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Direct conversion of carbon dioxide into bulk chemicals and liquid fuels


High-efficiency utilization of CO2 facilitates the reduction of CO2 concentration in the global atmosphere and hence the alleviation of the greenhouse effect. The chemical utilization of CO2, which refers to converting CO2 into value-added chemicals and liquid fuels, has a distinct and direct CO2 ...


B2B platform for chemical products launched successfully


CheMondis, a new global online marketplace for chemical products, has been successfully launched. The startup founded by specialty chemicals company LANXESS is set up as a cross-manufacturer and cross-dealer B2B platform on which products can be bought and sold ( “Developing ...


Gold intermediate found in green synthesis


A gold ketenylidene species (Au2=C=C=O) has been identified as a key intermediate in the partial oxidation of acetic acid over a gold/TiO2 catalyst – a reaction that could have important consequences for environmentally friendly organic synthesis. Gold and TiO2 both play a part in the catalysis, ...


Univar to Acquire Basic Chemical Solutions


Univar Inc. and Basic Chemical Solutions, L.L.C. (BCS) announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Univar to acquire BCS. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011, subject to customary closing conditions. BCS is a global distributor of a select list of ...


New laser technique promises better process control in the pharmaceutical industry


Scientists at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, UK have developed an effective laser based method for the characterisation of the bulk chemical content of pharmaceutical capsules - without opening the capsules. In close ...


Biomass production - careful planning can bring many benefits


One way of supplying energy is to grow plant material and burn it. If managed well most of the carbon released by burning the material will be captured by the growing plants, and so have a low impact on overall levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Better still, the growing plants could be used ...


METabolic EXplorer announces the commissioning of its pilot 1,3-propanediol (PDO) production unit


METabolic EXplorer announced that it has launched pilotproduction of 1,3-propanediol (PDO), one of the company's proprietary products. According to the company, this is a significant milestone because pilot-scale production of PDO will enable METabolic EXplorer to acquire the data needed to ...


METabolic EXplorer Announces a Collaboration with IFP

Agreement designed to develop an optimised production process for Metex' proprietary bulk chemical PDO


METabolic EXplorer announced that it has signed an agreement with IFP, the international Institute dedicated to the development of novel alternative energies, to accelerate the scale-up of its proprietary technology for the production of 1,3 propanediol (PDO). PDO is a bulk chemical used in the ...


DegussaHeadwaters building demonstration plant for direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide


DegussaHeadwaters, a joint venture of Degussa AG, Dusseldorf, Germany, and Headwaters, Inc., South Jordan, Utah, USA, is building a demonstration plant for the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide (DSHP) in Hanau-Wolfgang, Germany. The company is currently developing a completely new method of ...


Uhde acquires shareholding in Chemgineering Group


With effect from October 1, 2003, Uhde GmbH, Dortmund, will acquire a shareholding in Chemgineering Holding AG, Muttenz (near Basel), Switzerland. At the same time the Chemgineering Group will take over the business of Heidelberg, Germany-based Uhde-Pharma Consult who specialise in the planning ...


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