Tuesday, 27 January 2015

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Hydrogen filling stations continue to open

The hydrogen revolution, on a global scale, shows no sign of slowing as Air Liquide inaugurates a filling station in the city of Saint-Lô in the Manche department. The Manche General Council is the first local authority in France to have a hydrogen station for its vehicles.

Toyota Mirai

Toyota to increase hydrogen vehicle production

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced in the last few days that it will increase production of the ‘Mirai’ fuel cell sedan, amid stronger than expected demand for the hydrogen-powered vehicle.

Linde provides a whole range of industrial gas and equipment solutions and services.

Linde’s Southern Arkansas ASU on-stream

The 470 tonne-per-day plant will serve customer in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. A special open house event to celebrate the achievement will be held on 14th May, states the company.

Industrial laser welding

Messer rebrands laser gases line in Germany

The Messer Group is to sell cylinder gases for laser material processing under a new brand name – Lasline – in Germany in the future.

Sheet steel rolls

Crude steel output rose 1.2% in 2014

World crude steel production reached 1.662 million tonnes (Mt) for the year 2014, up 1.2% compared to 2013. The fact that Asia continues to feature prominently in global crude steel production, reflects a rise in oxygen capacity in the region gasworld understands.

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Linde awarded Canadian helium purification contract

The Linde Group has been awarded a contract to provide its helium purification and processing technology to Richmond, Virginia-based Weil Group Resources, LLC. The plant is expected to be operational by early 2016. 

Dollars finance coins currency

$215m generated from BLM helium sales

The figure is the total sum of sales from the previous year. A $115m cash pot was transferred to the US Treasury which was the result from the sale and auction of crude helium from the Federal Helium Reserve – and augments the earlier transfer of $100m already delivered.

Kennedy Space Centre

NASA technology boosts industrial gases

Both MRI scans and fuel cell cars have received a boost thanks to a piece of equipment that has been delivered to NASA. Sustainable Innovations delivered to NASA a system which is designed to separate valuable helium used to purge rocket hydrogen fuel systems.

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Air-Liquide-Hydrogen

Hydrogen filling stations continue to open

27 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

The hydrogen revolution, on a global scale, shows no sign of slowing as Air Liquide inaugurates a filling station in the city of Saint-Lô in the Manche department. The Manche General Council is the first local authority in France to have a hydrogen station for its vehicles.

Air-Liquide-station

Air Liquide completes construction of H2 stations in Japan

19 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

A ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of two hydrogen filling stations in the cities of Nagoya and Toyota, located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan. These two hydrogen filling stations are the first public-use hydrogen filling stations for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in the central Nagoya area and in Toyota City, respectively.

India Map - January 2015

Fuel cell developer brings hydrogen systems to India

19 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

Intelligent Energy, a developer of fuel cells based in the United Kingdom, is in the process of taking its technology to India to be used to power telecommunications towers in the country.

solar panel,photovoltaics

REC shareholders support sale of business

16 Jan 2015 | By Stuart Radnedge

REC is set to join forces with Norway-based Elkem Group. The business has been sold as the largest European supplier of solar panels worldwide. The transaction should be closed in early March 2015.

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Merger agreement deal

Technip acquires Air Liquide’s Zimmer business

Technip has purchased all of Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Zimmer polymer technology business. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, the business includes technologies for the processing of polyesters and polyamides1, research and development facilities, and a team of around 40 skilled engineers, researchers and project teams.

Rolande-LNG-Cryostar

Cryostar gains station contract from Rolande LNG

Cryostar SAS has reached an agreement to supply equipment for five new LNG and LCNG refueling stations to Giessen, Netherlands-based Rolande LNG BV, one of the leading LNG fuel suppliers for trucks in the Netherlands, and Europe.

Business deal merger

Tech Air acquires McGinnis Welding Supply

Connecticut-based distributor of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related welding supplies, Tech Air, has acquired Texas’ McGinnis Welding Supply – which is a leading distributor of industrial, specialty and medical gases.

Dollars finance coins currency

Exchange rate change for Praxair

The company has announced it will no longer use the Venezuelan government’s official exchange rate of 6.3 bolivars per US dollar. It will instead use the new approved rate of 50 bolivars per US dollar – thus providing a charge of $131m in the fourth-quarter 2014 results.

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Linde provides a whole range of industrial gas and equipment solutions and services.

Linde’s Southern Arkansas ASU on-stream

The 470 tonne-per-day plant will serve customer in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. A special open house event to celebrate the achievement will be held on 14th May, states the company.

TW52 Quick Connector

New WEH connector for CO2 filling

Germany-based WEH GmbH has introduced the new WEH® TW52 Quick Connector to the cylinder filling market, developed especially for filling gaseous and liquid carbon dioxide (CO2), as well as for refrigerants filling.

Lincoln-MIG-welding

Lincoln Electric launches “quality assured” MIG welder

The Lincoln Electric Company has introduced an orbital metal inert gas (MIG) welding system that is ideal for industries where orbital welds are subject to exceptionally high standards, such as pipeline, construction or process piping.

New Trends in Frozen Prepared Foods

Dalco Food benefits from Air Products’ Freshline®

The Dutch company Dalco Food- which specialises in the production of meat and vegetable ingredients for food- has optimised its food forming process with a liquid nitrogen injection solution by using the Freshline® LIN-IS from Air Products.

BOC-LNG

Containerships and BOC sign LNG deal

Containerships Ltd’s first LNG powered trucks in the UK are now being refuelled at BOC’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) refuelling station in Teesport, Middlesbrough. The site is also available for third party access by arrangement.

Wartsila-LNG-technology

Wärtsilä’s LNG reliquefaction and gas handling systems selected

Four new LNG carriers are set to feature Wärtsilä’s LNG reliquefaction and gas handling systems. The carriers are being build by the Hudong-Zhongua Shipbuilding yard in China.

Rolande-LNG-Cryostar

Cryostar gains station contract from Rolande LNG

Cryostar SAS has reached an agreement to supply equipment for five new LNG and LCNG refueling stations to Giessen, Netherlands-based Rolande LNG BV, one of the leading LNG fuel suppliers for trucks in the Netherlands, and Europe.

Linde supply facility

Linde upgrading two ASUs

The two air separation units, one in Trail, British Columbia, and the other in Braddock, Pennsylvania, are being upgraded after Linde renewed long-term contracts with two of its major tonnage customers.

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Fertiliser ammonia

Strong projections for global ammonia capacity

Global ammonia capacity will experience considerable growth in the next three years, increasing from 204.2 million metric tons per year (tpy) in 2013 to 249.4 million tpy by 2018, according to a new report from GlobalData.

Japan

Hydrogen first in Japan by Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Kawasaki Heavy Industries unveiled its liquid hydrogen (LH2) generation system in November, the first domestic manufacturer in Japan to do so.

China Globe

Successful start-up for Yingde ASU in China

Kaifeng Air Separation Group Company Limited has recently announced that the air separation plant (ASU) it manufactured for the Yingde Chizhou project has been successfully started up.

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