UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that it signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) under which the two companies will collaborate on a range of biofuels technologies and projects in China. Under the terms of the agreement, announced at the 20th meeting of the China-U.S. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the companies will collaborate to demonstrate existing biofuels technology to produce green... Read more..
Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract for a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) by UTE IBERESE-SOMAGUE — a business alliance formed between Iberese and the constructor, Somague, a Portuguese subsidiary of the Spanish construction group Sacyr Vallehermoso. The boiler will be integrated in a cogeneration plant that REPSOL is constructing at the SINES Refinery in Portugal. Foster... Read more..
GreenShift Corporation announced that it has received a grant award of $375,000 to further the development of GreenShift’s patented and patent-pending algae bioreactor. The funding is provided through the Montana Board of Research and Commercialization, a unit of the Montana Department of Commerce. The objective of the grant award is to demonstrate the production of algae from an industrial source of carbon dioxide in Montana using GreenShift’s... Read more..
Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced that its board of directors has unanimously approved the redomestication of the company from Bermuda to Switzerland. Foster Wheeler’s shareholders will be asked to vote in favor of the proposal at a shareholders meeting expected to be scheduled for January 2009. If approved by shareholders, and subject to the approval of the Supreme Court of Bermuda and satisfaction of certain other conditions described in the company’s... Read more..
Terrabon, L.L.C. held dedication ceremonies Friday, November 7, for its new Advanced Biofuels Research Facility in Bryan, Texas. The event marked completion of the facility, christened Energy Independence I, which will confirm the scaled-up, commercial feasibility of the Company’s MixAlco(TM) technology. MixAlco converts readily-available, low-cost, non-food biomass into chemicals that can be processed into renewable gasoline. Speaking at the... Read more..
VeruTEK Technologies, Inc. (VTKT.OB) announced the development of new analytical chemistry methods to further support their already advanced Smart Environmental Remediation Technologies including Surfactant Enhanced In Situ Chemical Oxidation (S-ISCOTM), a combination of plant oil-based surfactants and chemical oxidation processes that destroy recalcitrant chemicals. VeruTEK is using Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (UPLC/MS™)... Read more..
OCS Energy, Inc. introduces SolarWash(TM), the first commercially available automated photovoltaic (PV) panel cleaning system. The ground-breaking SolarWash system increases the energy output and shortens the payback for solar power investments. SolarWash attaches directly to an array of PV panels and is controlled by a microprocessor, providing PV system operators a turnkey cleaning solution without having to manually wash each panel. Solar PV is... Read more..
Equistar Chemicals, LP, will temporarily idle the olefin unit at La Porte, Texas, due to declining market and economic conditions. The La Porte olefin unit is expected to remain out of service until early 2009. The plant has a nameplate capacity of 1.7 billion pounds per year of ethylene and 700 million pounds of propylene. “We have elected to take the olefin plant at La Porte offline for two to three months due to the drop-off in demand for... Read more..
ADA-ES, Inc. reaffirmed its market expectations with regard to activated carbon (AC) for controlling mercury emission from coal-fired electrical generating units. Dr. Michael D. Durham, President and CEO of ADA-ES, stated, “The mercury control market continues to grow as a result of existing regulations in over 20 states and Canadian provinces. Although a few analysts have predicted a potential over-supply of AC, we are not seeing that at all; rather,... Read more..
Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced that its Milan-based subsidiary Foster Wheeler Italiana S.p.A., part of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, has been awarded a contract by Zwara Oil Refinery Company Limited (ZORCO) for consultancy and project management services for a planned new 200,000 barrels per stream day crude oil refinery at Mellita, near Zwara, in the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. ZORCO is a project company in... Read more..