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A new zeolitic catalyst with potential industrial applications in propylene production

The new crystalline material is stable at high temperatures

10-Jul-2019

Researchers at the Institute of Chemical Technology, a joint centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, have developed a new zeolitic catalyst stable at high temperatures that could have industrial applications in the production of ...

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Taming defective porous materials for robust and selective heterogeneous catalysis

09-May-2019

The production of 1-butene via ethylene dimerization is one of the few industrial processes that employs homogeneous catalysis due to their high selectivity--despite the massive amounts of activators and solvents required. Now, a new paper by the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), in ...

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Graphene gives a tremendous boost to future terahertz cameras

17-Apr-2019

Detecting terahertz (THz) light is extremely useful for two main reasons: Firstly, THz technology is becoming a key element in applications regarding security (such as airport scanners), wireless data communication, and quality control, to mention just a few. However, current THz detectors have ...

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BASF opens a new site for digitalization

New global digital center in Madrid

13-Mar-2019

In February 2019, BASF has founded the new company BASF Digital Solutions S.L. located in Madrid, Spain to drive forward the digital transformation of BASF group and develop innovative IT solutions. BASF plans to grow the center to more than 300 digital specialists within the next years. “We want ...

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STOCKMEIER acquires industrial chemicals business from INDUKERN

04-Mar-2019

The German STOCKMEIER Group acquires the industrial chemicals distribution division of Indukern, company of the Spanish INDUKERN Group on 01.03.2019. The business is taken over by the newly founded STOCKMEIER Química SLU. INDUKERN is a Spanish company belonging to INDUKERN Group and Díaz-Varela ...

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Almirall builds the largest self-consumption photovoltaic plant in Catalonia

Generating 1,200 MWh per year, avoiding more than 479 tons of CO2

29-Nov-2018

Almirall, S.A has completed the construction of an innovative 800 kWp photovoltaic plant, located in its pharmaceutical plant in Sant Andreu de la Barca (Barcelona), which aims to save 12% of the electrical energy consumption from the site. This initiative is part of the company's policy to ...

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Disorder plays a key role in phase transitions of materials

06-Nov-2018

Phase transitions are common occurrences that dramatically change the properties of a material, the most familiar being the solid-liquid-gas transition in water. Each phase corresponds to a new arrangement of the atoms within the material, which dictate the properties of the substance. While ...

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AkzoNobel leading in decorative paints and woodcare in Spain with the acquisition of Xylazel S.A.

21-Sep-2018

Akzo Nobel N.V. has acquired Xylazel S.A. (Xylazel), a 100% subsidiary of Pharma Mar S.A. (PHM). With this acquisition AkzoNobel strengthens its business and becomes a leader in the decorative paints market in Spain. It also means the company is now the leader in the country's woodcare segment ...

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Increased the performance and lifetime of lithium batteries in renewable energy facilities

20-Sep-2018

"The installing of renewable energy sources is becoming increasingly important across the world, and this trend is expected to continue over the coming years," explained Alberto Berrueta-Irigoyen, researcher at the NUP/UPNA's Institute of Smart Cities (ISC). "Renewable technology has in recent ...

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Bismuth shows novel conducting properties

17-Sep-2018

Topological insulators are materials that insulate on the inside but conduct electrical current on their surface. The current flow without resistance and respond in unconventional ways to electric and magnetic fields. These unique properties are studied with real interest towards future ...

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