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Huntsman inaugurates new innovation center in Belgium

Huntsman Corp. has opened a new innovation center in Tienen, Belgium, strengthening its research and development (R&D) capabilities and reinforcing its commitment to its customers in the region.

Red Sea ships attacks push 47% more crude oil, fuels, refined products around Africa

Global crude oil and oil products shipments taking the long route between Asia, the Middle East and the West are up 47% since attacks began on vessels using the shorter Red Sea route.

ACHEMA 2024: A strong call for international cooperation

At the ACHEMA Opening on June 10, 2024, in Frankfurt, Germany, German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Dr. Robert Habeck, and thought leaders from the financial sector, the chemical industry and suppliers pointed out how the process industry is positioning itself within new global framework conditions. Their conclusion: The process industry is vital for the transformation of the economy and society as a whole and international cooperation is the order of the day to overcome the manifold challenges.

Glencore to supply crude to UK's Lindsey oil refinery

Global commodities trader Glencore has won a tender to supply crude oil to Prax's 113,000-bpd Lindsey oil refinery in Britain, replacing rival trader Trafigura.

TotalEnergies and Air Products sign agreement for green hydrogen to decarbonize European refineries

TotalEnergies and Air Products have signed a 15-yr agreement for the annual supply in Europe of 70,000 t of green hydrogen starting in 2030.

Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia's Rostov region suspended after drone attack

The operations of the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia's southern Rostov region were suspended on June 6 after a drone attack.

Haffner Energy to utilize LanzaJet’s alcohol-to-jet technology for Paris-Vatry SAF project

Paris-Vatry SAF, the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant project at Paris-Vatry airport, will be developed with leading alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) technology provider LanzaJet.

Synhelion and Pilatus launch strategic partnership to scale solar fuels

Synhelion and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd enter into a strategic cooperation with the aim of accelerating the scaling of solar fuels for aviation.

BASF researching CO2-neutral production of bio-based fumarate using bacteria found in cow stomachs

With the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens, BASF would like to transform sugar and carbon dioxide into fumaric acid, an important intermediate for chemical production.

World’s first in-flight study of commercial aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel shows significant non-CO2 emission reductions

Results from the world's first in-flight study of the impact of using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in both engines of a commercial aircraft show a reduction in soot particles and formation of contrail ice crystals compared to using conventional Jet A-1 fuel.