Greenhouse gas to liquid fuel

Lab’s ‘green’ invention reduces carbon dioxide into valuable fuels A common greenhouse gas could be repurposed in an efficient and environmentally friendly way with an electrolyzer that uses renewable electricity to produce pure liquid fuels. The...

New mineral discovered

Discovery of unusual new mineral called goldschmidtite poses curious questions about Earth’s mantle A new and curious mineral has been discovered by University of Alberta PhD student Nicole Meyer. The mineral – named goldschmidtite in...

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies

ICIS has announced its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing of global producers ranked by 2018 sales. This year, China’s Sinopec vaulted into the number one spot as the world’s leading chemical company with...

Global pigments business acquisition

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is...

NEXT-GEN LITHIUM BATTERIES

A new partnership between Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed battery technologies commercialised globally within the next five years. The collaboration will enable the next generation of...

INEOS to invest $2bn in Saudi Arabia

INEOS signs agreement with Saudi Aramco and Total to build its first ever plants in the Middle East. The three world-scale plants will produce the key building blocks for carbon fibre, engineering polymers and synthetic...

Upcycling process brings new life to old jeans

A growing population, rising standards of living and quickly changing fashions send mountains of clothing waste to the world’s landfills each year. Although processes for textile recycling exist, they tend to be inefficient and...

Powerful new laser to boost car manufacturing

With the ability to cut and shape ultra-high-strength boron steel up to one thousand times faster than existing technology, a new precision pulse laser looks set to boost the car industry with a 10%...

Sustainable steam cuts CO2 emissions

Nouryon and other firms based at Chemical Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands will save up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year through the increased use of sustainable steam. The company will use...

CYANIDE-FREE GOLD GOES INTO PRODUCTION

Australia is leading the charge towards greener and safer gold production with an environmentally-superior alternative gold recovery process technology, dispensing with toxic cyanide and mercury currently used in most gold production processes worldwide. On the...