Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical Company (QXTD) is the first company to make use of Dow’s LP Oxo Technology for producing sustainable isononyl alcohol (INA). The process technology will be utilised at the firm’s new manufacturing facility in China which is expected to have an annual capacity of 200,000 metric tonnes.
Johnson Matthey and Eastman announced that Inner Mongolia Jiutai New Material (Jiutai) has chosen their advanced, proprietary technology for the production of ethylene glycol from coal at its planned 1,000,000 tonnes per annum ethylene glycol facility.
Anellotech announced the completion of the commissioning of its T-Cat-8 pilot plant, and the commencement of the critical development and testing program. The unit is designed to demonstrate the Bio-T-Cat (thermal catalytic biomass conversion) process in a fluid bed reactor with internal process recycle streams and continuous catalyst regeneration.