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    Hydrogen: A day to celebrate

    2018-10-08T09:14:00Z

    When I began writing about hydrogen just over 11 years ago, I couldn’t have envisaged a National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Day and may well not have believed that we would have the kind of infrastructure for hydrogen fuelling that we do today.

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    Why new Swindon hydrogen station is significant

    2018-10-04T15:06:00Z

    The new public access hydrogen refuelling station in Swindon, UK from ITM Power and Johnson Matthey is significant for a number of reasons.

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    How robust is your CO2 supply chain?

    2018-10-01T05:00:00Z

    How robust is your carbon dioxide (CO2) supply chain? An economic, reliable and continuous supply of CO2 is not always certain. An extreme illustration of this was seen last summer during around the time of the FIFA World Cup.

  • Art Waskey
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    Always be ready for another lesson learned

    2018-09-03T10:01:00Z

    As a sales manager I am constantly learning new lessons. Regardless of age or experience we all always have opportunities to expand our skills, and sometimes this comes through lessons that may be personally painful…

  • Art Waskey
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    Millennials at work

    2018-07-05T10:59:00Z

    In the last several years, I have had the privilege of working with the brightest of our next generation of sales producers. According to Forbes BrandVoice, Millennials (aka “Gen Y” or “Yers”), ages 21 to 37, will comprise more than one of three adult Americans by 2020 and 75% of the workforce by

  • rob cockerill
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    CO2 shortage: Lessons learned?

    2018-07-03T10:14:00Z

    I can remember where I was when news of the great CO2 shortage broke; I was still in the birthing centre a little while after welcoming our second daughter into the world.

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    CO2: Finally some recognition for a much maligned gas

    2018-07-02T15:25:00Z

    If the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage of the last fortnight has taught us nothing else, it has served up some welcome widespread awareness for the integral role of this invaluable gas in our everyday lives.

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    This was always a marathon, not a sprint…

    2018-06-14T13:49:00Z

    So the European Commission (EC) has reportedly rebuffed the original merger proposals put forward by Praxair and Linde, issuing a confidential Statement of Objection (SO) in the latest step of this marathon of a mega merger.

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    Steel tariffs – what impact?

    2018-06-01T15:14:00Z

    Few of us will be able to pick up a newspaper, check out the news online, or turn on the TV/radio without hearing about a possible trade war in-the-making, but at what cost for the gases industry around the world? Rob Cockerill explores a steely issue for the metallurgy markets.

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    Intriguing times in the Americas…

    2018-05-18T09:44:00Z

    What an interesting time to be in the industrial gases business, and particularly so in the Americas region. News of Corning Painter’s departure from Air Products this week is the second big executive departure to be disclosed in as many months in the US.