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Rheticus: Evonik and Siemens launch phase II
Evonik and Siemens have launched their joint research project Rheticus II, which seeks to develop an efficient and powerful test plant that will develop speciality chemicals from CO2, water, renewable electricity and bacteria.
Azelis buys in Turkey and Lebanon
Azelis has agreed to acquire Ekin Kimya, a major Turkish distributor of speciality chemicals, pharmaceutical and lab chemicals and food ingredients, from Aktas Dıs Ticaret and individual shareholders.
Clear Lake
Arkema brings two expansions onstream
Arkema has announced that it has brought a new 90,000 tonnes/year acrylic acid reactor at its site in Clear Lake, Texas, at a cost of about $90 million. This replaces two 45,000 tonnes/year reactors, which have been decommissioned.
Carolina tin-spodumene belt
Piedmont Lithium speeds up plans
Piedmont Lithium has said that it is accelerating the development of its lithium chemical plant in the Carolina Tin-Spodumene Belt, near Charlotte, which is claimed to be tone of the world’s best lithium sources.