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Biojet fuel grantRenewable chemicals and advanced biofuels firm Gevo has received a $5 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the development of biojet fuel from woody biomass ..
HP Construction: North America
Eastman Chemical Co. has announced a second expansion of its Benzoflex plasticizer line at the Kohtla-Järve, Estonia, site. The expansion will increase Benzoflex capacity by an additional 11,000 ..
HP Construction: South America
Technip, within the framework of a cooperation partnership with Haldor Topsøe, was awarded a contract to provide basic- and front-end engineering services on a Petrobras grassroots fertilizer com..
HP Construction: Europe
Navum Energy Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Turkmenistan state-owned gas concern, Turkmengas, which will lead to the construction of a series of gas-to-liquids (GTL) and ..
HP Construction: Africa
Technip was awarded a strategic engineering contract by Gabon Fertilizers Co. for a world-class, grassroots ammonia-urea fertilizer project to be developed at Port Gentil, Gabon. The proposed project ..
HP Construction: Middle East
L&T Hydrocarbon has a project order, valued around $150 million, from Petroleum Development Oman LLC (PDO). The order is to set up a greenfield project planned to treat an average of 3 million standar..
HP Construction: Asia-Pacific
Alfa Laval has won an order to supply its Packinox heat exchangers to a refinery in Kazakhstan. The order value is approximately SEK 55 million, and delivery is scheduled for 2012.The Packinox heat ex..
HP Impact: EU chemical production grows ever so slowly
European Union (EU) chemicals production in July grew by 0.8% compared with July 2010, according to the latest chemicals trends report released by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic). Howev..
HP Impact: World demand for water treatment products approaches $65 billion
World demand for water treatment products is projected to increase 6.2% per year to nearly $65 billion in 2015, according to The Freedonia Group (Table 1). Although growth will be healthy across the g..
HP Impact: Shale gas boom helpful to North American chemical producers
The US shale gas exploration and production boom continues to fuel significant cost advantages for North American commodity chemicals producers as relative costs of natural gas and oil-based feedstock..
HP Impact: The quest for a common integration technology
The five major automation foundations (FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, HART Communication Foundation, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International, and OPC Foundation) have developed a single common solution for..
Plant maintenance tips More than 100 maintenance tips, collected from maintenance and operations personnel nationwide, are now available in Kano Laboratories revised brochure Plant Maintena..
Compact-sized close-coupled pumps for application versatility The Moyno 1000 close-coupled positive-displacement pump is said to provide greater versatility and performance advantages over other..