CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Origin Materials | January 30, 2023
Origin Materials, Inc., the leading global carbon-negative materials firm with a mission to accelerate the global transition to sustainable materials, announced the mechanical completion of Origin 1, the firm's first commercial manufacturing plant, following the previously disclosed schedule.
Critical mechanical systems were successfully installed, and commissioning has commenced as part of mechanical completion. Work will continue on-site, including electrical work, the addition of new equipment, and the refinement of technology.
Following this significant accomplishment, work will continue at the facility, with plant commissioning to support the startup scheduled to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023 and the startup commencing soon after. Origin 1 is anticipated to address the increasing customer demand for the company's renewable materials and enable clients to qualify products and applications beyond PET. On its next earnings call, the company aims to release forecasts for sales, EBITDA, and other financial measures for 2023.
About Origin Materials
Origin Materials, headquartered in West Sacramento, is one of the world's foremost carbon-negative materials firms. The mission of Origin is to facilitate the global transition to sustainable resources. The firm has spent more than a decade developing a platform for converting the carbon present in affordable, abundant, non-food biomass such as sustainable wood wastes into valuable commodities while simultaneously absorbing carbon. Its unique technology platform has the potential to change the manufacture of a vast array of end goods, including clothes, textiles, plastics, packaging, auto components, carpets, and toys, with an addressable market of about $1 trillion. Additionally, the company's technological platform is anticipated to deliver consistent pricing substantially decoupled from the petroleum supply chain, which is more volatile than supply networks based on sustainable wood wastes. The patent-protected drop-in core technology, economics, and carbon effect of Origin are backed by an expanding number of worldwide investors and customers.
PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES, RAW MATERIALS
The Chemours Company | January 27, 2023
The Chemours Company, a chemistry company with market-leading positions in Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Titanium Technologies, and Advanced Performance Materials, announced the introduction of Ti-PureTM TS-1510, a highly efficient rutile titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment designed to improve processing performance in various plastics applications, including polyolefin masterbatch.
The increased processing performance of this grade offers up to a 6%* reduction in the net carbon footprint of the advanced pigment manufacturing process through masterbatch production, compared to conventional TiO2 pigments, while simultaneously increasing profits. Ti-PureTM TS-1510 is the most recent pigment launch under the company's Ti-PureTM Sustainability (TS) line, a new product family highlighting Chemours' dedication to furthering societal, consumer, and business segment sustainability goals.
Ti-PureTM TS-1510 was created to overcome customer difficulties and enhance their production rate and processing capabilities. Chemours developed a revolutionary technology to create this pigment with increased material bulk density in order to address these difficulties while simultaneously increasing profits and masterbatch processability.
The higher level of processing efficiency provided by Ti-PureTM TS-1510 will enable Chemours' direct and downstream customers to decrease their individual environmental footprints and enhance the plastics industry's sustainability. Ti-PureTM TS-1510 offers energy and labor efficiencies for masterbatch producers, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint than conventional TiO2 pigment. In addition, Chemours delivers Ti-PureTM TS-1510 in recyclable or reusable packaging to further increase the product's sustainability.
Cherie Stancik, Product Development Manager, Plastics Segment – Titanium Technologies at Chemours, said, “At Chemours, our customers’ needs drive our approach to innovation. The introduction of Ti-Pure™ TS-1510 reflects our commitment to developing new products that advance the state of the industries we serve.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About The Chemours Company
Located in Wilmington, Delaware, The Chemours Company is a world leader in Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Titanium Technologies, and Advanced Performance Materials, offering its customers solutions for a diverse range of industries through market-defining products, application experience, and chemistry-based innovations.
The company provides tailored solutions with a broad selection of industrial and specialty chemicals for applications such as plastics, coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, semiconductor, transportation, consumer electronics, general industrial, and others. Its main products are marketed under well-known brand names, including NafionTM, OpteonTM, FreonTM, Ti-PureTM, TeflonTM, VitonTM, and KrytoxTM. The company has over 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing locations, which serve approximately 3,200 clients in approximately 120 countries.
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
Matador Resources | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, Matador Resources Company announced that a fully-owned subsidiary of Matador had signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Advance Energy Partners Holdings, LLC, which includes oil and natural gas producing properties and undeveloped land in New Mexico, Lea County, and Ward County, Texas.
The consideration for the Advance Transaction will include an initial cash payment of $1.6 billion, depending on customary closing adjustments, as well as additional cash consideration of $7.5 million for every month in 2023, during which the average oil price exceeds $85 per barrel, as stated in the securities purchase agreement. Advance is an EnCap Investments L.P. portfolio company.
The Advance Transaction has an effective date of January 1, 2023, and is anticipated to close in the Q2 of 2023, based on customary closing conditions. On January 24, 2023, at 10:00 am Central Time, Matador's management held a live conference call to review the Advance Transaction.
Matador estimates the entire proved oil and natural gas reserves linked with these properties to be approximately 106,4 million BOE (73 percent oil) as of December 31, 2022. PV-102 of the proved natural gas and oil reserves of these properties as of December 31, 2022, was roughly $2.86 billion based on the same unweighted arithmetic average first-day-of-the-month prices for the prior year that was used to value the Company's reserves as of December 31, 2022, valued at $6.36 per MMBtu of natural gas and $90.15 per barrel of oil.
Matador anticipates that the continued development of these properties will increase future proven reserves and reserves value. Sewell & Associates, Inc., independent reservoir engineers from the Netherlands, conducted an audit of the reserve estimates prepared by Matador's engineering staff.
AboutMatador Resources Company
Matador Resources Company is a publicly traded, independent energy company headquartered in Dallas that focuses on shale plays and other unconventional plays in its development, production, exploration, and acquisition of natural gas and oil resources in the U.S. The company has a dedicated team of technical and administrative professionals, as well as a culture of high performance and fiscal discipline. It was founded as a privately held company in July 2003, attracting equity capital from several hundred investors, many of whom were shareholders in Matador Petroleum Corporation, its predecessor.