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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

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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

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

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“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

BASF winners of STEP Ahead Awards 2019

Ian Wagreich

Two BASF women in manufacturing were among 130 women recognized nationally through The Manufacturing Institute’s 2019 STEP Ahead Awards. Read more

BIC Attends

BASF will increase the production capacity of Alkylethanolamines (AEOA) by 20 percent at the BASF Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Read more

Downstream

This new pilot plant facility for catalyst and process development will be operated by the global research unit Process Research & Chemical Engineering. Read more

Training & Human Resources

In Austin Texas at a Texas Chemical Council dinner with state elected officials held in conjunction with Chemicals Day at the Legislature. Read more

BIC Attends

BASF Corp. has theorized that greater efficiency in site logistics and transport operations can be achieved through automation and innovation. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BASF is launching the sale of its construction chemicals unit in spring as the chemicals group seeks to focus on more profitable businesses. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

When it comes to procurement, LyondellBasell Manager of North America Field Procurement and Plant Capital Alexander Konovalov believes that, historically, services are more difficult to source than products Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Axis Mechanical Group open house 2018. Read more

BIC Attends

BASF announces the launch of Valor™, a next generation Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst technology designed to enhance the performance of FCC catalysts processing heavy residuum (resid) oil feedstock. Valor™ is BASF’s latest innovation. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BASF started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Honeywell has acquired Ortloff Engineers Ltd, Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC) recently closed the transaction in which it acquired all of the outstanding shares of Andeavor, The proposed combination of Dominion Energy Inc. and SCANA Corp. has achieved Read more

M&A/Investment

According to Rebecca Kuo, technical service engineer for BASF Corp., almost all fluid cat cracker (FCC) units have experienced a catalyst problem, with the main causes of elevated catalyst losses being cycloning problems and catalyst attrition. Read more

Maintenance & Reliability

BIC Magazine attended this year's Procurement Forum to meet with industry members to discuss current events with procurement issues and improve public procurement practices. Read more

BIC Attends

Moderator at this years Economic Alliance Procurement Breakfast, BIC's Jeremy Osterberger gathers with the Procurement Panel. Read more

  • 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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