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Daimler Trucks unveil technology strategy for electrification

German truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks presented its technology strategy for the electrification of its vehicles, ranging from urban distribution to international long-haul transport, thus reaffirming its commitment to the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Convention. The event focused on the technology for hydrogen-based fuel-cell trucks for the long-haul transport segment. The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck, […]

Shell awards ABB contract to expand lube blending plant in Indonesia

ABB’s Cellier Activity has been awarded the contract to install new lube blending technologies and its unique process control system at PT Shell Indonesia’s Marunda Lube Oil Blending Plant (LOBP) in Jakarta, Indonesia, in an effort to drive efficiency and increase productivity. Harnessing its Lubcel™ process control system, ABB will deliver total process control and […]

Suburban Propane buys stake in Oberon Fuels, names new CEO

Oberon Fuels Inc., based in San Diego, California, U.S.A., appointed Rebecca Boudreaux chief executive officer, in addition to her current roles as president and director. Boudreaux, who takes over from longtime investor and former CEO, Ruben S. Martin III, has served as president since 2011 and director since 2014 of Oberon Fuels. Oberon Fuels, a […]

Neste sells its stake in Nynas to Bitumina Group

Neste AB announced that it has sold its entire stake in Nynas AB to Bitumina Industries Ltd, a global bitumen company active in more than 100 countries. Neste, which owned 49.99% of Nynas’ total outstanding shares of 67,352, The transaction, which closed on September 15, 2020, is an important step in the ongoing company reorganisation […]

Scania introduces first commercial electric truck range

Scania has commercially launched its range of electric trucks, a milestone in its aim to be leading in the transition to a sustainable transport system. The high-performance plug-in hybrid and fully electric trucks initially focus on urban applications, including distribution to retailers. With Scania’s proven record in delivering premium diesel and renewable fuel trucks, the […]

Fluor completes new Valvoline lube blending plant in China early

Fluor Corporation announced that it has safely achieved mechanical completion of Valvoline’s new lubricants blending plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China, ahead of schedule. Fluor’s scope of work on the project included detailed engineering, procurement and construction management executed under a lump-sum services contract. Strategically located, the new 80,000-square-metre lube blending and packaging facility is […]

Hyundai Motor, SK Innovation tie up to develop EV battery industry ecosystem

South Korea’s leading companies Hyundai Motor Group and SK Innovation Co. have agreed to cooperate in the development of a sustainable ecosystem for electric vehicle (EV) batteries that are key to the future mobility industry. The two parties announced their plan to cooperate in diverse business areas related to the EV battery industry, including battery […]

Dow sells U.S. Gulf marine and terminal assets to Vopak-BlackRock JV

Dow has entered into a definitive agreement to divest certain U.S. Gulf Coast marine and terminal operations and assets to Vopak Industrial Infrastructure Americas, a joint venture of Royal Vopak and BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund, for USD620 million. The transaction, which was announced on September 14, 2020, includes marine and storage terminal […]

Emery’s new fatty acid ester, Univar to distribute Daubert’s SACI

Emery Oleochemicals announces EMERY® E fatty acid esters product line Emery Oleochemicals, a world leading, natural–based specialty chemicals manufacturer, announced the release of its EMERY® E general purpose fatty acid esters product line. These fatty acid esters offer good color stability, low odor, and good biodegradability, according to Emery Oleochemicals. EMERY® E bio-based esters are […]

News roundup: Albemarle, SONGWON, SI Group, LSI Chemical

Albemarle selected by U.S. DOE to be critical partner for two lithium research projects Albemarle Corporation, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A., was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to be a critical partner for two lithium research projects over three years through a Battery Manufacturing Lab Call. Albemarle will work in conjunction […]

Global airline alliance commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Thirteen airlines belonging to oneworld® have committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, becoming the first global airline alliance to unite behind a common target to achieve carbon neutrality. The alliance’s member airlines plan to achieve this target within the existing environmental framework previously agreed to by governments, including through the International Civil Aviation […]

IEA report looks at what it would take to get to net zero by 2070

Transforming the power sector alone will only get the world one-third of the way to net-zero emissions, highlighting the need for greater efforts in other key sectors, according to a new report from Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). A major effort to develop and deploy clean energy technologies worldwide is urgently needed to meet international […]

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