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Vast and Mabanaft advance Port Augusta green methanol project in Australia

Vast Renewables Ltd., a renewable energy company planning to power green fuels production with its concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) energy systems, announced it has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with global energy company Mabanaft to advance Solar Methanol 1 (SM1), a CSP-powered green methanol reference plant.  

Valmet announces upgrade to D3 distributed control system

Using Valmet’s D3 distributed control system (DCS) automation platform, industrial processors can now integrate numerous reliability and performance enhancements in the first significant update following its acquisition from NovaTech Automation last year.

Technip Energies and Mitsubishi announce licensing of improved OXO alcohol technology

Technip Energies and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Mitsubishi Chemical), a member of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group, announced that they are licensing an improved OXO alcohol technology, named OXO M-Process.

Sulzer's MellapakEvo maximizes vapor-liquid interaction and improves liquid distribution

As industry demands grew for solutions offering higher capacity and efficiency, Sulzer responded in 1999 with its structured packing MellapakPlus. This new packing generation featured an enhanced corrugation profile, reducing liquid holdup at interfaces between packing elements and significantly boosting column capacity.

Egyptian fertilizer plants shut down temporarily due to gas supply pressures

Gas supplies will gradually resume flowing as of Thursday to fertilizer factories in Egypt after several chemical and fertilizer companies shut down plants on a temporary basis.

Stamicarbon awarded process design package for mega-scale urea plant in China

MAIRE announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), through its subsidiary Stamicarbon, has been selected by Qinghai Yuntianhua International Fertilizer Co., Ltd. to provide the process design package for the revamping of a dual-line urea plant in Qinghai Province, China, with a capacity of over 1,200 tpd each.

BASF to expand polyamide and polybutylene terephthalate capacities in India

BASF India Ltd. will increase the production capacity of its Ultramid® polyamide (PA) and Ultradur® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounding plant in Panoli, Gujarat and Thane, Maharashtra, India.

Neste completes major turnaround at Porvoo refinery

The nearly 400-MM euro turnaround of Neste’s Porvoo refinery in Finland has been successfully completed, and crude oil processing and renewable and circular raw materials processing has begun operations.

IATA launches FueIIS: Advanced fuel efficiency analytics solution

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of IATA FuellS, an advanced analytics solution to optimize airline fuel consumption, using aggregated and anonymized flight and fuel data.

Azerbaijan's SOCAR to suspend refinery for month-long maintenance from Nov. 2024

Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company SOCAR plans to suspend operations at its only oil refinery for a scheduled one-month maintenance period from November 2024.