January 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Europe

Because of the persistently high demand for polyamide 12, worldwide, Germany-based, Evonik Industries will continue to expand its laurolactam capacity further. This expansion represents a boost to the..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Because of the persistently high demand for polyamide 12, worldwide, Germany-based, Evonik Industries will continue to expand its laurolactam capacity further. This expansion represents a boost to the capacity increase taking place in Marl, Germany, which should be completed in the fourth quarter of 2010. Headwaters Inc., in conjunction with Neste Oil Corp., has completed a successful plant trial for its proprietary HCAT hydrocracking technology at Neste Oil’s Porvoo refinery in Finland. HCAT technology is said to improve catalytic-residue hydrocracking, creating the possibility of higher residue conversion to lighter transportation fuels, such as diesel and gasoline.HCAT is a prop

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