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  1. LyondellBasell Begins Construction Of Hyperzone PE Plant At La Porte Complex

    LyondellBasell , one of the world's largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies, has broken ground on the first commercial Hyperzone polyethylene (PE) plant at its La Porte, Texas, complex. The plant will be capable of producing 1.1 billion pounds (500,000 metric tons) of high density polyethylene (HDPE) annually and will employ LyondellBasell's new proprietary Hyperzone PE technology that provides enhanced material performance

  2. Minnesota’s New PFC Limit Is Half That Of The Fed’s

    Minnesota is setting new standards for perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) as public water systems in the state struggle with contamination from this industrial pollutant.

  3. POET Founder, Chairman And CEO Jeff Broin To Receive 2017 BIO George Washington Carver Award

    The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced that POET Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Broin will receive the 10th annual George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. The award will be presented on Monday July 24, 2017, during a morning plenary session of the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology and partnering event will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal

  4. Arizonians’ Thyroid Problems May Be Linked To Perchlorate In Drinking Water

    Perchlorate contamination of drinking water may be the source of thyroid problems among Arizona residents.

  5. New Foliar Fertilization System Means Greater Efficiency For Farmers, Says Infiniti Research

    Foliar fertilization, the process of applying a liquid fertilizer to the leaves of a plant rather than to the soil, can be beneficial to crops but presents challenges in terms of application and efficiency

  6. Chevron Phillips Chemical Increases Organosulfur Capacity At Tessenderlo Facility

    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (Chevron Phillips Chemical) has expanded its Tessenderlo, Belgium plant by debottlenecking its production unit for Ethyl Mercaptan (EM) and Tetrahydrothiophene (THT). Construction began in November 2016 and the expansion commenced operations in May 2017

  7. EPA Stays Landfill Methane Rules

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste landfills

  8. ProcessPro ERP Selected By CIO Review For 20 Most Promising Chemical Tech Solution Providers 2017 List

  9. Join Chevron Phillips Chemical On The Journey To Start Up Its $6B Texas Gulf Coast Investment

    Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) has launched Emerging Possibilities, a new online site for stories and updates about its $6B investment in the U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project, which is expected to be completed in phases through the end of the year

  10. ExxonMobil Completes New Polyethylene Lines At Mont Belvieu Plastics Plant

    ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced recently the mechanical completion of two new 650,000 tons per year high performance polyethylene lines at its plastics plant in Mont Belvieu, Texas