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Nova Chemicals Agrees To International Petroleum Buyout

February 23, 2009 10:25 am | Comments

Nova Chemicals Corp., Canada's largest plastics producer, said Monday that it has agreed to be acquired by International Petroleum Investment Co. for $6 per share, or about $499.2 million.

Total Subsidiary On Trial In Deadly French Blast

February 23, 2009 10:09 am | Comments

A subsidiary of French oil giant Total and a former factory director went on trial Monday for an explosion at a chemical plant eight years ago that killed 30 people and injured thousands.

Promoting Pump Management

February 19, 2009 9:36 am | Comments

Blackmer , a Pump Solutions Group (PSGâ„¢) company, recently promoted Tom Madden to the position of managing director.


More Efficient & Economical Routes To Produce Chemicals

February 5, 2009 7:50 am | Comments

The Dow Chemical Co. and Süd-Chemie have agreed to research alternative routes to produce chemicals to help reduce dependence on traditional sources of oil and gas.

Reduce Growth In Electricity Consumption By 22 Percent-Realistically

February 5, 2009 7:50 am | Comments

Energy efficiency programs in the United States could realistically reduce the rate of growth for electricity consumption by 22 percent over the next two decades if key barriers can be addressed, according to recently released analysis by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) .

Another Step Closer To Viable Algae-To-Oil Production

February 5, 2009 7:50 am | Comments

OriginOil, the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, a promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, recently announced the successful automation of its Helix BioReactorâ„¢ system.

Survival Strategies For The Chemical Industry In 2009

February 5, 2009 7:50 am | Comments

In the past few months, it has become unmistakably clear that the chemical industry is not just facing another cyclical downturn.

Vitamin & Mineral News That May Be Hard To Swallow

February 5, 2009 7:50 am | Comments

Earlier this month, the Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) defended its petition in the European Parliament against the European Commission's planned setting of European Union (EU)-wide maximum limits for dosages of vitamins and minerals in food supplements.


Efficiency Gains You Can See

January 22, 2009 3:30 am | Comments

Omnitrol Networks, a real-time application network platforms provider for business process optimization and RFID-based asset track and trace solutions, recently formed a strategic relationship with BT Global Services, a networked IT services provider.

Weaving A More All-Inclusive Web

January 22, 2009 3:30 am | Comments

LUDECA , a laser alignment, vibration analysis and balancing equipment, plus software, services and training vendor, recently redesigned

360° Of Visualization For Better Productivity

January 22, 2009 3:30 am | Comments

According to ICONICS , its "360° Of Visualization For Real-Time Operational Excellence" seminar may aid in improving your engineering productivity up to 60 percent.

Managing Your Assets With More HART

January 22, 2009 3:30 am | Comments

The HART® Communication Foundation (HCF) recently presented its prestigious 2008 HART Plant of the Year Award to the PDVSA Petropiar oil refinery located in Mejorador Jose, Barcelona, Venezuela.

Empowering The Water/Wastewater In Power Plants

January 8, 2009 4:22 am | Comments

Gemma Power Systems recently put in an order to Aquatech Intl. Corp. ; the newly purchased equipment that the company requested is intended for the Colusa Power Station of Maxwell, CA.

The Energy Savings Expected Of 2010 Now

January 8, 2009 4:22 am | Comments

An adequate energy supply in the United States is vital to ensure industrial growth.

Soy Ahoy! Organizations Work To Accelerate Commercialization

December 18, 2008 4:46 am | Comments

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) , in conjunction with PolymerOhio , recently launched an initiative that will accelerate the innovation and commercialization of soy-based industrial products.


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