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BASF and the University of Heidelberg will jointly continue operating their Catalysis Research Laboratory (CaRLa) for a further three years. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Utilizing the right tools enables field operators, distributed control system (DCS) operators and maintenance to "work hand-in-hand, and we can greatly improve our strategies to reduce downtime and maximize our profitability. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BASF's Vidalia Site Manager Steven Pierre is honored to be at the helm of this Louisiana plant, which continues to be one of the most efficient producers of process catalysts. Read more

Current Issue

The Supervisory Board of BASF SE today extended the appointments of BASF Board members Saori Dubourg (47), Markus Kamieth (48) and Wayne T. Smith (59). Read more

People Going Places

With the declared aim of accelerating progress on climate protection, the participants discussed innovative CO2-reduction technologies as well as new collaborative approaches. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

With world-scale and highly flexible production facilities at its Verbund sites in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Kuantan, Malaysia, BASF is among the leading producers of HCA worldwide. Read more

Downstream

With an organizational realignment, BASF is creating the conditions for greater customer proximity, increased competitiveness and more profitable growth. Read more

Training & Human Resources

BASF developed the innovative coating technology and the first product – a barrier foil – within a very short time. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Building materials maker Standard Industries and several private equity groups are vying for BASF’s construction chemicals business. Read more

M&A/Investment

BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. (Lutianhua) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency... Read more

BIC Alliance visits at the Downstream 2019 Exhibition & Conference. Read more

BIC Attends

BIC visits with ECHMA, Covestro, Ohmstede and more at the TCC/ACIT EHS Seminar at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston, Texas. Read more

BIC Attends

BASF will proceed with the second phase of its production expansion for methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) at its Louisiana chemical complex in Geismar. Read more

Downstream

Aspects of the new CO2 emission-free methanol synthesis process

Marcus Schwetasch

With the help of BASF’s OASE® gas treatment technology, no carbon dioxide should be emitted during the entire production process Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

BASF and Texas A&M students come together to hold their annual Kids Responsible Care Week where local 5th graders are introduced to chemistry, process operation, industry and the options they have. Read more

Videos

Companies that are trying to drive a culture of operational excellence need to promote a sense of personal responsibility. Read more

Current Issue

“In the fall of 2018, RPCC / BASF requested the efforts of GEO Heat Exchangers/ GEO Field Services LLC., to provide them with designing and fabricating two Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers for the River Parish PET (Physical Equipment Training) Plant. Read more

Supplier News

Following the approval of all relevant authorities, BASF and LetterOne have successfully completed the merger of Wintershall and DEA. Read more

M&A/Investment

The nitric acid plant at the Ludwigshafen site

Courtesy of BASF

The investment is earmarked for the modernization and improvement of existing facilities over the next 10 years. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

  • Aspects of the new CO2 emission-free methanol synthesis process

    Marcus Schwetasch

    Aspects of the new CO2 emission-free methanol synthesis process

    Aspects of the new CO2 emission-free methanol synthesis process were tested in a pilot plant at BASF’s subsidiary hte GmbH in Heidelberg, Germany. Project manager Dr. Maximilian Vicari and hte expert Dr. Nakul Thakar are pleased to have solved challenges that arose during the activation of the catalyst and the operation of the plant.

  • The nitric acid plant at the Ludwigshafen site

    Courtesy of BASF

    The nitric acid plant at the Ludwigshafen site

    The nitric acid Verbund in Ludwigshafen is at the core of the site. In the course of digitization, tablets have been successfully used here since 2015. This can significantly increase efficiency in key operational processes, such as complex measurement and control test processes and start-up and shut-down processes.Chemist Thomas Maidhof controls the process control actuators on the supply lines by means of a mobile process control system.

  • The Geismar site

    Detlef W. Schmalow

    The Geismar site

    The BASF Geismar Verbund site in Louisiana is located on the Mississippi River and produces chemicals that are vital to our economic success and our quality of life. Situated on 2,500 acres and including 22 production units, BASF Geismar is the largest BASF site in North America. The site is home to a deer reserve and a natural landscape complete with magnificent oak trees. Print free of charge. Copyright by BASF. Der BASF-Verbundstandort in Geismar, Louisiana, liegt am Mississippi und produziert Chemikalien, die einen wichtigen Beitrag zu unserem wirtschaftlichen Erfolg und unserer Lebensqualität leisten. Mit einer Größe von zehn Quadratkilometern und 22 Produktionsanlagen ist Geismar der größte BASF-Standort in Nordamerika. Der Standort beheimatet einen Wildpark und schöne Eichenbäume. Abdruck honorarfrei. Copyright by BASF.

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