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Axens and Praj Industries sign MoU for sustainable aviation fuel projects in India

Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France) and Praj Industries Ltd. (Pune, India) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work jointly on projects in India for production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from low carbon alcohols through Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) pathway. India is…

Baker Hughes and Fortescue Future Industries to collaborate on exploring green hydrogen and geothermal projects

Baker Hughes (Houston) announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) to jointly explore potential opportunities for the scale up and adoption of novel technology solutions for green hydrogen, green ammonia and geothermal projects. The companies see new…

Röhm undertaking decarbonization study with Aker Carbon Capture

Aker Carbon Capture AS (Lysaker, Norway) has been awarded a feasibility study for the development of two carbon capture plants for Röhm (Darmstadt, Germany) to capture nearly 500,000 tons CO2 per year. Aker Carbon Capture recently started up a significant carbon-capture…

Carbon sequestration in synthetic constuction aggregate

Blue Planet Systems (Los Gatos, Calif.; www.blueplanetsystems.com) and Sulzer Chemtech Ltd. (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzer.com) have announced a partnership to accelerate development of Blue Planet’s process for mineralizing carbon dioxide gas into construction aggregate for concrete. By sequestering CO2 into the…

A more stable way to upcycle waste plastics

A new advanced recycling process simplifies the task of breaking down polymer chains and stabilizing the resulting fragments. The Hydrochemolytic technology (HCT), developed by Aduro Clean Technologies, Inc. (Sarnia, Ont., Canada; www.adurocleantech.com), involves processing waste plastic with water, an inexpensive…

Harvesting hydrogen from humid air

Chemical engineers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL; www.epfl.ch), in collaboration with scientists from Toyota Motor Europe (Zaventem, Belgium; www.toyota-europe.com), have invented a photoelectrochemical (PEC) “artificial leaf” that splits water vapor into H2. The technology features a…

ExxonMobil progresses development of major hydrogen project, awards FEED contract to TechnipEnergies

ExxonMobil Corp. (Houston) announced the next step in the development of the world’s largest low-carbon hydrogen production facility with a contract award for front-end engineering and design (FEED). A final investment decision for the project is expected by 2024, subject…

Linde to increase green-hydrogen production in California

Linde plc (Guildford, U.K.) announced plans to increase its green hydrogen production capacity in Ontario, California, in response to growing demand from the mobility market. Linde will build, own and operate the first of several planned five-megawatt PEM (proton exchange…

Standard Lithium installs carbon-capture pilot plant

Standard Lithium Ltd. (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) announced that its Carbon Capture Pilot Plant has been successfully installed at the final testing location in southern. The Carbon Capture Pilot Plant will assess the technical and financial viability of capturing CO2 directly…

Plug Power and Johnson Matthey form alliance for green-hydrogen projects

Plug Power Inc. (Latham, N.Y.) and Johnson Matthey plc (JM; London)  announced a long-term strategic partnership to accelerate the green hydrogen economy.  JM will become an important strategic supplier of MEA components, providing a substantial portion of Plug’s demand for…