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    CO2 from biomethane

    2019-07-19T06:00:00Z

    You’d be hard pushed not to notice the rise of the biogas business in recent years. Five years ago, in summer 2014, the Anaerobic Digestion Biogas Association (ADBA) described biomethane as a vitally important part of our energy future and urged its long-term deployment. In the years since, ...

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    Man on the Moon

    2019-06-21T06:00:00Z

    This July marks 50 years since man first stepped on the Moon. gas world pays homage to this truly incredible moment for mankind, as well as the amazing feats of science, engineering and industrial gas application, in a celebratory interview with NASA.

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    The CO2 crisis: One year on, could history repeat itself anytime soon?

    2019-06-17T06:00:00Z

    This week marks one year since the biggest carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage of recent years erupted.

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    New trends and opportunities in hydrogen production

    2019-05-01T05:00:00Z

    Hydrogen can be a central pillar for the long-term storage of renewable electricity production and both fossil and renewable production routes for hydrogen will most probably grow in parallel.

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    Helium Shortage 3.0

    2019-03-01T06:00:00Z

    As we enter March 2019, Helium Shortage 3.0, the third period of sustained helium shortage since 2006, has now persisted for over a year.

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    Privatization of BLM’s helium assets raises concerns

    2018-11-01T16:25:00Z

    Two of the most widely discussed topics at the recent gas world Helium Summit in Houston were the potential impact of the end of the US Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) crude helium sales to private industry and the privatization of the BLM’s helium assets which is scheduled to take ...

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    CO2 shortage: One month on, CO2 recovery potential in focus

    2018-07-26T07:59:00Z

    One month on from the European CO2 supply shortage that sent shockwaves through food and beverage markets and the mainstream press alike, and much of the frenzy surrounding this supply chain crisis has long since dissipated.

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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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    Helium: Qatar 4 plant considered

    2018-05-21T07:41:00Z

    The keenly anticipated Qatar 3 helium plant is still subject to well-documented delays, yet gas world understands the prospect of a further Qatar 4 plant is understood to be in consideration, says Luke Manickam and Rob Cockerill.

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    Praxair-Linde: Where are we at?

    2018-03-15T11:47:00Z

    For many on the outside, it may seem like the trail has gone cold on this mega merger of equals. Having been through various stages of agreement in principle and shareholder approvals, there is now a certain sense of dormancy during divestment season. Rob Cockerill looks at what the deal ...

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    Fuel cell technologies: A status report

    2018-03-01T13:16:00Z

    In North America, fuel cell technologies and hydrogen continue to make steady progress in terms of their development, application, and commercialization, writes Agnes H. Baker.

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    Hot topic: The ‘Belt and Road’

    2018-01-03T09:26:00Z

    Victor Leung explores the new initiative in China and what this means for the industrial gas and equipment industry.

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    Hydrogen Council gathers pace

    2017-11-03T00:00:00Z

    Welcoming new steering members and supporting members alike to the fold in recent weeks, the first-of-its-kind Hydrogen Council is gathering momentum. Rob Cockerill asks, is this a big step forward in the energy transition?

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    Qatari helium: Back on-stream, but still in a storm

    2017-08-02T00:01:00Z

    By now, everyone who has at least a passing interest in the helium business is aware that the Saudi Arabian-led embargo of Qatar resulted in the temporary cut-off of the supply of Qatari helium to world markets.

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    Geopolitics threatens hydrogen economy, world helium supply

    2017-06-30T00:00:00Z

    During just one week, not long after Memorial Day, the industrial gases world suddenly, and dramatically, moved toward becoming collateral damage in the realm of geopolitics.

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    Better times ahead

    2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

    When The Linde Group revealed its first quarter 2017 results on 28th April, it completed a week of seemingly positive financials among the major players. So what are these signs of encouragement, and how much can we read into them?

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    Time to comply: Food Safety and Modernization Act

    2017-05-01T00:00:00Z

    If you are a large company with more than 500 employees you’re already in the middle of dealing with compliance issues surrounding the provisions of the US government’s Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA). As for everyone else, primarily most of our readership in the industrial gas manufacturing, and gases ...

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    Cylinder strategies – New study calculates total cost of ownership

    2017-04-05T00:00:00Z

    After TrackAbout threw the spotlight on supply chain inefficiencies with liquid cylinders recently, as explored in gas world’s February 2017 hot topic, the total cost of ownership of cylinders as a whole is now in focus with the emergence of a new study.

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    Industry attacks welding shortage with education programs

    2017-04-01T06:00:00Z

    Over the past five years, the American welder shortage has gone from concern to crisis. In 1988, according to the US Bureau and Labor Statistics, there were 570,000 welders in the US, but by 2012 that number had dwindled to fewer than 360,000, mainly due to older welders retiring.

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    Whatever happened to organic growth?

    2017-03-01T00:00:00Z

    As Praxair and Linde stand on the brink of a probable $65bn merger of equals, Air Products makes its move for China’s Yingde Gases, and various pockets of regional mergers and acquisitions (M A) continue to proliferate, all in the wake of Air Liquide’s $13.4bn acquisition of Airgas last year, ...