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2009-07-21 07:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it will offer the Albemarle NEBULA hydrotreating catalyst for the production of high-quality, ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) as part of the Hydroprocessing Alliance, UOP's strategic alliance with Albemarle Corp. NEBULA catalyst is an innovative material jointly discovered by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company and co-developed with Albemarle that offers greater...

2009-06-11 02:01:00

TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: SNV VANCOUVER, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SONIC Technology Solutions Inc. ("SONIC" or "the Company") is pleased to announce today that Roger Lott has agreed to serve as a heavy oil Advisor to Sonic. Mr. Lott has a very extensive background relevant to the PetroSonic heavy oil upgrading process. He spent 20 years at Alberta Research Council (ARC) specializing in heavy oil upgrading and managing development programs. His work resulted in the development of...

2009-05-28 08:00:00

Powerful New FCC Catalyst Dramatically Improves Naphtha Yields While Reducing Coke BATON ROUGE, La., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation, (NYSE: ALB) www.albemarle.com, a global leader in developing innovative specialty chemicals, catalysts and sustainable clean energy solutions, has launched the latest addition to their leading portfolio of refining products and technologies. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) "GO-ULTRA" is the first...

2009-05-18 09:15:00

A new sponge-like material that is black, brittle and freeze-dried (just like the ice cream astronauts eat) can pull off some pretty impressive feats. Designed by Northwestern University chemists, it can remove mercury from polluted water, easily separate hydrogen from other gases and, perhaps most impressive of all, is a more effective catalyst than the one currently used to pull sulfur out of crude oil.Hydrodesulfurization might be a mouthful, but it is also a widely used catalytic chemical...

2009-04-16 08:00:00

Enhanced integration allows ProMax dealers to greatly simplify workflow when using RouteOne FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- RouteOne LLC announced today that it is expanding its integration with ProMax Online to simplify the dealers' workflow experience. RouteOne and ProMax Online have been helping dealers realize an integrated deal workflow since 2008, and have now refined and improved the process based on dealer feedback. The enhanced integration further streamlines the...

2009-03-13 13:32:11

The process to turn propane into industrially necessary propylene has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly. That was until scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory devised a greener way to take this important step in chemical catalysis."Using platinum clusters, we have devised a way to catalyze propane not only in a more environmentally friendly way, but also using far less energy than previous methods," Argonne scientist Stefan Vajda said.Alkanes are...

2009-02-10 06:00:00

BUDAPEST, Hungary, LONDON and PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ThalesNano today announced a big step forward in the evolution of flow chemistry with the independent publication of results that prove that flow chemistry can match microwave chemistry in terms of speed, but with the ability to scale up in one continuous process. The scientific paper, written by Prof. Oliver Kappe's group at the University of Graz and published in Chemistry: A European Journal, details how the X-Cube...

2009-01-29 08:38:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new research report from NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here, global demand for catalysts used in the refining industry is set to grow to about $3.7 billion in 2011 and then go on to reach $4.8 billion in 2015, as the price of petroleum begins to increase once more under new inflationary economic pressures and environmental demands. Additional details about the report can be found on the firm's website at...

2009-01-14 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- CrystaTech announced today that it has executed a multi-year agreement with GTC Technology Inc. ("GTC") for the development and deployment of advanced eco-friendly energy technologies in China, Russia and India. Under the terms of the agreement, CrystaTech and GTC will cooperate in the development and deployment of a Mobile Sulfur Recovery Unit ("Mobile SRU"). The volumetric flow of sour gas wells can be safely tested using this breakthrough Mobile...

2009-01-08 08:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation, (NYSE: ALB) a global developer and manufacturer of innovative catalyst and additive technologies, has formalized a collaboration agreement with OptiFuel(R) Technology Group, a coker technology development and licensing company. Under the agreement, the two companies will work together to commercialize a beneficial new coker additive technology designed to substantially improve liquid and gas yields. (Logo:...