Honeywell, the US HFO gas producer, has announced plans to expand the Baton Rouge production facility for HFC-1234ze.
The facility which produces low-global-warming material used in insulation and aerosols will benefit from $33m investment. Afterwards, Honeywell will be equipped to produce HFO-1234ze on a commercial scale at the plant.
Production of the low global warming potential (GWP) blowing agent and propellant is scheduled to begin in late 2013.
HFO-1234ze has a GWP of 6, this compares with HFC-134a, which has a GWP of 1430 and HFC-152a with a GWP of 124.
Big Star Energy Ltd. has acquired its first oil and gas lease in an area prospective for helium in the US.
Houston, Texas, based Thigpen Energy has selected Chart for the provision of LNG fueling equipment and supplies – with construction already underway. Earlier this week it was announced that the company’s eastern European outfit, Chart Ferox, was chosen to construct LNG filling station in Poland.
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