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World’s first supply chain established for sustainable polyester fiber based on CO2-derived, renewable and bio-based materials

A consortium of seven companies across five countries has jointly established a supply chain for more sustainable polyester fiber. Instead of fossil materials, renewable and bio-based materials as well as carbon capture and utilization will be used in the manufacturing of polyester fibers.

Shell to temporarily pause on-site construction of 820,000-tpy European biofuels facility

Shell Nederland Raffinaderij B.V. will temporarily pause on-site construction work at its 820,000-tpy biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam in the Netherlands to address project delivery and ensure future competitiveness given current market conditions.

Saving Scotland's only refinery a rare point of agreement in UK election race

Candidates from all of Scotland's major political parties competing in the UK general election are putting pressure on energy company Petroineos to delay the closure of Scotland's sole oil refinery at Grangemouth and save jobs.

NEXTCHEM (MAIRE) awarded new contracts for proprietary equipment, technology, engineering services

MAIRE has announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions) has been awarded new contracts for an overall value of approximately €30 MM by leading international clients, mainly in the Middle East and Europe.

NEXTCHEM awarded study/pre-FEED contract for a 500,000-tpy low-carbon fertilizer plant in France

MAIRE announces that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions) has been awarded by FertigHy a feasibility study and pre-FEED contract for a 500,000 tpy of nitrogen-based fertilizers plant in France.

Nigeria's Dangote refinery boosts gasoil exports to West African market

Nigeria's new Dangote oil refinery is increasing gasoil exports to West Africa, taking market share from European refiners.

Trafigura completes first ship-to-ship transfer of ammonia

Trafigura Group Pte. Ltd., a market leader in the global commodities industry, has successfully completed its first ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of ammonia. This took place last week in international waters close to the port of Ceuta in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Yara Clean Ammonia, Scatec, ECHEM and MOPCO sign heads of terms for renewable ammonia offtake agreement in Egypt

Scatec ASA, a leading renewable energy solutions provider, and its partners, ECHEM and MOPCO, have agreed on heads of terms for renewable ammonia offtake from Egypt with Yara Clean Ammonia, the world's largest trader and distributor of ammonia.

KKR, IGNIS announce partnership to develop green hydrogen, ammonia and other green technologies in Spain and internationally

KKR and IGNIS announced the launch of IGNIS P2X, a new Power-to-X platform to develop green hydrogen and ammonia projects for industrial applications in hard-to-abate sectors.

Cepsa begins construction of the first chemical plant in Spain to produce the base for hydroalcoholic gels

Cepsa has begun construction on a new €75-MM, 80,000-tpy isopropyl alcohol plant in Spain.