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DNV and Petronas CCS ventures collaborate to enable CCS value chains across SE Asia

DNV and PETRONAS’ wholly-owned subsidiary, PETRONAS CCS Ventures Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS CCS Ventures), have recently signed a Master Price Agreement for the certification of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites and associated facilities for carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects in Malaysia.

BASF researching CO2-neutral production of bio-based fumarate using bacteria found in cow stomachs

With the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens, BASF would like to transform sugar and carbon dioxide into fumaric acid, an important intermediate for chemical production.

Nouryon obtains ISCC PLUS certification for green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines and ethylene amines, enabling the production of more sustainable surfactants

Nouryon announced that it is now certified to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standard ISCC PLUS to produce green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines, ethylene amines and the surfactants derived from these raw materials at its site in Stenungsund, Sweden.

Stamicarbon awarded process design package for mega-scale urea plant in China

MAIRE announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), through its subsidiary Stamicarbon, has been selected by Qinghai Yuntianhua International Fertilizer Co., Ltd. to provide the process design package for the revamping of a dual-line urea plant in Qinghai Province, China, with a capacity of over 1,200 tpd each.

Lummus Technology takes lead position in RWDC Industries, accelerating development of first commercial-scale PHA facility

Lummus Technology has taken a lead investor position in RWDC Industries' convertible bond round, further strengthening the partnership between the two companies to bring polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) to the global market.

Neste completes major turnaround at Porvoo refinery

The nearly 400-MM euro turnaround of Neste’s Porvoo refinery in Finland has been successfully completed, and crude oil processing and renewable and circular raw materials processing has begun operations.

KBR, Sumitomo form technology licensing alliance for sustainable propylene oxide production

KBR and Sumitomo Chemical announced that they have signed an alliance agreement to make KBR an exclusive licensing partner for Sumitomo Chemical's state-of-the-art propylene oxide by cumene (POC) technology.

IATA launches FueIIS: Advanced fuel efficiency analytics solution

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of IATA FuellS, an advanced analytics solution to optimize airline fuel consumption, using aggregated and anonymized flight and fuel data.

U.S. Department of Energy reopens $15-MM voucher program for clean energy technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions, in collaboration with the Offices of Clean Energy Demonstrations, Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced the reopening of five voucher opportunities to accelerate clean energy technology adoption and launch two new VOs with $15 MM in available funding.

Azerbaijan's SOCAR to suspend refinery for month-long maintenance from Nov. 2024

Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company SOCAR plans to suspend operations at its only oil refinery for a scheduled one-month maintenance period from November 2024.