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Thursday, 20 December 2018

KBR develops new propane dehydrogenation technology




KBR Inc has developed a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology (K-PRO) that offers high propylene selectivity and conversion. This technology is based on KBR's catalytic olefins technology (K-COT) which is a commercially proven fluidized-bed technology for converting low-value olefinic, paraffinic or mixed streams into high-value propylene and ethylene.
K-PRO delivers significant capital cost and operating cost advantages when compared with conventional designs. This arises from its fluidized-bed design which delivers reliable operation and high on-stream factors when compared with fixed or moving bed reactors.
K-PRO technology combines the know-how and experience of K-COT with a novel high selectivity, low-cost, dehydrogenation catalyst that does not require precious metals. Plants based on this new technology will be designed as stand-alone propylene production units independent of a steam cracker or an FCC unit. Additionally, existing PDH operating units can be easily modified to benefit from the superior process performance and lower operating cost.

Covestro breaks ground on new production line in Thailand




Covestro AG has started to build up a new manufacturing line for polycarbonate films at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Thailand. With this new capacity, the company will serve the fast-growing demand in Asia Pacific and strengthen its own position as a market leader. The project is the first step of a global capacity increase for Covestro´s film production. The total investment of more than €100 million also includes an expansion of the associated infrastructure and logistics.
“Our existing films plant in Map Ta Phut has been a high-performing and valued facility. Our main objective with this expansion is to intensify our collaboration with customers in Asia Pacific, in particular, to improve efficiency and punctual delivery. With market-focused innovations and a stronger customer orientation we want to drive growth for Covestro,” said Dr Thorsten Dreier, global head of Covestro´s specialty films business.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Karnataka: 4 dead, 3 injured in distillery boiler blast




Four people died and three others were injured in a boiler blast at Nirani Sugars Limited at Mudhola, Karnataka’s Bagalkot district. The injured workers are shifted to the nearby hospital for treatment.
The sugar factory unit is part of the Nirani Group and is owned by the Nirani brothers — former BJP minister Murugesh Nirani and his brothers.
The police said that the explosion appeared to be at the safety valve of an effluent treatment plant. The whole building were the boilers were installed had fallen due to the impact, police said, adding that investigations were on into the matter

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Praxair to supply industrial gases to Shanghai Huayi




Praxair Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc said that it will supply oxygen and other industrial gases to Shanghai Huayi. The complex will manufacture methanol, acetic acid and other chemicals.
Praxair will build, own and operate three air separation units that will supply up to 7,500 tons per day (TPD) of oxygen and 5,000 TPD of nitrogen to the site. The new plants will start up in the second half of 2020 and the complex is expected to be Praxair’s largest investment in China to date.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean energy




Research by the University of Liverpool could help scientists unlock the full potential of new clean energy technologies.
Finding sustainable ways to replace fossil fuels is a key priority for researchers across the globe. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a hugely abundant waste product that can be converted into energy-rich by-products, such as carbon monoxide.  However, this process needs to be made far more efficient for it to work on a global, industrial scale.
Electrocatalysts have shown promise as a potential way to achieve this required efficiency ‘step-change’ in CO2 reduction, but the mechanisms by which they operate are often unknown making it hard for researchers to design new ones in a rational manner.
New research published in the journal Nature Catalysis by researchers at the University’s Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with Beijing Computational Science Research Center and STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, demonstrates a laser-based technique that can be used to study the electrochemical reduction of CO2 in-situ and provide much-needed insights into these complex chemical pathways.

FMC CEO wins 2019 International Palladium Medal award




The Societe de Chimie Industrielle said that it will award the 2019 International Palladium Medal to FMC Corporation chairman and CEO Pierre Brondeau.
Brondeau will receive the award for his contributions to the chemical industry and his leadership in enhancing the international aims and objectives of the Societe de Chimie Industrielle. He will receive the award on May 22, 2019.

TechnipFMC wins EPC contract for MIDOR refinery




TechnipFMC has signed a major Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract by Middle East Oil Refinery (MIDOR) for the modernization and expansion of their existing complex near Alexandria, Egypt. 
This EPC contract covers the debottlenecking of existing units as well as the delivery of new units including a Crude Distillation Unit, a Vacuum Distillation Unit, a hydrogen production facility based on our steam reforming technology, as well as various process units, interconnecting, offsites and utilities.
Starting in 2022, the modernized complex will exclusively produce Euro V products, with a 60 percent increase in the refinery’s original capacity to 160,000 barrels per day of crude oil. 

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