When we profiled the North Pacific industrial gases business last year, we noted how in 2016 the region had for the first time in history eclipsed the size of the European market to become the second-largest industrial gas market in the world, at a value of almost $18bn.
Hisayoshi Kobayashi, President of Japanese company Riken Keiki, has strengthened industrial gas detectors and alarms since he assumed his current position and it’s producing results in developing markets overseas.
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 (H 2 ) 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 (SOFCs).
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 (LCO 2 ) 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.