Industry News

Grant Bankrolls Sustainable Hydrogen Production

March 1, 2024
Research team will develop a membrane to separate different elements in the air and support gasification-based hydrogen production.

Elevator To Space Possible?

March 1, 2024
Binding carbon nanotubes to metals makes them even stronger than diamonds.

ACC Applauds Clean Hydrogen Production Tax Credit Proposal

Feb. 28, 2024
The chemical sector will play a primary role in lower-emissions hydrogen production.

Chemstream Inc. Announces Full Compliance with Radical Transparency Initiative

Feb. 28, 2024
Chemstream commits to improving environmental regulations and public trust by adopting a new standard designed to increase transparency in the oil and gas industry.

BASF and Sabic Sound Alarms as Chemical Industry Grapples with Challenges

Feb. 27, 2024
BASF is set to implement another round of cost-savings reductions at Ludwigshafen site.

Haviland Enterprises to Build $7 Million Chemistry Lab in Michigan

Feb. 27, 2024
New facility will help the company advance its growth goals in the water treatment market.

Air Liquide, Sasol Sign New Renewables Contract

Feb. 26, 2024
Companies sign long-term contracts to supply an additional 110 MW of renewable energy to the Secunda site

Yokogawa, Tsubame BHB to Jointly Develop Green Ammonia Production Technology

Feb. 26, 2024
Yokogawa will work with Tsubame BHB to jointly develop solutions that automate the ammonia production process.

ABB to Deliver Advanced Control System for BASF's Ethernet-APL Project in Europe

Feb. 26, 2024
ABB won the contract after BASF completed a testbed project in March 2023 with several suppliers.

CSB Report: Startup Triggered Incident that Seriously Injured Employee

Feb. 23, 2024
A metal tube ruptured within a reactor charge furnace, releasing renewable diesel and hydrogen resulting in a fire.

BASF Brings Chemical Recycling to the United States

Feb. 21, 2024
BASF has begun processing feedstock from plastic waste at its Port Arthur, Texas facility to help promote a circular economy.

Kansas State University Renames, Relocates Bulk Solids Center

Feb. 21, 2024
Kansas State University is looking to hire a director for its newly relocated Bulk Solids Technology Center in Olathe, Kansas.

Perstorp Launches ISCC Plus-Certified Plant in India

Feb. 21, 2024
Specialty chemicals maker’s new plant will produce penta chemicals and its renewable-based counterpart.

Buttigieg Expresses Frustration Over Inaction on Railway Safety Bill

Feb. 20, 2024
Transportation secretary makes remarks ahead of Biden's visit to East Palestine, Ohio.

Cefic Urges EU Leaders to Embrace Framework for Industrial Competitiveness

Feb. 20, 2024
Environmental group says industry is putting 'polluters' profits over public health.'

Center for Climate Integrity Report: Petrochemical Companies Deceived Public on Plastics Recycling

Feb. 19, 2024
Environmental organization accuses the industry of lying about the potential benefits of plastics reuse.

House Votes to Overturn LNG Export Moratorium

Feb. 19, 2024
Bill likely won't make it through the Senate but could have implications for future government-spending bills.

Judge Hands Down Prison Sentence to Didion Milling Vice President

Feb. 19, 2024
Three officials receive two-year sentences, fines for their role in deadly blast.

Technique Promises Dramatic Efficiency Boost for Chemical Processing Reactions

Feb. 16, 2024
Practical applications could lead to significantly more efficient production of various chemical materials with minimal energy input.

Chemical Reactor Uses Microwaves to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Feb. 16, 2024
Reactor technology could slash energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

DuPont Membranes for Lithium-Brine Purification Named Edison Awards Finalist

Feb. 14, 2024
Company’s nanofiltration membrane elements are a finalist in the Resource Recovery & Environmental Conservation category.

IChemE Global Awards Seeks Entries

Feb. 14, 2024
Now in its 30th year, the program accepts entries from both Institution of Chemical Engineers members and non-members around the world.

LG Chem, GM Ink Cathode Material Supply Agreement

Feb. 13, 2024
Material will be enough power 5 million units of high-performance pure electric vehicles

Air Products Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with Enco

Feb. 13, 2024
Company expects emissions reductions equal to the carbon footprint of approximately 45,000 households.

BASF to Divest Shares in China Joint Ventures Amid Human Rights Allegations

Feb. 12, 2024
The company said it has not found any evidence of violations.

University of Cincinnati Researchers ID Path to More Efficient Ethylene Production

Feb. 12, 2024
New technologies could make the chemical industry greener and more energy efficient.

American Chemistry Council Asks Biden For Regulation Impact Analysis

Feb. 9, 2024
ACC wants an Interagency Policy Committee to coordinate economic impact on the chemical industry.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Names New CEO

Feb. 9, 2024
Steve Prusak brings deep knowledge of CPChem’s core business and robust growth experience to the role.

American Chemistry Council Comments on EPA’s Air Quality Standard

Feb. 7, 2024
The ACC believes the new standard for fine particle matter will hinder the United States' ability to build new infrastructure, expand manufacturing and grow the economy.

EPA Finalizes Stronger Standards for Particle Pollution

Feb. 7, 2024
Agency claims the updated standard will yield up to $46B in net health benefits, save lives and build healthier communities, while supporting economic growth.

Exxon Mobil's Balancing Act: Fossil Fuels Meet Low-Carbon Solutions

Feb. 6, 2024
Several carbon-reduction initiatives are underway at the company's Baytown, Texas, operations.

Dow CEO Earns International Palladium Medal

Feb. 5, 2024
Jim Fitterling has helped lead Dow toward its ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company.

Survey Says: Raw Materials, Labor and Energy Are Scarce Resources

Feb. 5, 2024
New report shows resource scarcity is leading to increased costs, supply chain disruption and slowdowns in production.

No Industrial Restriction In Secret (IRIS) Act Introduced

Feb. 2, 2024
The No IRIS Act would prohibit the federal government from using the EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) to inform its rulemakings unless Congress explicitly authorizes...

Cobalt Nanoclusters Hold Promise For Single-Atom Catalysis

Jan. 31, 2024
Researchers demonstrate the successful formation of functional nanoclusters using cobalt atom deposition on two-dimensional arrays of crown ether ring molecules.

OSHA Issues Surprise Safety Update

Jan. 31, 2024
Q&A format provides OSHA’s “take” on PSM compliance.

Air Liquide and TotalEnergies to Develop Hydrogen Fueling Stations Across Europe

Jan. 30, 2024
Companies are aiming to develop more than 100 hydrogen stations over the next decade.

Braskem's Resilience Challenges ESG Programs

Jan. 30, 2024
Investor exodus raises concerns over greenwashing.

1,4 Dioxane Detected in Near North Carolina Chemical Plant

Jan. 29, 2024
City of Burlington has instructed Apollo Chemical to cease production amid investigation.

BASF and Envision Energy to Develop Hydrogen to Green Methanol Technology

Jan. 29, 2024
Companies plan for 2025 technology demo at Envision's Inner Mongolia facility.

Red Sea Transport Crisis Causes Chemical Sector Delays

Jan. 26, 2024
Delays are leading to production cuts and challenges in fulfilling orders.

BASF, Iveco Partner on Battery Recycling

Jan. 24, 2024
BASF will handle the recycling process for lithium-ion batteries produced by the Italian truck and bus maker.

Dow Earns ISCC PLUS Certification

Jan. 24, 2024
Dow Chemical’s PO/PG and polyurethanes manufacturing site in Freeport, Texas achieves ISCC PLUS certification for circular and bio-circular solutions.

SABIC to Invest $6.4 Billion in Joint-Venture Chemical Plant

Jan. 23, 2024
SABIC considers the project to be the centerpiece of its investment footprint in China, and the largest foreign investment in Fujian.

Study: AI Enhances Carbon Capture Efficiency

Jan. 23, 2024
University of Surrey researchers Use AI to optimize carbon-capture system.

BASF Falls Short of 2023 Financial Forecasts

Jan. 22, 2024
Unplanned plant shutdowns have major impact on chemical segment earnings.

Shell Chemicals and Braskem Partner on Circular Polypropylene Project

Jan. 22, 2024
Shell will upgrade a variety of pyrolysis oils into virgin-quality circular feedstocks for Braskem.

Biomimicry Research Leads To Recognition, Sustainability

Jan. 19, 2024
Shu Yang has been named the Penn Center for Innovation Inventor of the Year

Chemical Reactome Predicts Reactions Via Machine Learning

Jan. 19, 2024
Designing models that learn from large datasets that are similar resolves the low-data challenge.

ACC SURVEY: U.S. Regulations Undercutting Chemical Manufacturing

Jan. 17, 2024
American Chemistry Council reports that chemical regulations are adversely impacting national priorities and American manufacturing. Their findings are the result of a survey ...

STUDY: Green Hydrogen Could Spur Economic and Job Growth Across Europe

Jan. 17, 2024
ManpowerGroup and Cepsa report that the adoption of green hydrogen and biofuels could create 1.7 new million jobs by 2040.

University of Michigan Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Perovskite Solar Cell Stability

Jan. 16, 2024
Findings could pave the way for more affordable and durable solar panels.

Study: Harmful Chemicals in Plastics Drive U.S. Healthcare Costs Beyond $250 Billion in 2018

Jan. 16, 2024
Authors calle on Global Plastics Treaty stakeholders to include interventions that reduce EDC exposure to protect public health and the environment.

Celanese Advances Digital Efforts With Generative AI Deployment

Jan. 15, 2024
Specialty chemical company builds on partnership with software provider, Cognite.