Monday, 28 July 2014

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Double celebration for Plug Power

Texas based Ace Hardware open a new all hydrogen material handling facility – and ordered additional GenDrive Units from Plug Power in the process.

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HyperSolar stresses need for “greener” H2

HyperSolar, the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, has discussed the importance of understanding how hydrogen fuel is produced and implemented into hydrogen fuelling station infrastructure.

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GKN and McPhy sign agreement

GKN Powder Metallurgy and McPhy Energy today announce a technology partnership agreement to accelerate the deployment of cost competitive solid state hydrogen storage.

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French filling station first for regional authority

Air Liquide has just won a competitive bid launched by the Council Général de la Manche to supply and install a hydrogen filling station in Saint-Lô, France.

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Targets set for Plug Power

In the company’s Annual Shareholder Meeting, the CEO Andy Marsh stated clear goals to make the fuel cell manufacturer provide tomorrow’s power solutions today.

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Q1 fiscal 2015 announcement from Airgas

Airgas, one of the US’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, today reported earnings per diluted share of $1.18 for its first quarter ended June 30, 2014, up 4% over the prior year. First quarter sales increased 3% over the prior year to $1.31bn.

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Third quarter increases for Air Products

Air Products today reported third quarter results led by strong performance in Merchant Gases, and Electronics and Performance Materials. For the quarter ended June 30, 2014, net income was $314m, up 9%, and diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $1.46, an increase of 7%, compared with results for the third quarter of 2013.

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Brazil’s Engemasa Valve acquired

Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s Industrial division has announced the acquisition of the valve division of Engemasa Engenharia E Materiais LTDA of Sao Carlos, Brazil.

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Increasing pressure on refining margins, says report

An additional 11.7 million barrels per day (mmbd) of Crude Distillation Capacity (CDU) will come online globally between 2014 and 2020, with an annual average of 1.6 mmbd, says a new report from GlobalData – a dynamic which it is claimed will impact negatively upon refining margins.

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Industrial gases supporting entire natural gas production chain Subscription

By Stuart Radnedge

This fortnight’s gasInsight feature looks at the vital role our industry plays across the entire petrochemical processing spectrum. Part One is below with Part Two published in two weeks time.

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Major investment in US

21 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

Air Liquide has expanded its relationship with OCI N.V. in Beaumont, Texas, after the company secured a deal to supply the oxygen for a new world-scale methanol plant.

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Witt stresses importance of valves

22 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

Gas non-return valves (check valves) protect systems, outlet points and pipelines against unwanted and potentially hazardous gas mixtures.

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CO2 emissions converted to fuel?

17 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

An Israeli company has developed a system that converts carbon dioxide emissions into synthetic gas – resulting in another way that harmful pollutants to our atmosphere can be removed and changed into a renewable heat source.

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New launch as Emerson expands flowmeters

28 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

The CMF350 extends the accuracy and reliability of Micro Motion® ELITE® flowmeters to a range of high flow applications including gas and liquid custody transfer, process unit material balances in refineries, and critical chemical feedstock measurements.

Air Liquide is one of the industry's Tier One major players.

China research investment for Air Liquide

28 Jul 2014 | By Stuart Radnedge

The company announced today (Monday) it has broken ground on its new Research and Technology Centre, the Shanghai Research & Technology Center (SRTC). The centre will house 200 highly skilled employees – who include researchers, experts in customer applications, and business development teams.

More news from the hydrogen sector

Hydrogen forklift, Plug Power Inc

Targets set for Plug Power

In the company’s Annual Shareholder Meeting, the CEO Andy Marsh stated clear goals to make the fuel cell manufacturer provide tomorrow’s power solutions today.

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Nuvera introducing generator to distributors

Building on an installed base of on-site hydrogen generation and refuelling equipment for the industrial mobility market in the US, Nuvera Fuel Cells is to introduce its PowerTap™ PT-50 hydrogen generator to the international gas distributor market from 2015.

Pipes refinery

Increasing pressure on refining margins, says report

An additional 11.7 million barrels per day (mmbd) of Crude Distillation Capacity (CDU) will come online globally between 2014 and 2020, with an annual average of 1.6 mmbd, says a new report from GlobalData – a dynamic which it is claimed will impact negatively upon refining margins.

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Linde opens Vienna hydrogen station

The Linde Group continues to advance the introduction of hydrogen as a fuel, with today’s official opening of the world’s first small-series production facility for hydrogen fuelling stations in Vienna.

Air Liquide is one of the industry's Tier One major players.

Franc reelected hydrogen group Chair

Pierre Etienne Franc, Vice President of Air Liquide advanced Business & Technologies, was unanimously re-elected Chair of the Governing Board of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking(FCH JU), a public private partnership conducted by the industry in connection with the Horizon 2020 program.

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