to provide management services to a nitrogen-based plant at Posey County, IN. Financial terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Jacobs-awarded-$2-billion-nitrogen-plant-contract_57451.html
December 17, 2013
ACC says its Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) rose slightly in December, signalling continued, moderate that is expected to continue in 2014. The CAB ticked up 0.1%, to 93.9 on a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACCs-December-economic-indicator-ticks-up_57450.html
December 17, 2013
Dow AgroSciences and John Deere announced today that they will work together to develop approaches and technology that will deliver data and provide information to farmers that will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-and-John-Deere-announce-precision-ag-partnership_57448.html
December 17, 2013
Syngenta says that it has signed an agreement to sell its Dulcinea Farms (Ladera Ranch, CA) business to Pacific Trellis Fruit (Fresno, CA), an international grower and marketer of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Syngenta-sells-US-fresh-produce-business_57439.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/regions/north_america/us/EIA-US-oil-and-natural-gas-production-to-continue-surge_57436.html
December 16, 2013
Evonik announced today that it has appointed Burkhard Zoller as North American CFO, effective 1 January. Zoller currently heads Evonik’s inorganic materials business unit for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Evonik-names-North-America-CFO_57434.html
December 16, 2013
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained steady at 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Debt up 0.6%; up 6.3% Y/Y...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-13-Dec-2013_57422.html
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