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Koch affiliate company signs EPC agreement with Fidelis New Energy for renewable fuels facility

Koch Engineered Solutions (Wichita, Kan.; www.kochengineeredsolutions.com) announced July 11 that its affiliate company, Optimized Process Designs (OPD), executed a definitive engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement with Fidelis New Energy LLC (Houston; www.fidelisinfra.com) for the primary renewable fuels processing facility…

Shell subsidiary to build pyrolysis oil upgrader unit at Netherlands complex

Shell Chemicals Park Moerdijk, a subsidiary of Shell plc (London, U.K.; www.shell.com), today announced a new investment that supports its plan to transition the chemicals park into a site able to supply more low-carbon products and products made using recycled…

Nexus Circular and Braskem sign MoU for recycled plastic materials

Nexus Circular LLC (Atlanta, Ga.; www.nexuscircular.com) and Braskem S.A. (São Paulo, Brazil; www.braskem.com.br) today announced that they have signed a detailed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to secure the production output from a new advanced recycling facility planned near Chicago, Ill. …

CE Podcast: Andreas Eschbach, CEO of eschbach

On this episode of the Chemical Engineering podcast, senior editor Scott Jenkins is joined by eschbach Europe and North America founder and CEO Andreas Eschbach, who discusses the progress and implications of the digital transformation in the chemical process industries,…

The ‘Green’ Chemistry Challenge

The Green Chemistry Challenge Awards recognize scientific solutions to environmental problems that reduce hazards associated with the design, manufacture and use of chemicals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention sponsors the awards in…

Atmospheric Pressure Releases: Which Require Dispersion Modeling?

Dispersion modeling of atmospheric releases from pressure-relief valves and other sources can be time-consuming. Follow this screening process to categorize which installations require detailed modeling and focus effort where it is most consequential The safe design of atmospheric relief/venting systems…

Drought emphasizes water scarcity

A megadrought in the U.S. Southwest has triggered emergency measures to be taken, as both water and hydroelectric power supplies to millions of people are threatened. The water levels in the two largest human-made reservoirs in the U.S., Lake Mead…

New Membranes Support Sustainability Trends

Advances in membrane technologies allow processors to delve into gas- and water-separation applications more effectively and efficiently Conventional membranes have a reputation for being “finicky” and “high maintenance” because they don’t operate well under high pressures or temperatures, are subject…

Evonik opens first zero-liquid-discharge catalyst plant in India

  Evonik Catalysts (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has opened a new Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) plant at its facility in Dombivli, India. The new plant reduces the amount of fresh water required for production processes and turns material that was previously…

SAF Production Expands for a Low-Carbon Future

To lower their climate impact, petroleum refiners are increasingly assessing greenhouse-gas-emission intensities as they consider processing lower-carbon feedstocks. One area of particular activity is sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), where demand growth is accelerating While the oil-and-gas industry has been on…