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2011-10-05 07:00:00

BioCee, a Minnesota-based material science and industrial biotechnology company, announced today that it has signed an asset purchase and license agreement to access certain technology from Verenium Corporation, a leading industrial biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes, for the development of an environmentally-friendly biological method of removing sulfur from oil and oil distillates Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 05, 2011...

2011-08-18 16:35:00

SULPHUR, La., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 9:00 am, Rain CII officially began construction of a Heat Recovery Project at the Rain CII Sulphur, LA plant. Rain CII's expansion will create five new direct industrial jobs while retaining 47 existing jobs. During the project, Rain CII has estimated employing 140 workers during a 14-month construction process. The project represents a $70 million capital investment from Rain CII. (Photo:...

2011-08-12 00:00:03

McLaren Software raises the importance of Document Management and Control to support sucessful and efficient plant shutdowns and turnarounds. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 McLaren Software, a subsidiary of the IDOX plc, and leader in Engineering Document Management and Control applications has sponsored a study into best practices for plant turnarounds / shutdowns by T.A. Cook. Any major turnaround / shutdown in the process industry have dramatic repercussions on the company annual...

2011-08-09 09:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries (Orpic) has selected UOP/Foster Wheeler technology to help process heavy oil and expand fuel and petrochemicals production at a refinery in Sohar, Oman. Orpic will use the UOP/Foster Wheeler Solvent Deasphalting (SDA) process technology to convert heavy crude to low-contaminant deasphalted oil, a product that is further processed in...

2011-08-03 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it has formed a licensing alliance with ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company (EMRE) to offer integrated solutions for the production of lubricant oils and high-quality fuels. The agreement between Honeywell UOP and EMRE will provide a one-stop solution for refiners to maximize production levels of both lubricant oils and diesel fuel. The alliance brings together...

2011-07-05 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that China's Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy Company Ltd. has selected UOP technology to convert methanol into building blocks for chemical products at an existing coal chemical complex in China. The project will be the first commercial-scale installation of Honeywell UOP's advanced MTO methanol-to-olefins solution, which allows petrochemical producers to use methanol from natural gas...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it has been selected by the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer) to provide key technology for a new petrochemical production unit in the United Arab Emirates. The new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit will use UOP's C3 Oleflex (TM) technology to convert propane to propylene, a material used in the production of materials such as films and packaging. The unit is expected to...

2011-06-06 19:58:18

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Researchers Play Key Role in Development of "Closed Loop" Artificial Pancreas Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are combining automation techniques from oil refining and other diverse areas to help create a closed-loop artificial pancreas. The device will automatically monitor blood sugar levels and administer insulin to patients with Type 1 diabetes, and aims to remove much of the guesswork for those living with the chronic disease....


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