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PhosAgro appoints new board member

12:36 PM MDT | September 16, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading integrated phosphate fertilizer producer, announced today the election of Jim Rogers to its board of directors. Rogers cofounded Quantum Fund and owns Rogers Holdings. He becomes an independent, nonexecutive director of PhosAgro...


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Russian firm plans export-oriented methanol complex in Leningrad region

The Baltic Gas Chemical Co. has concluded preliminary geological investigations at a site in the Leningrad region of Russia, where it plans to build an export-oriented methanol manufacturing complex, local reports say. The 55-hectare site is situated in the...

Bostik opens new adhesives plant in Malaysia

Bostik, a subsidiary of Total and a leading global producer of adhesives for industrial, construction, and consumer markets, has expanded its cementitious powder manufacturing capacity with a new production plant near Johor Bahru, Malaysia, close to the...

Merck Serono confirms pharma alliance with Lupin targeting emerging markets

Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, today confirmed that it is establishing a long-term strategic partnership with Lupin (Mumbai). Lupin will support Merck Serono implement the company’s initiative to expand its general medicines...

Sibur reports improved half-year results, rubber remains under pressure

Sibur (Moscow), an integrated gas processing and petrochemical company, today reported improved half-year results due a large extent to recently completed investment projects. Ebitda rose 29.8%, to 49.5 billion Russian rubles ($1.28 billion), on 32.1% higher...

Sibur proceeds with $9.5-billion petchem project at Tobolsk

Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company, said today that, following the completion of the front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts and assessment of the design documentation, it is proceeding with the previously announced...

Technip awarded refinery expansion project in Bahrain

Technip announced today that it has been awarded a “significant” contract by the Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco; Manama). Under the terms of the reimbursable contract, Technip will develop the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Sitra...

Israel Chemicals to list on New York Stock Exchange

Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv), a producer of fertilizers and specialty chemicals, on Friday announced the commencement of its international initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). ICL has set a nominal fundraising target of...

Advanced Petrochemical and SK Gas form joint venture for PDH plant

Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail) said on Sunday that its 95%-owned subsidiary Advanced Global Investment Co. (AGIC) and SK Gas (Seoul) have formed a joint venture for their previously announced propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant at Ulsan, South Korea. The...

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes advance with biobased acrylic acid manufacture

Cargill and Novozymes today announced a new milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) to glacial acrylic acid and...

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