2016 saw huge opportunities for the specialty gases industry. Traditional markets – particularly North America – have remained the top consumers of industrial gases. However, in recent years we have seen newer markets, including Asia and Southeast Asia, grow in importance.
Praxair, Inc. has signed a 15-year supply contract with chemistry solutions provider Celanese Corporation under which the Tier One player will build two new industrial gas production plants in the US Gulf Coast.
Air Products introduces its new mobile nitrogen (N2) pumpers that can provide safe, fast and reliable temporary or emergency gas supply.
Sustainable innovations Inc. and its partners, Greenway Energy and Savannah River National Laboratory, are collaborating to maximise the benefits of two cutting edge hydrogen (H2) compressor technologies by combining them into one high reliability, high efficiency hybrid compressor.
Ballard Power Systems has announced its involvement in the ‘Fuel Cell Electric Commercialisation Consortium’ (FCEBCC), a large-scale project for which funding has now been committed to support deployment of 20 zero-emission hydrogen (H2) fuel cell electric buses at two California transit agencies.
Air Liquide has announced the location of two hydrogen (H2) stations in New York. One of which is with Applegreen, a global provider of service stations that offers customers high-end retail concessions.
Water Technologies International (WTI) Inc., leader in the technology in atmospheric water generator’s production and design, has evolved as a ‘Pure Water Play’ generating, cleaning and producing water used to make hydrogen (H2) fuel for power plants.
Air Products has supplied the world’s largest autoclave with an advanced nitrogen (N2) system.
Independent packaged gas manufacturer and distributor Butler Gas Products has expanded its bulk carbon dioxide (CO2) supply capabilities.
Western Gasco, the largest welding gases and supplies store in British Columbia, Canada, has announced a price increase across its industrial gas product range.