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  • Energy industry green
    News

    Energy-from-waste – A troubled technology?

    2016-04-29T08:38:00Z

    Until very recently, Air Products’ Tees Valley energy-from-waste facilities were held aloft as two of the most innovative renewable energy projects in the world, and the first of their kind in the UK. Now, however, as the company prepares to exit the market at a cost of up to $1bn, ...

  • rob cockerill
    News

    The ‘Brexit’ – a step into the unknown for the gases industry?

    2016-04-22T09:15:00Z

    Most would agree upon the effects of collapse in oil prices over the last 18 months as it has fallen to as low as $30 per barrel. Similarly, many would acknowledge that the UK steel sector remains on a knife-edge and may be yet to reach its nadir. But the ...

  • Ravin mirchandani, MACK VALVES – August 2015
    Features

    Social responsibility – How capitalism can make it sustainable

    2016-04-06T09:37:00Z

    John Keynes and Winston Churchill were both exceptional proponents of free markets and capitalism. Keynes proffered that, “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the wickedest of men will do the wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”

  • Oil-fuel-downturn
    News

    Linde's 2015 results: What impact of low oil prices?

    2016-03-10T10:19:00Z

    The Linde Group’s newly released 2015 results show a group revenue rise of 5.3% to €17.9bn and a similar increase in operating profit, up 5.4% to €4.1bn.

  • Electronics circuit board inspection
    News

    A serenity in semiconductors

    2016-02-01T05:00:00Z

    Why increasing stability and a trend for interdependence in the global semiconductor business could be good news for the industrial and specialty gases industry.

  • Dubai skyline, United Arab Emirates
    News

    The grand arrival of a new frontier

    2015-12-08T13:53:00Z

    The Middle East is no longer emerging as the New Industrial Gas Frontier. It’s already here, it’s underway - the New Industrial Gas Frontier has arrived. And a record crowd for this gas world conference here in Dubai again affirms that.

  • Chris Davies
    Features

    Getting real about carbon capture

    2015-12-02T06:07:00Z

    Why would anyone want to bury carbon dioxide (CO2)? Proponents of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology will argue that it’s better to bury CO2 than release it into the atmosphere if the object is to combat global warming. But surely it would be better not to create the problem ...

  • Brad Page, Global CSS Institute 2015
    Features

    Technology and ingenuity can solve the climate challenge

    2015-12-02T06:06:00Z

    Today we face the dual challenge of achieving both energy security and a positive climate outcome. Renewables are a vital part of the abatement and energy security story. While there is no doubting their importance, they are not the whole answer in the timeframes we face. Energy efficiency is a ...

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    News

    Airgas: A long awaited acquisition?

    2015-11-23T06:00:00Z

    The earth shook in the global gases business last week, with the news that Air Liquide had agreed the $13.4bn acquisition of fellow Tier One company Airgas, Inc., signalling a potentially seismic shift in the structure of the industry.

  • gavin oberholzer
    Features

    Time to re-assess ERP?

    2015-11-04T10:35:00Z

    With the gases industry arguably maximising its operations more than ever before, Gavin Oberholzer of business solutions provider HSO asks in this exclusive column for gasworld.com whether it’s time to re-assess Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

  • Michael blondin - Magazine September 2015
    Features

    Why it’s ‘game on’ for new growth drivers in the bulk distribution field

    2015-09-02T10:27:00Z

    The main factors that drive demand in the bulk distribution equipment industry are mainly new business and organic growth, the replacement of ageing equipment, and any new applications that arise for distribution equipment.

  • Ravin mirchandani, MACK VALVES – August 2015
    Features

    Innovation – let the good ideas flow

    2015-08-05T06:03:00Z

    Recently, when visiting our R D Team for a review meeting, Chris Browell our Head of R D, made an observation that left me pondering. He said, “To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the glass is half empty. But to the engineer, that glass is ...

  • Adamo screnci – McPHY ENERGY – June 2015
    Features

    Hydrogen – The green key to renewables

    2015-06-03T06:23:00Z

    The good news is that more and more energy from renewable sources is being produced every day. The bad news is that far too much of it is wasted. In the ‘use it or lose it’ energy game, intermittent renewable energy (IRR) is suffering. Enter hydrogen – when produced ‘greenly’ ...

  • Editor Rob C.jpg
    Features

    Just crystal ball gazing?

    2015-05-12T11:46:00Z

    French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher of science Jules Henri Poincaré once stated, “It is far better to foresee even without certainty, than not to foresee at all.” That resonates with me today in Budapest, for very different reasons.

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    Features

    Business in a bipolar market

    2015-05-11T14:13:00Z

    Several years ago when writing about the US market I asked – when you’re way out in front, where is there to go? It may not be quite the same question facing Europe, but a similar conundrum exists in the region – how to realise the next wave of growth? ...

  • Toby Peters, Dearman
    Features

    Cold – The new hot topic

    2015-04-30T07:17:00Z

    Cold has long been the Cinderella of the energy debate, but that might just be changing. Toby Peters, Senior Group Managing Director of Dearman, argues that the challenge is now to turn growing awareness into action and that the international gas industry has an opportunity to play a leading role ...

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Small-scale LNG – Evolving, evolved, or on the crest of a wave?

    2015-04-29T07:17:00Z

    Just two years ago the demand for LNG was almost unsustainable as new energy applications were being developed and the price against oil was favourable for this alternative energy source. Keith Stewart reflects on how this market has changed.

  • oerlikon graziano
    News

    Italy’s Oerlikon’s Drive Systems expands into South America

    2015-04-15T11:36:00Z

    The company has appointed four new distributors to further strengthen its presence in the continent with locations in Argentina, Chile. Columbia and Peru created to support the agricultural, construction, mining and energy sectors.

  • Fig. 4  A Titan container, Roy Irani
    Features

    Efficient transport modes for the fracking industry

    2014-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Fracking and natural gas have been such common words in recent forums and the gas receptacle world has not been left out. If anything, both the gas cylinder and automotive industries have been preparing for this ‘green’ fuel alternative for several decades and have considered not only the output post ...

  • Keith Stewart
    Features

    Cryogenic valves for an evolving LNG industry

    2014-02-05T00:00:00Z

    As one of the first cryogenic service providers to enter the LNG industry, it’s well over a decade since Herose started supplying valves for LNG applications.