Crescentino plant in Italy re-starts with the production of liquid hand disinfectant from bioethanol

Crescentino Plant View: 2G biofuels biorefinery

Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has launched a new line to produce liquid hand disinfectant marketed under the brand name Invix™ at its plant in Crescentino (Vercelli, North-western Italy), to meet the growing demand as a result of the current health situation across the nation.

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Clariant and Ineratec joined forces for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals

Clariant Industrial Biotechnology Group in Germany

Swiss chemical giant Clariant joined forces with Ineratec in the challenge for a greener future. The companies entered a partnership to develop and commercialize novel technologies for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. Clariant will provide its extensive catalysis expertise and broad portfolio of syngas conditioning and upgrading catalysts to support Ineratec’s groundbreaking gas-to-liquid technology.

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An interview with Pasi Laine, CEO of Valmet. “We are happy to see that green recovery is part of many regions’ response on how to build growth after the pandemic”

Pasi Laine. Source: http://www.valmet.com

“We are happy to see that green recovery is part of many regions’ response on how to build growth after the pandemic”. To say it – in this interview released waiting the World Bioeconomy Forum – is Pasi Laine, CEO of  Valmet, a leading supplier of technology, equipment and services to the global bioproducts industry. Its customers include pulp, paper and tissue manufacturers, as well as producers of other high-end products derived from using wood as a raw material. Pasi Laine will be appearing on the CEO Discussion Panel at the World Bioeconomy Forum (WCBEF) virtual event to be broadcast live from Ruka, Finland on 10th September 2020. Laine spoke to the WCBEF about Valmet’s role in the circular bioeconomy as well as operating in a post COVID-19 world.

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Neste delivers its first batch of SAF to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline

San Francisco International Airport

Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, has delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) via pipeline, where it will be used by major airlines committed to reducing carbon emissions.

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Photanol and RENOLIT joined forces to develop polymers by using CO2

Thomas Sampers and Veronique de Bruijn. Source: http://www.photanol.com

Photanol BV and RENOLIT SE form a strategic partnership to develop polymers by using CO2 absorbed from the air in a direct, fully circular and CO2 -neutral conversion process without the usage of (fossil) oil and gas. As such, this innovative process is an optimal solution to contribute to the reduction of global warming while still enjoying the benefits of virgin high performance polymers.

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Clariant and Slovak Duslo’s research institute Vucht transform waste into wealth

Mercedes-Benz fleet at Clariant´s sunliquid® demonstration plant for production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues.;

Clariant and Duslo’s research institute VUCHT are transforming waste into wealth. Using a proprietary technique and Clariant’s HYDEX E next-generation hydro-dewaxing catalyst, VUCHT has successfully converted plastic waste into premium winter fuel distillate. The efficacy of this groundbreaking process has now been proven in a pilot plant in Slovakia. As plastics and fuels are both mainly composed of natural gas or crude oil, turning one into the other has major implications for sustainable and lucrative fuel production.

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R Plus Japan will invest in the development of Anellotech’s cutting-edge Plas-TCat technology

David Sudolsky

Sustainable technology company Anellotech has announced that R Plus Japan Ltd., a new joint venture company, will invest in the development of Anellotech’s cutting-edge Plas-TCat technology for recycling used plastics. R Plus Japan was established by 12 cross-industry partners within the Japanese plastics supply chain. Member partners include Suntory MONOZUKURI Expert Ltd. (SME, a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Ltd.), TOYOBO Co. Ltd., Rengo Co. Ltd., Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd., J&T Recycling Corporation, Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., Iwatani Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co. Ltd., Toppan Printing Co. Ltd., Fuji Seal International Inc., Hokkaican Co. Ltd., Yoshino Kogyosho Co. Ltd..

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Nouryon acquires the carboxymethyl cellulose business of J.M. Huber Corporation

Nouryon has completed its previously announced acquisition of the carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) business of J.M. Huber Corporation. The transaction will significantly broaden Nouryon’s portfolio of products in CMC, a sustainable, bio-based water-soluble polymer used as a thickener, binder, stabilizer and film former.

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Evonik makes green hydrogen more affordable

Hydrogen Trainset. Image by Erich Westendarp from Pixabay

Green hydrogen is a beacon of hope in the energy transition, both as a carbon-free fuel for industry and transportation, and as a key raw material for the chemical industry. Green hydrogen is produced from water by electrolysis using electricity generated from renewable resources. It is still much more expensive than conventional hydrogen, which is generally obtained from methane gas in a process that releases carbon dioxide. As well as sufficient low-cost electricity generated from renewables, investment in the electrolyzer is a key factor in cost-efficient production of green hydrogen.

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Neste and Jokey joined forces to develop rigid packaging from renewable materials

Neste’s headquarter in Espoo, Finland

Neste and Jokey, a leading international manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, started collaborating with a target to develop the market for rigid packaging from sustainable renewable and recycled materials for food and non-food applications.

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