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    Linde's 2015 results: What impact of low oil prices?

    2016-03-10T10:19:00Z

    The Linde Group’s newly released 2015 results show a group revenue rise of 5.3% to €17.9bn and a similar increase in operating profit, up 5.4% to €4.1bn.

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    A serenity in semiconductors

    2016-02-01T05:00:00Z

    Why increasing stability and a trend for interdependence in the global semiconductor business could be good news for the industrial and specialty gases industry.

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    The grand arrival of a new frontier

    2015-12-08T13:53:00Z

    The Middle East is no longer emerging as the New Industrial Gas Frontier. It’s already here, it’s underway - the New Industrial Gas Frontier has arrived. And a record crowd for this gas world conference here in Dubai again affirms that.

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    Getting real about carbon capture

    2015-12-02T06:07:00Z

    Why would anyone want to bury carbon dioxide (CO2)? Proponents of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology will argue that it’s better to bury CO2 than release it into the atmosphere if the object is to combat global warming. But surely it would be better not to create the problem ...

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    Technology and ingenuity can solve the climate challenge

    2015-12-02T06:06:00Z

    Today we face the dual challenge of achieving both energy security and a positive climate outcome. Renewables are a vital part of the abatement and energy security story. While there is no doubting their importance, they are not the whole answer in the timeframes we face. Energy efficiency is a ...

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    Airgas: A long awaited acquisition?

    2015-11-23T06:00:00Z

    The earth shook in the global gases business last week, with the news that Air Liquide had agreed the $13.4bn acquisition of fellow Tier One company Airgas, Inc., signalling a potentially seismic shift in the structure of the industry.

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    Innovation – let the good ideas flow

    2015-08-05T06:03:00Z

    Recently, when visiting our R D Team for a review meeting, Chris Browell our Head of R D, made an observation that left me pondering. He said, “To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. But to the engineer, that glass is ...

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    American Chemical Society urges more science investment

    2015-06-29T19:23:00Z

    The American Chemical Society calls on government officials to make reliable investments in science enterprise.

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    Features

    Just crystal ball gazing?

    2015-05-12T11:46:00Z

    French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher of science Jules Henri Poincaré once stated, “It is far better to foresee even without certainty, than not to foresee at all.” That resonates with me today in Budapest, for very different reasons.

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    Features

    Business in a bipolar market

    2015-05-11T14:13:00Z

    Several years ago when writing about the US market I asked – when you’re way out in front, where is there to go? It may not be quite the same question facing Europe, but a similar conundrum exists in the region – how to realise the next wave of growth? ...