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Ethanol infrastructure lackingThe US does not have the infrastructure to meet the federal mandate for renewable fuel use with ethanol but could meet the standard with significant increases in cellulos..
HP Construction: North America
The Dow Chemical Co. plans to increase ethane-cracking capabilities on the US Gulf Coast over the next two to three years, and improve these capabilities by 20%30% in this timeframe. In addition..
HP Construction: South America
Foster Wheeler AGs Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a basic engineering design and front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for two grassroots refineries in Brazil ..
HP Construction: Europe
Technip has been awarded an engineering, procurement services and construction-management contract by Total to increase hydrocracker capacity at the Normandy refinery located in Gonfreville, France. T..
HP Construction: Africa
Technip has been awarded a contract by Sonatrach, the Algerian national oil company, for refurbishment and revamping of the Algiers refinery. This lump-sum turnkey contract, worth approximately $908 m..
HP Construction: Middle East
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has awarded a seven-year engineering and maintenance services contract (EMC) to Wood GroupCCC, a joint venture set up to provide operations and maintenance servi..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
CB&I has announced that Lummus Technology has been awarded a contract by Liaoning Tongyi Petrochemical Co., Ltd., for the license and engineering design of grassroots olefins-conversion technology (OC..
HP Impact: Energy stocks outperformed market indices in 2010
Despite a poor start, 2010 finished as a wonderful year for energy investors, with more than 65% of oil and gas stocks delivering positive returns last year, according to a report from IHS..
HP Impact: Team overcomes obstacles to cellulosic biofuel production
A newly engineered yeast strain can simultaneously consume two types of sugar from plants to produce ethanol, researchers report. The sugars are glucose, a six-carbon sugar that is relatively easy to ..
HP Innovations: HPInnovations
Siemens expands anaerobic- digestion product offeringSiemens Water Technologies has acquired the JetMix hydraulic mixing system from Liquid Dynamics Corp. This proprietary system agitates sludge withi..
High-performance nanoceramic grease Four-page brochure from Dayton Progress details its new DAYLube high-performance grease. Nanoceramic particles in the grease act as sub-microscopic ball beari..
Ultra-compact Coriolis flowmeter The Cubemass Coriolis flowmeter is said to be ideal for installing in spraying or coating equipment, engine test stands and process skids. Cubemass measures mass..