Sumitomo Chemical Licenses PE/EVA Production Tech to Kazan Organichesky Sintez

Japan’s Sumitomo Chemical is licensing out its high-pressure production process for low density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) to Russian producer Kazan Organichesky Sintez PJSC (KOS), the Japanese firm said. Financial details of the contract and the project’s timeline were not disclosed. KOS is installing a new 100,000 tonne per year PE/EVA facility … Read more

Encina, Flint Hills to Build Renewable Aromatics Manufacturing Plant in Corpus Christi

Encina Development Group and Flint Hills Resources, a Koch Industries company, have signed a non-binding term sheet for manufacturing renewable chemicals and fuels from waste plastic. The term sheet contemplates that the parties may enter into a definitive agreement that includes building a waste plastic to renewable chemicals and renewable fuels plant in Corpus Christi, … Read more

Rosneft, BP to Cooperate on Carbon Management and Sustainability

Rosneft Oil Company and BP have signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement focused on supporting carbon management and sustainability activities of both companies. The agreement builds on years of partnership between the two companies and formalises key elements of their collaboration on sustainability and work to identify carbon reduction activities and low carbon opportunities. Based on … Read more

ExxonMobil Launches Low Carbon Solutions Business Unit

ExxonMobil has created a new business to commercialize its extensive low-carbon technology portfolio. The new business, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions, will initially focus on carbon capture and storage, one of the critical technologies required to achieve net zero emissions and the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement. ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions is advancing plans … Read more

Air Liquide Inaugurates Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production Unit in Canada

Air Liquide has completed the construction of the world’s largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer in Bécancour, Québec, Canada. Supplied with renewable energy, this unit is now producing up to 8.2 tonnes per day of low-carbon hydrogen. With this large-scale investment, the Group confirms its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition … Read more

Linde to Build World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Plant in Germany

Linde will build, own and operate the world’s largest PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer plant at the Leuna Chemical Complex in Germany. The new 24-megawatt electrolyzer will produce green hydrogen to supply Linde’s industrial customers through the company’s existing pipeline network. In addition, Linde will distribute liquefied green hydrogen to refueling stations and other industrial … Read more

Sumitomo to Examine Combined Propane Dehydrogenation-CO2 Utilization Tech in Singapore

Sumitomo Chemical has begun exploring a possible combination of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology that converts propane gas into propylene, with another technology that efficiently synthesizes methanol, using hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2), by-products from PDH. This initiative is under consideration in Sumitomo Chemical’s petrochemical complex in Singapore, and supported by the Singapore Economic Development … Read more

Johnson Matthey and thyssenkrupp Renew Partnership for Ammonia Tech

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, and thyssenkrupp, a technology provider for world-scale ammonia plants, have signed an agreement to renew their collaboration around ammonia process and catalyst supply. The partnership was founded two decades ago and sees thyssenkrupp exclusively use JM’s world class catalysts for its uhde ammonia process built in … Read more

Final LDPE Unit at Sasol’s Lake Charles Complex Reaches Beneficial Operation

Sasol’s low-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit at the Lake Charles Chemicals Complex (LCCP) at Louisiana, USA, reached beneficial operation on November 15. The LDPE unit is the seventh and final LCCP unit to come on line. The LCCP is now 100% complete with total capital expenditure forecast to be within the previously communicated guidance of $12.8-billion. … Read more

WR Grace Licenses Unipol PP Tech to Rosneft, Pertmania JV in Indonesia

W. R. Grace & Co. has licensed its UNIPOL PP Process Technology to PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (PRPP), a joint venture between Indonesia’s PT Pertamina and Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company. The UNIPOL PP facility, located in Tuban, Indonesia, will include two lines, each designed to produce 580 000 ton per year for a … Read more

INEOS Launches a New Clean Hydrogen Business in Europe

INEOS has launched a new business to develop and build clean hydrogen capacity across Europe, in support of the drive towards a zero-carbon future. INEOS currently produces 300,000 ton per year of hydrogen mainly as a co-product from its chemical manufacturing operations. Through its subsidiary INOVYN, INEOS is Europe’s largest existing operator of electrolysis, the … Read more

Oriental Energy of China Selects Honeywell’s UOP Technology for PDH Plant

Honeywell has announced Oriental Energy Company Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex™ technology for propane dehydrogenation to meet growing demand for the production of polymer-grade propylene. The Oleflex unit is scheduled to start up in Maoming, Guangdong in 2022. UOP will provide services, equipment, catalysts and adsorbents for the Maoming plant. The project marks … Read more

Monolith Materials to Invest $1B on a Large-Scale Carbon-Free Ammonia Plant

Monolith Materials announced it plans to use its proprietary process to produce approximately 275,000 metric tons per year of carbon-free anhydrous ammonia in the United States. The company will invest $1 billion to build the new ammonia plant. Current ammonia production practices account for approximately 1% of total global greenhouse gas emissions, or roughly the … Read more

Thyssenkrupp to Build Second Bioplastics Plant in China

Thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business recently won another order to build a bioplastics plant based on the patented PLAneo technology. The plant will be built in South China and will produce 30,000 tons of polylactide (PLA) annually. PLA is a compostable bioplastic made from 100% renewable biomass, making it an eco-friendly, low-CO2 and economic alternative to … Read more

BASF Acquires Crop Protection Technology from AgriMetis

BASF Agricultural Solutions acquired the proprietary Glu-L technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis, an industry leader in biotechnological innovations for crop protection. With this technology, BASF will provide farmers with a more efficient solution and improved formulation to protect against troublesome weeds. “The Glu-L technology builds on BASF’s continued commitment to innovative solutions that help … Read more

Johnson Matthey, KBR Sign Strategic Alliance for Ammonia-Methanol Coproduction Process

Johnson Matthey (JM), (London, UK), a leader in sustainable technologies, and KBR, (Houston, USA) announced that they have signed a global strategic alliance agreement to license a ground-breaking ammonia-methanol coproduction process that combines the company’s market leading ammonia and methanol process technologies. Under the collaboration the JM and KBR coproduction process makes the most of … Read more

Lukoil Selects Lummus Novolen Technology for its New PP Plant in Russia

Lummus Technology announced that its Novolen business has been awarded a contract by Lukoil NNOS for a petrochemical facility in Kstovo, Russia. Lummus’ scope includes the technology license for a polypropylene unit, as well as basic design engi-neering, training and services, and catalyst supply. The plant’s capacity is 500,000 metric tons per year. “This award … Read more

LyondellBasell PP/HDPE technology Selected for Duqm’s Oman plant

LyondellBasell announced that Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company LLC (DRPIC) has selected LyondellBasell’s world-leading polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) technologies for a new facility. The new plants will comprise of a polypropylene (PP) plant that will utilize LyondellBasell’s Spheripol PP process technology to produce 280,000 metric tons per year of PP and a … Read more

Chemetry and Braskem to Build Ethylene Dichloride Plant

Chemetry and Braskem will construct and operate a Demonstration Plant using Chemetry’s eShuttle technology for the production of ethylene dichloride (EDC) in Brazil. The eShuttle technology has been pioneered in Chemetry’s laboratories and fully integrated pilot plant in Moss Landing, California. The eShuttle EDC Process uses a unique metal halide ion process to produce high … Read more

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Signs MoU for CO2-to-Methanol Plant in India

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state-run power utility major NTPC on 19 August 2020. As per the MoU, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) will be the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management partner to build CO2 to Methanol demonstration Plant in NTPC … Read more