The Asian helium market in 2017 reached 52.8 million m3 total for Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and China, investigations made by The Gas Review found.
Toyota Industries Corporation and Toshiba Energy Systems Solutions Corporation have agreed that Toyota will adopt a Toshiba ESS’s facility to produce and supply hydrogen (H2) made from renewable energy for fuel-cell forklifts used at the Takahama plant of Toyota Industries in Aichi Prefecture.
Green Science Alliance Co., Ltd., the Japanese chemical company that researches and develops highly advanced, cutting edge materials in the field of energy and environmental science, has started custom synthesis and measurement of an electrode and the solid electrolyte of solid oxide fuel cells
Chart Industries, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to divest its oxygen-related products business within the BioMedical segment to Japanese company NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd. for $133.5m.
According to The Gas Review, the liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) and dry ice market in the summer of 2018 is being hit harder than normal by overlapping maintenance schedules, longer periods of scheduled maintenance and a series of plant troubles at raw gas sources.
To expand the stable supply and sales of rare gases xenon and krypton, Air Water is building a new facility to produce them in the cryogenic air separation unit (ASU) which has been operated in Kobe Steel’s Kakogawa Plant since October 2017, The Gas Review reported.
The market of liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2) and dry ice, which has suffered a tight supply for several years, is now facing a more difficult situation for procurement, The Gas Review reports.