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Albemarle, Haldor Topsoe collaboration advances catalyst research technology

Albemarle announced today that its collaboration with Delft University of Technology, Haldor Topsoe, FEI Company, and Leiden Probe Microscopy has led to ­­­an innovative new method for studying catalyst dynamics under actual operating conditions...

Evogene and Marrone Bio collaborate on biopesticides

Israeli plant genomics firm Evogene (Rehovot) and biopesticide maker Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA) announced today that they have signed a multiyear, collaborative agreement targeting jointly discovering novel modes of biological action for insect...


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Basic Chemicals

ZeoGas to use ExxonMobil methanol-to-gasoline technology in US Gulf Coast project

ZeoGas (Houston), a developer of natural gas-to-gasoline projects, has entered into a license agreement to use ExxonMobil's research and engineering subsidiary’s methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) technology in the development of a natural gas–to-gasoline...

Petrochemicals

Tesoro to produce xylene on US West Coast for export to Asia

Tesoro (San Antonio) says it plans to produce petrochemical feedstock in its US west coast refining system. The company intends to gather intermediate feedstock, primarily reformate, from its West Coast refining system for xylene extraction at Anacortes, WA...

Inorganic Chemicals

Incitec Pivot to Offtake Entire Urea Output From Perdaman Project

Incitec Pivot (Melbourne), a leading global nitrogen-based chemicals producer, has signed an agreement with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilizers (Perth, Australia) to offtake the entire output of urea from Perdaman's previously announced Collie urea plant in...

Plastics

CB&I and Clariant to commission PP catalyst plant at Louisville next year

CB&I and Clariant announced today that their previously announced Ziegler-Natta (ZN) polypropylene (PP) catalyst production plant in Louisville, KY is on schedule to begin production in 2015. The plant is part of a long-term strategic partnership between...

Specialty Chemicals

PolyOne earnings rise, beat estimates, on improving margins

PolyOne today reported net income from continuing operations of $30.9 million, or 33 cts/share, down 24.9% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 2.9%, to $1.01 billion. Adjusted earnings, however, rose 37.8% YOY, to 51 cts/share, slightly ahead of...

Fine Chemicals/Biotech

American Vanguard warns on second-quarter earnings

American Vanguard announced on Friday that lower-than-normal purchasing of corn inputs and reduced production levels at the company's manufacturing facilities will affect its second-quarter 2014 financial performance. Net sales for the quarter will be...

Industrial Gases

Linde to Acquire Sri Lankan Gases Firm

Linde says it has offered to acquire all the shares in privately-held Ceylon Oxygen (Colombo, Sri Lanka), and that the offer has been accepted by the major shareholder, Europium, in respect of 95.4% of the shares in Ceylon Oxygen. Ceylon Oxygen, which was...











 
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