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July 30, 2013
Elementis (London) on Tuesday reported a 10% fall in first half pretax profit to $67.5 million citing maintenance shutdown at its chromium division. The company says it expects a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Elementis-reports-lower-six-months-profits-following-chromium-maintenance-shutdown_54088.html
July 30, 2013
BP's petrochemicals business reported an underlying replacement cost (RC) loss before interest and taxes of $24 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared with an underlying RC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BPs-petchem-business-swings-to-loss_54071.html
July 25, 2013
Johnson Matthey (London) reports a 10% increase in operating profit, to £116.1 million ($178.2 million), in its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with £105.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Johnson-Matthey-reports-10-percent-increase-in-operating-profit-for-quarter_53888.html
July 24, 2013
Ineos is advancing plans to import shale gas from the United States to its Grangemouth, UK, site, the Sunday Herald today reports. The company is in talks with the government on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Ineos-advancing-plans-to-import-US-shale-gas-to-UK-may-hike-cracker-capacity_53629.html
July 24, 2013
John Swire & Sons (London), a diversified corporation has acquired, via its subsidiary Green Investments, Argent Energy (Motherwell, UK), a biodiesel producer, Argent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Swire-acquires-biodiesel-producer-Argent-Energy_53849.html
July 23, 2013
Rütgers Organics (Mannheim, Germany) and International Chemical Investors Group (Frankfurt) say they have signed a definitive agreement to acquire the European business of Viance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Rutgers-Organics-to-acquire-European-business-of-Viance_53836.html
July 23, 2013
Croda's (Goole, UK) second-quarter profit before tax stood at £68 million ($89.5 million), up 6.1% on the same period the year before, the company announced today. Ebit was also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Croda-posts-6-1-percent-increase-in-second-quarter-profits_53830.html
July 22, 2013
Sirius Minerals’ (London) potash project in the United Kingdom has suffered a major setback in a week when the company originally expected to receive the official go-ahead from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-agrees-to-more-potash-offtake-deals-as-consultant-Amec-questions-projects-viability_53796.html
July 22, 2013
CropEnergies (Mannheim, Germany) has acquired bioethanol producer Ensus (Yarm, UK) from private equity firm The Carlyle Group, CropEnergies has announced. Ensus's bioethanol plant was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/CropEnergies-acquires-UK-bioethanol-producer-increasing-capacity-50-percent_53810.html
July 18, 2013
Sirius Minerals (London) has requested that the North York Moors National Park Authority, in the United Kingdom, defer the determination of its York potash mining application, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Sirius-Minerals-seeks-potash-project-deferral-to-address-environmental-issues_53725.html
July 12, 2013
Less Common Metals Ltd. (LCM; Ellesmere Port, UK), a subsidiary of Great Western Minerals Group (GWMG; Saskatoon, SK), a manufacturer and supplier of rare earth–based metal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-based-company-produces-neodymium-metal-from-oxide-via-electrolytic-reduction-process_53597.html
July 11, 2013
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) has launched a strategy for the UK chemical sector, which calls for the industry to grow 50% by 2030. The report, Chemistry Fuelled...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Chemical-Industries-Association-presents-chemical-strategy-to-UK-government_53516.html
July 11, 2013
Gensource Potash (Saskatoon, SK) has signed a binding agreement with Chinese investors to develop potash projects around Saskatoon. Canada Potash Corp. (CPC; Saskatoon)—backed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/China-ups-its-interests-in-potash-projects-worldwide_53515.html
July 9, 2013
The board of Royal Dutch Shell announced today that Ben van Beurden will succeed Peter Voser as CEO, effective 1 January 2014. Peter Voser will leave Shell at the end of March 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Royal-Dutch-Shell-names-former-chemicals-chief-van-Beurden-as-CEO_53453.html
July 8, 2013
The Vivergo bioethanol plant at Hull was officially opened today by Vince Cable, UK secretary of state for business, innovation, and skills, BP has announced. The new plant, a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/BP-DuPont-JV-inaugurates-UKs-largest-bioethanol-unit_53420.html
July 2, 2013
Eastman Chemical says it has broken ground on a capacity increase for its Therminol heat transfer fluids. The plant expansion, located at Newport, United Kingdom, will be a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Eastman-expands-heat-transfer-fluid-capacity-in-UK_53319.html
June 27, 2013
The United Kingdom's shale gas resources are far greater than previously estimated, according to a UK government report, released today. The report, prepared by the British Geological...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/UK-shale-gas-resources-are-double-previous-estimates_53187.html
June 27, 2013
European chemicals output will contract by 1.0% this year before returning to modest growth of 1.5% in 2014, Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, said today. The 2013 figure...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Cefic-forecasts-output-decline-Bock-calls-on-EU-to-address-energy-feedstock-issues_53174.html
June 24, 2013
Adrian Whitfield, chief executive at Synthomer (Harlow, UK), has been elected president of the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London), with effect from 1 July. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/Synthomer-chief-executive-elected-Chemical-Industries-Association-president_53067.html
June 24, 2013
The University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) has been awarded funding to help develop the next generation of renewable chemicals from biomass, for use in the manufacture of materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/western_europe/uk/University-of-Liverpool-obtains-funding-to-develop-next-generation-biobased-chemicals_53077.html
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