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Highlights- July 2014 issue - Vol.27.7

Interview: “Energy savings are always possible on both the demand side and supply side” - Ron Beck, Industry Solutions Director, AspenTech.
Comment: Fertilizer Industry: Gathering strength amidst long prevailing despair - Dr MP Sukumaran Nair, Consultant & Educator.
Gasification of Low Value Feedstocks Provides Big Returns in Refinery - Sunil Singhal, Paul Koppel, Ravi Ravikumar.
Sweet Solutions to Beat the Heat on increasing Energy Costs - Nilesh Mehta, Head -Technical, Sales Support & Segments with Tranter India Pvt. Ltd.
Can We Raise Safety Valve Settings ?. - S Raghava Chari, Industry Consultant.
Ammonia Refrigeration: Computation at Ease - Dr V.V.Mahajani superannuated as Professor of Chem Engg from ICT-Mumbai.
Membrane-based Gas Separation. Principle, Applications and Future Potential - S. Sridhar, Sharifah Bee a and Suresh K. Bhargava.

 

 
News
Highlights of the Union Finance Budget 2014 ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Economic Survey trashes nutrient-based fertilizer subsidy policy; urges review ......................................................................................................................................................................................... India Innovation Fund to be expanded: Dr Mashelkar ......................................................................................................................................................................................... IndiaChem 2014 - Govt plans SEZs abroad; Indian Chemical Industry should target to be in top 5 globally ......................................................................................................................................................................................... ONGC to sell Mangalore stake; building a Rs6,400-crore Aromatic Complex ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Reliance to pump Rs1.8 lakh crore across businesses ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Cipla to inject £100 million in UK subsidiary ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Nivea’s Rs1,000 crore manufacturing plant coming up in Gujarat ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 1st Surface & Coating Expo 2014 - Corrosion eats up 6% of India’s GDP every year – Dr Baldev Raj ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Honeywell opens renewable energy equipment manufacturing unit in India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Aker Solutions India inaugurates upgraded Pune facility ......................................................................................................................................................................................... German chemical sales jump 2% on specialty demand ......................................................................................................................................................................................... L&T bags Rs 5,076 crore Kuwaiti hydrocarbon order ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Addivant’s next generation liquid phosphite antioxidant gets FDA nod ......................................................................................................................................................................................... CB&I bags Petrofac’s sphere storage contract ......................................................................................................................................................................................... DuPont and Tate & Lyle to venture into biochemicals ......................................................................................................................................................................................... ThyssenKrupp bags contract from Hungarian fertilizer manufacturer ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Evonik opens new hydrogen peroxide plant in China ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Grundfos India promotes sustainable manufacturing and energy efficiency ......................................................................................................................................................................................... AkzoNobel to sell Paper Chemicals business for €153 million ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Albemarle to acquire Rockwood for $6.2 billion ......................................................................................................................................................................................... PPG to purchase Mexico’s Comex for $2.3 billion ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Grundfos improves environmental & energy efficiency ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Nita Ambani joins RIL board ......................................................................................................................................................................................... ONGC improves on Newsweek Green Ranking ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Vinyl India 2014 - Ajay S. Shriram awarded ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Pump Industry Awards 2014 - SPP Pumps bags ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ and ‘Engineer of the Year’ awards ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Bayer India HQ features high-performance polycarbonate sheet for lighting applications ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Clariant inaugurates new India headquarters at Airoli, Navi Mumbai ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Grundfos improves environmental & energy efficiency ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Lanxess introduces new water-based pigments ......................................................................................................................................................................................... UOP’s renewable fuel technology powers largest biofuel facility in the U.S ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Clariant India records Q1 2014 profit of Rs 21.3 cr ......................................................................................................................................................................................... SABIC plans bio-feedstocks for polymers ......................................................................................................................................................................................... LNG companies give thumbs up to Petronet’s storage tanks lease proposal ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Westlake Chemical acquires German PVC firm Vinnolit ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Archroma acquires 49% stake in M. Dohmen SA ......................................................................................................................................................................................... European Commission clears Solvay — Ineos merger ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Foster Wheeler bags Kazakh contract for steam reformer ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Lubrizol expanding energy and water business unit ......................................................................................................................................................................................... AkzoNobel opens new membrane electrolysis plant in Germany ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Bayer Material Science plans €15 million investment in ‘Dream Production’ ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Clariant unveils new mining services lab in Maharashtra ......................................................................................................................................................................................... UN rings warning bell as CO2 levels cross new threshold ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Tata Chem identifies farm and consumer businesses as key drivers of future growth ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Deepak Fertilisers’ Q1 profit to be hit by gas woes ......................................................................................................................................................................................... HPCL to acquire 11-15% stake in Petronet LNG terminal ......................................................................................................................................................................................... SABIC plans world’s first oil-to-chemicals complex ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Chemical industry urges Centre to establish a Rs 560-cr chemical innovation fund ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Russia signs $400 billion worth gas deal with China, eyes gas pipeline deal with India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... BPCL to set up PU project in Kerala ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Berkshire Hathaway to buy Phillips 66 unit ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Europe inches closer to shale gas commercialization ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Petronas floating LNG project sailing ahead ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Reliance Q3 profits boosted by refining, exploration businesses ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Pune gets new skills development centre ......................................................................................................................................................................................... FAI Annual Seminar 2013 - HRS emphasises role of energy efficiency in fertilizer industry ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Yusuf Hamied donates Rs 8 crore to RSC chemistry education programme in India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Clariant divests its water treatment biz to South African AECI ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Versalis and Elevance partner for developing green catalysts ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Lupin acquires Netherlands’ Nanomi ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Grundfos India partners with NDTV for a campaign on energy efficiency ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Richard van der Merwe appointed MD,Bayer CropScience India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... HPCL subsidiary to acquire gas blocks in Australia ......................................................................................................................................................................................... BASF inaugurates battery materials R&D and application center in Japan ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Heitmann bows out, Matthias Zachert appointed as Chairman of Lanxess ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw bags Othmer Gold Medal ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Foundation laid for India’s largest nuclear power plant in Haryana ......................................................................................................................................................................................... KSB receives RWE Supplier award ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Clariant technology for world’s largest propane dehydrogenation unit ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Technip and BP extend their purified terephthalic acid alliance ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Dow to spin off 40 plants ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Dr. Palle Rama Rao receives SIES award ......................................................................................................................................................................................... AkzoNobel completes sale of Primary Amides business to PMC Group ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Praj Industries restructures biz, adopts new identity ......................................................................................................................................................................................... SABIC certified ‘Top Employers Asia Pacific 2014’ ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Japanese chemical explosion kills 5 ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Novozymes eyes India expansion ......................................................................................................................................................................................... RIL-BP to quadruple natural gas production ......................................................................................................................................................................................... FACT to ferry ammonia, but rising costs shut production ......................................................................................................................................................................................... GSK to hike stake in Indian arm ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Kirloskar Brothers celebrates golden jubilee of Dewas plant ......................................................................................................................................................................................... BP signs $16 billion tight gas project deal in Oman ......................................................................................................................................................................................... L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 2,962 crore ......................................................................................................................................................................................... ThyssenKrupp combines capabilities in plant technology ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Wacker opens technical centre in Kolkata ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Petrotech 2014 ......................................................................................................................................................................................... IIT-Kharagpur to build Rs 350-cr research and innovation park ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Reliance obtains CCEA approval to sell D6 gas at higher price ......................................................................................................................................................................................... ISRO’s cryogenic ambitions take off with GSLV launch ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Tata Chemicals bags three awards at FAI Golden Jubilee Awards ......................................................................................................................................................................................... NK Parekh receives the Colour Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award ......................................................................................................................................................................................... CCMA construction chemical conference in Nagpur ......................................................................................................................................................................................... DyStar acquires chemical firm Lenmar ......................................................................................................................................................................................... India accounts for 20% of global effluents - Tata Strategic Management report ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Air Products enters industrial gases joint venture in Oman ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Rockwell Automation to acquire Jacobs Automation ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Granules India acquires Auctus Pharma ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Rolta & Intergraph Technology Conference 2013 ......................................................................................................................................................................................... GEA hybrid vacuum ejector system for Mahul refinery ......................................................................................................................................................................................... GSK to build new `864 crore pharma unit in India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Shell’s gigantic ship to house world’s first floating LNG project ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Evonik and LanzaTech working on bio-processed precursors for specialty plastics ......................................................................................................................................................................................... ONGC Videsh and Petrovietnam sign MoU to promote cooperation in hydrocarbon sector ......................................................................................................................................................................................... BPCL to invest $4 billion to expand refining capacity ......................................................................................................................................................................................... India to get its first strategic oil storage by 2014 ......................................................................................................................................................................................... ONGC leads India’s entry into shale oil and gas exploration ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Bharat Ratna for Prof CNR Rao ......................................................................................................................................................................................... India’s CSIR and Australia’s CSIRO tieup for clean fuel technology ......................................................................................................................................................................................... RIL rakes in 1 lakh crore sales in Q2; net profit jumps 1.5% ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Indian pharma market valued at `72,069 crore, CII-PwC report ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Lanxess celebrates 75 years of production of ion exchange resins for the treatment of water ......................................................................................................................................................................................... AkzoNobel opens new coatings plant in India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Henkel India opens innovation centre in India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Solvay completes acquisition of US-based Chemlogics ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Bureau Veritas acquires Sievert India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Kirloskar Brothers, first Indian company to develop sodium pumps for nuclear reactors ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Arkema inaugurates its first R&D centre in China ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Emerson acquires Enardo ......................................................................................................................................................................................... India Chem Gujarat 2013 – 3rd International Exhibition & Conference ......................................................................................................................................................................................... K 2013 - Premier trade fair for plastics and rubber industry attracts global attention ......................................................................................................................................................................................... analytica Anacon India 2013 - Indian analytical instruments industry worth around $1 billion ......................................................................................................................................................................................... First edition of IFAT India makes a splash ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Clariant launches new range of personal care products in India ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Kirloskar Brothers wins CII National Award for Excellence in Energy ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Forbes Magazine lists Ecolab among the world’s most innovative companies ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Industry-Academia Cooperation - SABIC joins hands with IITB-Monash Research Academy to fund doctorate programs ......................................................................................................................................................................................... World’s largest ammonia plant will utilize ThyssenKrupp’s unique technology ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Siemens to supply compressor trains for three LNG plants in China ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Ranbaxy to build new plant in Malaysia ......................................................................................................................................................................................... L&T Hydrocarbon bags orders worth over Rs 807 Cr ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Lanxess now managing its global business from Cologne ......................................................................................................................................................................................... BASF opens $33 million research facility expansion in USA ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Vietnam’s second refinery ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 10th Calibre Chemical Industry Digest Workshop on Pumps, Seals and Packings ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Honeywell sponsors two Indian teachers to greenboot camp in USA ......................................................................................................................................................................................... MEPEC 2013: Premier process engineering event aims to overcome future challenges through engineering excellence ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Foster Wheeler wins British Safety Council’s OH&S Audit Award ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Henkel appoints new business director for general industry ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Japan, India partner to lower LNG prices ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3rd National Agrochemicals Conclave 2013 ......................................................................................................................................................................................... DMAI annual get-together ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Iraq launches world’s largest flare reduction project .........................................................................................................................................................................................
 
 
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