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BASF to expand mobile emissions catalysts site in Poland

Additional capacity strategically focused on Europe

13-Dec-2017

BASF invests in the expansion of its mobile emissions catalysts production site in Ṥroda Ṥląska, Poland. The expansion includes new production lines and additional infrastructure to equip light duty diesel and gasoline vehicles with BASF’s innovative catalyst and filter solutions. The investment ...

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Cheap and safe electro-catalysts for fuel cells

11-Dec-2017

Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation. In a study the team from Surrey worked with colleagues from Queen Mary University of London to create ...

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Catalyzing carbon dioxide

08-Dec-2017

On any given day, more than 2 million pounds of carbon dioxide are pumped into the atmosphere from factories, emissions from cars and trucks and the burning of coal and natural gas to generate electricity. For many, it's a cause for environmental concern, but for Haotian Wang, it's the perfect ...

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AkzoNobel to expand colloidal silica capacity in Sweden

07-Dec-2017

AkzoNobel's SpecialtyChemicals business is investing more than €4 million to increase production capacity in Sweden for its Levasil CC-branded product line of patented surface modified colloidal silica. The expansion will help meet growing customer demand and will strengthen the company's market ...

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Superior hydrogen catalyst just grows that way

06-Dec-2017

Replacing your everyday gas guzzler with a hydrogen fueled car could drastically reduce your carbon footprint. So why don't we all make the switch? One of reasons we don't is the expensive platinum catalyst required to operate hydrogen fuel cells efficiently. Research led by Sandia National ...

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Breakthrough process for directly converting methane to methanol

04-Dec-2017

The direct oxidation of methane--found in natural gas--into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers at Tufts have found a breakthrough way to accomplish the feat using a heterogeneous catalyst and cheap molecular oxygen, according to a paper published by a team ...

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BASF’s first production plant for chemical catalysts in Asia opened

01-Dec-2017

BASF celebrated the official opening of its new, world-scale chemical catalysts manufacturing plant in Caojing, Shanghai, China. The new plant is BASF’s first chemical catalysts manufacturing facility in the Asia Pacific region. The BASF wholly-owned plant is located in the Shanghai Chemical ...

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The key to chemical transformations

30-Nov-2017

Chemist Xile Hu is the winner of the National Latsis Prize for 2017. Hu, a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, was recognised for his outstanding scientific career and his original contributions to the fundamental understanding of catalysis. Catalysis is a field of ...

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New catalyst controls activation of a carbon-hydrogen bond

22-Nov-2017

Chemists have developed another catalyst that can selectively activate a carbon-hydrogen bond, part of an ongoing strategy to revolutionize the field of organic synthesis and open up new chemical space. The work by chemists at Emory University, follows on their development of a similar catalyst ...

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Scientific advances can make it easier to recycle plastics

21-Nov-2017

Most of the 150 million tons of plastics produced around the world every year end up in landfills, the oceans and elsewhere. Less than 9 percent of plastics are recycled in the United States, rising to about 30 percent in Europe. That's a $176 billion problem, the potential energy savings ...

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