CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
Clariter | February 02, 2023
A global cleantech company, Clariter and TotalEnergies’ division, TotalEnergies Fluids, recently announced its world's first sustainable ultra-pure solvent made from plastic waste.
Ultra-pure solvents are utilized in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other markets in high demand that require safe, odorless, colorless, and tasteless products that meet the criteria of the highest pharmacopeia-standard purity. In addition, the solvents made from plastic waste help reduce their environmental footprint and contribute towards the end-of-life plastics challenge.
Clariter and TotalEnergies Fluids worked together for 18 months on joint research and development, which led to this technological and business success. Clariter uses its own innovative upcycling technology to turn plastic waste into high-quality solvents, waxes, and oils that can be used more than once. Using its Hydro-De-Aromatization (HDA) technology, TotalEnergies Fluids further transforms the upcycled materials into high-purity solvents that meet the quality levels required by the most stringent applications.
This revolutionary innovation shows the commitment of the two partners to develop high-quality, low-carbon footprint products and contribute to the circular economy's development.
Dr. Daria Frączak, Clariter's Scientific Director, said, "Developing products of such high quality from plastic waste is a triumph for our joint R&D work." She also said, "Clariter's know-how and experience in plastic upcycling, together with TotalEnergies Fluids' deep knowledge of stringent industry requirements, came together to develop a process to produce sustainable solvents that meet the highest purity standards. We are thrilled to have achieved this significant milestone in our journey towards bringing to industry sustainable, high-quality products made from plastic waste".
Clariter was established in 2003 and is a global cleantech company providing innovative solutions that upcycles plastic waste. Oils, waxes, and solvents are converted from plastic waste using this efficient, patented technology, which can then be used in place of their fossil fuel counterparts. The combination of Clariter's commercial appeal and its eco-friendliness is unbeatable. By creating green jobs and bolstering local communities, the company aids its partners in achieving sustainability goals and decreasing their reliance on crude oil.
CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
PIC Group, Inc. | March 14, 2023
PIC Group, a leading provider of power and energy service across the world, announced being awarded the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Agreement by LS Power for the Patriot Hydro Portfolio. Under the provisions of the O&M Agreement, PIC Group will have as operational as well as transitional services responsibility, including full care, control, and custody of the Patriot Hydro Portfolio's day-to-day operations and maintenance services through 2025. The Patriot Hydro Portfolio consists of a fleet of 42 hydroelectric power assets dispersed across 11 states.
Frank Avery, President and CEO at PIC Group, said, "PIC Group's systematic and knowledge-based approach to operations and maintenance adds value to the assets with the objective of meeting or exceeding the shared goals of compliance with all regulations and requirements, performance through high availability and reliability as well as O&M cost management across the Patriot Hydro assets."
(Source – Business Newswire)
"PIC Group's proven track record in successfully managing complex programs and larger portfolios of assets uniquely positions them to support the transition, operate and maintain the Patriot Hydroelectric fleet. We look forward to working with PIC Group with their professional, customer centric approach to operations and maintenance," mentioned Anthony Hammond, Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Management at LS Power.
(Source – Business Newswire)
About PIC Group, Inc.
Established in 1988, PIC Group, Inc. is committed to generating value by offering worldwide energy services to sites on four continents: North America, South America, Asia, and Africa. PIC provides O&M services (care, control, and custody), commissioning and startup, documentation and training, and staffing to the oil and gas, power generation, pulp and paper, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries.
About LS Power
LS Power is a North American power and energy infrastructure development, investment, and operating corporation. Since its establishment in 1990, LS Power has developed, built, operated, or acquired over46,000 MW of power production capacity, including wind, utility-scale solar, natural gas-fired, hydro, and battery energy storage projects, 17,000 MW of which are now operational.
CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH
Chemours | January 19, 2023
The Chemours Company, a worldwide chemical company with leading market positions in thermal & specialized solutions, titanium technologies, and advanced performance materials, announced a $200 million investment to expand the production capacity and advance technology for its industry-leading Nafion™ ion exchange materials to be located at its Villers-Saint-Paul, France, manufacturing facility.
The investment by Chemours complements the current efforts in the United States to establish a reliable supply chain and a strong capacity to support the hydrogen economy. It will help meet the expanding market demand for clean hydrogen generation utilizing water electrolyzers, energy storage in flow batteries, and hydrogen conversion to power fuel cell cars, as well as contribute to European and worldwide initiatives to facilitate the clean energy transition. As part of the investment, Chemours' regional production site will have its capabilities expanded to support and develop technological progress and innovative products for the global hydrogen economy.
Chemours' investment is contingent upon obtaining all customary permits and licenses required for the construction and operations at the 40-hectare Villers-Saint-Paul location, which will include the expansion of ionomer production and associated membranes to provide additional capacity to the Nafion™ materials supply chain.
The $200 million investment demonstrates Chemours' ongoing commitment to responsible manufacturing while supporting the company's 2030 corporate responsibility commitment goal of generating 50% or more of its revenue from products that contribute to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the site's expansion will generate employment in the Hauts-de-France area, with Chemours anticipating the creation of roughly 80 full-time jobs and 50 long-term contract positions.
About The Chemours Company
Chemours is an American chemical company that provides its customers with market-defining products, application expertise, and chemistry-based innovations for a wide range of industries. The firm offers tailored chemical solutions for various industrial and specialty chemical products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, semiconductor and consumer electronics, and oil and gas. The firm has around 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing locations that serve 3,200 clients in 120 countries. Its flagship products include leading brands such as Opteon™, Ti-Pure™, Teflon™, Freon™, Krytox™, Viton™, and Nafion™.