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Scientists use light to convert fatty acids into alkanes

Green and environmentally friendly process

24-Feb-2020

Researchers led by Prof. WANG Feng at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported that photocatalytic decarboxylation is an efficient alternate pathway for converting biomass-derived fatty acids into alkanes under mild conditions of ambient ...

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Oxea Integrates into Newly Formed Energy Company

Focus on Oxo Derivatives

27-Jan-2020

The chemical company Oxea, part of the Oman Oil Company & Orpic Group, joins eight other companies in a process to create a new, integrated energy company which will trade under the brand name ‘OQ’. OQ aims to become a global leading energy company, capturing and capitalising on greater ...

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Stora Enso invests in pilot plant for bio-based plastic packaging material

12-Dec-2019

Stora Enso is investing EUR 9 million to build a pilot facility for enabling the production of bio-based plastics as barrier in transparent packaging. The pilot plant will convert plant-based sugars into the renewable building block required to make PEF, a bio-based plastic, mainly targeting the ...

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'Semi-synthetic' bacteria churn out unnatural proteins

19-Jul-2019

Synthetic biologists seek to create new life with forms and functions not seen in nature. Although scientists are a long way from making a completely artificial life form, they have made semi-synthetic organisms that have an expanded genetic code, allowing them to produce never-before-seen ...

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BASF increases capacity for Higher Carboxylic Acids

HCA-production in Germany and Malaysia

12-Jul-2019

BASF has increased its global production capacity for the Higher Carboxylic Acids (HCA) Isononanoic Acid (INA) and 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid (2-EHA) from 55,000 metric tons to 68,000 metric tons per year. With world-scale and highly flexible production facilities at its Verbund sites in Ludwigshafen, ...

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Oxea Expands its Production Network and Builds new Plant for Carboxylic Acids in Oberhausen, Germany

09-Jul-2019

To meet rising demand, the global chemical company Oxea has decided to build a new world-scale production plant for carboxylic acids in Oberhausen, Germany. The new unit is the sixth of its kind in Oxea's global production network. Once brought onstream by the end of 2021, it will double the ...

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Recycling plastic: Vinyl polymer broken down to aspirin components

04-Jul-2019

Before you read this, look around your room. How much of your surroundings are made of plastic? The chair that you sit on, the desk, the casing on your computer and monitor, the pen you use, the carpet, the shoes you wear, your clothes, your bag, the soda bottle you sip from, the furniture, the ...

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Efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels from glucose

24-Jun-2019

Researchers have presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel, with one-step direct fermentative production. The newly developed strain, created by Professor Sang Yup Lee and his ...

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How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space

12-Jun-2019

Solvated acids tend to release a proton. However, they display more complex behaviour under space conditions. Bochum-based researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Ruhr Explores Solvation (Resolv), together with cooperation partners from Nijmegen, have investigated how acids interact with water ...

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Oxea Increases Isononanoic Acid Production Capacity at Oberhausen, Germany

15-May-2019

The global chemical company Oxea successfully completed a debottleneck of its existing isononanoic acid production units in Oberhausen, Germany. The company will use the additional production capacity to support the growth of the global synthetic lubricants market. This debottlenecking project is ...

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