Latest Headlines

  1. ExxonMobil Announces 13th Discovery Offshore Guyana

    ExxonMobil said recently it made a new oil discovery offshore Guyana at the Yellowtail-1 well, marking the 13th discovery on the Stabroek Block

  2. Worcester Polytechnic Institute Helps Develop A Novel Extraction Process That May Provide A More Economical Way To Make A Promising Biofuel

    Taking a step closer to a “green” replacement for fossil fuels, a research team that includes a chemical engineer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a novel process using an unusual solvent and an exotic microorganism that may make it possible to manufacture isobutanol and other biofuels more economically.

  3. Sumitomo Chemical And Zymergen Announce Partnership To Develop Renewable Specialty Materials

    Sumitomo Chemical and Zymergen announced recently they have signed a multi-year partnership to bring new specialty materials to the market.

  4. Celanese Expands Methanol Production At Clear Lake Facility

    Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, recently announces plans to significantly expand methanol production capacity at the company’s Clear Lake acetyl intermediates manufacturing facility located in Pasadena, Texas.

  5. Trafigura Group Pte Ltd Enters Into Petrochemical Trading Joint Venture

    Trafigura Group Pte Ltd. (“Trafigura”), one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading companies has entered into a joint venture agreement to create a commodity petrochemical trading business, with a focus on bulk liquid chemicals

  6. PSE Launches PATH Initiative For Chemical Engineering Education

    Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), the advanced process modelling company, recently launched PATH – the Process systems engineering Academic Teaching Highway – an initiative aimed at ensuring that chemical engineering graduates enter industry with 21st century skills.

  7. New Mountain Capital Acquires ACETO Chemicals Business

    New Mountain Capital, LLC, a leading growth-oriented investment firm with over $20B in assets under management, announced recently that an affiliate has agreed to acquire the chemicals business (“Aceto” or the “Company”) of ACETO Corporation.

  8. SDK Starts Mass Production Of Liquefied CO2 In Oita Petrochemical Complex

    Showa Denko Gas Products Co., Ltd. (SGP), a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko, has established a new plant to produce liquefied carbon dioxide (CO2) in its Oita Plant located in the premise of SDK's Oita Petrochemical Complex, and started shipment of products

  9. LyondellBasell's Bayport Complex Propylene Oxide Plant Turns 50

    LyondellBasell's Bayport Complex in Pasadena, Texas, today commemorated 50 years of operation at its propylene oxide plant and provided an update on their role in the company's most significant capital project to date, the construction of the largest propylene oxide (PO), tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the world

  10. Sirrus Expanded Bench Facility Increases Production Of Monomers

    Sirrus, Inc., a developer of novel electron-deficient monomers and oligomers, has completed construction of a $2 million bench plant expansion to increase production of methylene malonate monomers and oligomers.