Sunday, 29 March 2015

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Airgas to build new Alabama ASU

Airgas, Inc. has signed a long-term agreement to build an air separation unit (ASU) to supply tonnage oxygen, nitrogen and argon via pipeline to Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, Inc. at its steel manufacturing plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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European LNG overflow not expected, says report

Various dynamics in the global LNG business mean that an influx of LNG into Northwest Europe is not expected this summer, according to a new Thomson Reuters LNG Outlook report.

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Funding boost for future ‘green’ transport

Projects that will bring fuel cells into van fleets, develop high efficiency transmissions, and create the next generation of electric and hybrid buses in the UK have this week received a fresh funding boost.

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Air Liquide installs hydrogen station at logistics hub

Air Liquide has been chosen by FM Logistic, an international group whose expertise lies in logistics and supply chains, to provide support for its projected deployment of hydrogen-powered forklift trucks.


World’s largest fuel cell facility a step nearer

AFC Energy plc, has received its first Partial Building Permit from the Stade permitting authorities in Germany to commence construction of what will be the world’s largest industrial alkaline fuel cell facility.

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The helium market - January 2015

The helium market in 2015 Subscription

From shortages to over-supply, 2014 was a year of sharp turnaround for the global helium business. gasworld looks at the market in 2015 and beyond.

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Navy scientists develop prototype for diver life support

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) scientists have developed a prototype for a new life support system for divers.The goal of the new system is to accelerate the deployment of Navy divers, increase safety, and also conserve helium, a valuable natural resource.

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Illinois university invests in helium recycling

The University of Illinois has recently made considerable investment in helium recycling technology as it strives to achieve sustainability in the gas against a well-documented backdrop of fluctuating supply dynamics.

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Airgas provides Fiscal 2015 update

25 Mar 2015

Airgas, Inc. has provided an update on organic sales growth and issued revised earnings guidance for its fourth quarter ending 31st March 2015, describing organic sales growth for the quarter as ‘disappointing’.

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UK Budget: One week on, industry reaction

25 Mar 2015

When Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne last week revealed his final Budget before May’s UK general election, he claimed Britain was ‘walking tall again’ after five years of austerity. But what does industry in the country make of the latest Budget, and its impact upon future growth?


Plug Power announces 2014 financial results

17 Mar 2015

Sales and revenue increases in the 2014 financial year indicates the company is continuing to gain orders and recognition for the various hydrogen-based products that it creates.

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“Faster growth in 2015” predicts Linde

16 Mar 2015

Linde, in reviewing its performance in the fiscal 2014 year, has achieved growth in a difficult market environment and increased its dividend. The company has also predicted that growth in the industrial gases market with be faster paced than that experienced in 2014

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Shell opens LNG station in Rotterdam

Shell has opened its first LNG fuelling station in Rotterdam Waalhaven, the Netherlands, for trucks operating in Europe.


Dansensor launches news MAP system

The new ‘vision-based’ MAP inspection system called the VisioPointer will be on display at the Anuga FoodTec event - which is held in Cologne, Germany, between 24-27 March.


Exhibition vehicle promotes Parker Hannifin’s products

The Automation Group of Parker Hannifin, global leader in motion and control technologies, has launched an exhibition vehicle tour with the objective of taking its latest products directly to customer convenient locations. 

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Enterprise throughout the generations – An interview with Rotarex S.A Subscription

4 Mar 2015

With 10 factories and 30 sales and logistics centres shipping its products to over 65 countries around the world, Rotarex S.A. is at the forefront of the global gas control equipment business, as CEO and Chairman Jean-Claude (J.C.) Schmitz explains in an interview with gasworld magazine.

The helium market - January 2015

The helium market in 2015 Subscription

7 Jan 2015

From shortages to over-supply, 2014 was a year of sharp turnaround for the global helium business. gasworld looks at the market in 2015 and beyond.

Found in the cloud – December 2014

Found in the cloud – Asset management Subscription

3 Dec 2014

Cylinder tracking is an essential tool for managing a company’s prized assets. Now by deploying cloud data storage and mobile devices, Lockhouse has created another level of asset management for end-users. Helen Carmichael reports.

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Two markets – one deflated Eurozone? Subscription

4 Mar 2015

With deflation choking the Eurozone for the second time in six years, we take a look at the markets in Europe and the two sides of the region’s gases business, during this challenging financial period.

Linde - March 2015

Innovation and product design in packaged gases Subscription

4 Mar 2015

Linde Gases provides a case study in cylinder and valve design, describing the developments undertaken as the company sought to improve productivity in the ever evolving compressed gases business.

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Linde starts up Texas ASU

Linde North America has completed installation of its air separation unit (ASU) and associated supporting facilities in La Porte, Texas. The ASU produces oxygen, nitrogen, and argon and is part the $250m Linde North America is investing at the site that also includes a new gasification train and ancillary equipment and facilities.

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China’s appetite for coal – has it peaked?

When the largest coal producer in China puts out the kind of numbers China Shenhua Energy Co. has recently reported, it’s an unmistakable signal that the most populous country on the planet is continuing to step back from coal.

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Funding awarded to explore power of LNG cold

Clean cold technology company Dearman has been awarded a Smart Grant by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to further explore the use of ‘waste cold’ from LNG terminals to provide sustainable power and cooling.

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Europe Industrial Gas Conference 2015

Europe Industrial Gas Conference 2015

Budapest, Hungary, 11th - 12th May

MENA Industrial Gas Conference 2015

Middle East & North Africa 2015

MENA Industrial Gas Conference, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, 7-9 December 2015

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Alstom signs two more biomass contracts in the UK

Developments in energy from biomass have been announced on both sides of the English channel in the last week, as industry continues to go green.


Shell opens LNG station in Rotterdam

Shell has opened its first LNG fuelling station in Rotterdam Waalhaven, the Netherlands, for trucks operating in Europe.

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Efficient transport modes for the fracking industry Subscription

2 Apr 2014 | By Dr Roy S Irani

Fracking and natural gas have been such common words in recent forums and the gas receptacle world has not been left out. If anything, both the gas cylinder and automotive industries have been preparing for this ‘green’ fuel alternative for several decades and have considered not only the output post the fracking process – compressed natural gas (CNG) – but also hydrogen as potential future fuels.

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Cryogenic valves for an evolving LNG industry Subscription

5 Feb 2014 | By Keith Stewart

As one of the first cryogenic service providers to enter the LNG industry, it’s well over a decade since Herose started supplying valves for LNG applications.

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