Sunday, 23 November 2014

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Asia-Pacific conference “huge success”

The event, which attracted about 250 attendees from around the globe, has been heralded as a huge success – by delegates throughout the three-day event this week.

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INEOS to invest in UK shale

Chemicals giant INEOS has confirmed that it plans to invest $1bn (£640m) in UK onshore shale gas exploration and appraisal. Substantial further investment would follow if the company moved into development and production.

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Cryostar launches largest test facility

November marked an important milestone in Cryostar’s history, with the launch of the world’s largest liquid nitrogen test facility for cryogenic pumps.

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New microsite from Air Products 

Air Products has launched a new microsite designed to illustrate the ‘seemingly endless’ possibilities for applying liquid nitrogen to various phases of the food production process.

Demonstration rig

World first PtL plant inaugurated

A Power-to-Liquids (PtL) demonstration rig – the first of its kind in the world – has been officially inaugurated by Dresden-based sunfire GmbH.

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RasGas - Helium refinery tender announcement

RasGas invites all industrial gas companies who meet the mandatory requirements to submit a bid for the Helium Refinery 3 project, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City in the state of Qatar.

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First helium production in Canada since 1977

Quantum Technology Corporation and Quantum Helium Management Corporation are pleased to announce the start-up of their new helium purification plant in Canada this summer. Their plant has produced truckloads of helium that is ready to deliver.

Kennedy Space Centre

NASA awards gases contracts

NASA has awarded an agency-wide multiple award contracts to Air Products and Chemicals and Linde consolidating the agency’s requirements for 10.2 million litres of liquid helium and 128.6 million cubic feet of gaseous helium to support operations at 13 NASA locations.

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Demonstration rig

World first PtL plant inaugurated

20 Nov 2014 | By Rob Cockerill

A Power-to-Liquids (PtL) demonstration rig – the first of its kind in the world – has been officially inaugurated by Dresden-based sunfire GmbH.

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US hydrogen network plans for Air Liquide

18 Nov 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

Air Liquide has announced plans to develop and supply a fully-integrated hydrogen fuelling infrastructure in the northeast United States, in collaboration with Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. (Toyota), to support Toyota’s introduction of a new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), the “Mirai”, and its plans to deliver hydrogen FCEVs in the United States.

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Air Liquide partner in this year educational challenge

13 Nov 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

The Challenge Bibendum, organised by Michelin since 1998, will be held this year from November 11th to 14th, 2014 in Chengdu, China. It brings together representatives from industry, science, international and national institutions and NGOs to explore the challenges and solutions for sustainable mobility.

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McPhy names Northern American manager

13 Nov 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

McPhy Energy, specialised in hydrogen based solutions for energy storage and industrial applications, has appointed Prabhu K. Rao Chief Executive Officer of McPhy Energy North America. McPhy will benefit from his 17-year experience at growing on-site generation business addressing both industrial and mobility markets.

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SOL Group releases Q3 results

The Board of Directors of SOL S.p.A. has approved its third quarter 2014 results, recording consolidated sales of €462.8m, up 4.6% compared with third quarter 2013.

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Plug Power has record quarterly revenue

Plug Power, a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today reports its 2014 third quarter results. Most notably, with in the space of nine months, the company has grown from net working capital of $11m at the end of 2013 to $117.6m at end of Q3 2014.

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Air Liquide acquires Sweden’s FordonsGas

The company has announced the completion of the agreement for the acquisition of FordonsGas – a company that distributes CBG (Compressed BioGas) for the Swedish transportation market.

Conference

Ghasemi to speak at Morgan Stanley conference

The Air Products Chairman President and CEO, Seifi Ghasemi, will be speaking at next week’s Morgan Stanley Global Chemicals and Agriculture Conference in Boston on November 12th from 12.30pm (ET).

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Linde Distributor Association launches improved website

The new website allows members of the association to control content, attract new members and increase transactions.

Smart phone,electronics

Harris launches first mobile app

The Harris Products Group has released its first mobile app this week, and users can now quickly find the best brazing and soldering alloy for their jobs.

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Crowcon strengthens Gas-Pro range

Gas detection specialist Crowcon has further strengthened its Gas-Pro range with the introduction of the Gas-Pro IR.

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Xi’an fabs site fully on-stream

Air Products has today announced its site in the Xi’an High-tech Zone (XHTZ), Shaanxi Province, China, recently celebrated being brought fully on-stream to supply bulk gases to Samsung Electronics’ advanced semiconductor fabs, which represent one of Samsung’s largest overseas investments and the most advanced fabs in China.

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Norway’s first biofuel flight takes off

Norwegian has said it is proud to carry out its first ever flight with biofuel. Norwegian’s flight DY631 from Bergen to Oslo took off this afternoon with almost 50% biofuel; a flight that emits over 40% less than an average flight with regular fuel.

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Ratermann launches new cryogenics division

Ratermann Manufacturing, with nearly 20 years experience in the cryogenic and gas industry has unveiled a new division called Ratermann Cryogenics. Part of Ratermann Manufacturing’s mission statement is, “To provide knowledge and service customers can depend on”, and the cryogenics division was launched for this reason.

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Siemens H-clas turbine en route to center

The third of three Siemens H-class gas turbines is en route to FPL’s Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center in Florida. Using the Siemens advanced gas turbine technology, FPL is modernizing its Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center with the goal of cutting fossil fuel consumption by one-third.

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ASU secures gas supply in Eastern Cape

Air Products South Africa official unveiled its R300m Eastern Cape ASU in the Coega Industrial Development Zone – the second to be launched by the company this year as part of its long term R2bn investment in establishing a solid production and supply network.

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McPhy names new regional manager

McPhy Energy has named Jalal Abdenour as CEO for its operations in the Middle East, Africa and India region.

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Plug Power moves into new market

Plug Power Inc. has successfully completed the installation of its first GenFuel hydrogen infrastructure for the ground support equipment (GSE) market at Memphis Airport.

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Fuel cell agreement in Europe

ITM Power has welcomed the news that representatives of five major European bus manufacturers have signed a joint Letter of Understanding (LOU) at the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking’s (FCH JU) Stakeholders Forum in Brussels last week.

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