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DowDuPont Alters Split Plans, Shifts $8 Billion in Revenue to Specialty Products

DowDuPont will shift businesses with $8 billion in annual revenue from its planned material science spinoff to the specialty products spinoff as part of a previously announced portfolio review. Businesses moved to specialty products include: Dow automotive systems’ adhesives and fluids

Vertimass Receives Go from US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) After Completing Intermediate Technology Validation

Vertimass LLC announced completion of intermediate technology validation from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO), which verified performance against negotiated milestones, provided progress on scale-up, and reviewed Vertimass’ estimated cost f

BIO 2017: Getting Down to Business at World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

Developers of bio-based chemicals are adapting to market challenges on both the commercial execution and financing fronts, by focusing on higher-performing products, partnerships, and new business models, according to attendees of this year’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology,

Ethylene Exports from the U.S. Planned

Thanks to cheap natural gas from shale, the U.S. has become a large exporter of ethane as a feedstock for overseas ethylene makers. As U.S. chemical projects start to come on-stream later this year, the country will grow as an exporter of ethylene derivatives such as polyethylene (PE). Now, U

The Propylene Oxide Problem

Propylene oxide (PO) is in strong demand, especially for polyurethanes applications, but tight control on the technology is limiting the building of new plants. PO is one of the fastest growing uses of propylene, with production up 3.5%/year from 2010-2016. Given the forecast growth rates, mo

IndianOil and LanzaTech Sign a Statement of Intent to Construct World’s First Refinery Off Gas-to-Bioethanol Production Facility in India

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil) and LanzaTech have signed a Statement of Intent to construct the world’s first refinery off gas-to-bioethanol production facility in India. LanzaTech has developed a gas fermentation process to make fuels and chemicals. Instead of sugars and ye

Volvo to Use Electric Motors in All Cars from 2019

Volvo Cars announced that every model from 2019 onwards would have an electric motor, making it the first traditional carmaker to call time on vehicles powered solely by an internal combustion engine. Volvo said that it would put electrification at the core of its business. From 2019 it will

Indian Oil, Partners Sign Deal for $40-Billion Refinery, Petchem Plan

India’s state-owned oil companies-Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, and Hindustan Petroleum- have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to build one of the world’s largest integrated refinery-petrochemical complexes in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra State on India’s west coas