All articles by Joanna Sampson

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    Exclusive: Jo Bamford calls on Britain to take advantage of its hydrogen opportunity


    JCB heir Jo Bamford today called on Britain to “grab hold” of its “green destiny” and take advantage of the hydrogen opportunity it has.

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    Exclusive: ZeroAvia to have first hydrogen-electric aircraft in commerial operation by 2023


    ”In three years’ time, we are going to have in commercial operation the first aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric engines, and you will be able to buy a ticket to one of your favourite destinations.”

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    BCGA updates Code of Practice 48


    The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has published a revision to its Code of Practice 48, covering the safe filling of third-party owned and/or maintained tanks.

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    Pfeiffer Vacuum launches next generation gas analysers


    Pfeiffer Vacuum has introduced two compact, portable benchtop analysers for analysing gases at atmospheric pressure.

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    Messer joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance


    Messer is the latest company to join the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, bringing with it extensive experience in industrial gases to bear on the efficient and effective deployment of green hydrogen with partners across Europe.

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    Turning carbon dioxide into liquid fuel


    US researchers have discovered a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product and low cost.

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    CCSL-Marubeni partnership to develop carbon capture projects


    Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL) and Marubeni Corporation will jointly support and develop carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) projects on a build-own-operate model as part of a new partnership.

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    500-litre oxygen tank returned to University Hospital of Hartlepool


    A 500-litre liquid oxygen cylinder which was temporarily based at the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton, UK to help treat Covid-19 patients has returned to the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

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    QED launches new website


    QED Environmental Systems has launched a new global website amalgamating brands from its recent acquisitions including gas analysis instrumentation specialist Geotech.

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    Artemis 1 rocket piece arrives at Kennedy Space Center


    This is the second to last piece of hardware for the Artemis 1 test flight around the Moon arriving at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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    Air Liquide completes divestiture of Schülke


    Air Liquide has completed the sale of its subsidiary Schülke Mayr GmbH to global investment organisation EQT.

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    Exclusive: Rivoira celebrates 100 years


    Founded in 1920, Rivoira was one of the first companies in Italy to operate in the industrial gases sector. Celebrating its 100 th anniversary this year, today Rivoira is part of the multinational group Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation. Over the course of a century, the company has been present ...

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    Digitisation in medical gases


    In the absence of a vaccine or known treatment plan for Covid-19, medical oxygen remains a key vital therapy for infected patients with acute respiratory problems. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 15% of Covid-19 patients see rapid lung failure and require help with breathing. With roughly one ...

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    In focus… Cryobiology


    Cryopreservation: will advances in cryobiology turn science fiction into science fact? Joanna Sampson investigates.

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    Linde reports Q2 2020 results


    Linde’s second quarter (Q2) 2020 results demonstrate the resiliency of its integrated industrial gas supply model, says the company’s CEO Steve Angel.

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    Air Liquide reports 2020 first half results


    Air Liquide successfully led a group of French industrials to manufacture 10,000 ventilators in 50 days – a direct request from the French Government – as the industrial gases group has been at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 around the world supplying vital medical oxygen.

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    Linde starts up new ASU in Taiwan


    Linde today said it has started up a new air separation unit (ASU) and the first of three nitrogen generators in Taiwan, as part of a 15-year contract to supply ultra-high purity industrial gases to a major electronics customer.

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    Air Liquide to acquire biggest oxygen production site in the world


    Air Liquide is to acquire the world’s biggest oxygen production site located in Secunda, South Africa from integrated energy and chemical company Sasol.

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    US DOI approves permits for Alaska LNG project


    The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved the issuance of rights-of-way permits across federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service (NPS) for the $43.4bn Alaska LNG project.

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    Hydrogen station for trains to be built in Germany by Linde


    Linde will construct a hydrogen refuelling station for passenger trains in Bremervörde, Germany, which the industrial gases group claims will be the world’s first.