News & Articles

January 28, 2018

Ammonia leak from FACT at Kochi’s facility

Kochi : A minor ammonia gas leak at Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT) create panic for hours at Willingdon Island  on Saturday. The incident occur […]
January 28, 2018

Upgrading Methanol plants for Increase in Capacity and Energy Efficiency

Author:  Harshad P Pandya, Independent Consultant   Methanol manufacturing has been one of the most energy intensive chemical productions.  High energy consumption and associated costs, high demand […]
January 28, 2018

Acron to Increase NPK Production Capacity

Investments in NPK production units in Veliky Novgorod will exceed RUB 700 million Acron (Veliky Novgorod) is investing RUB 700 million into a project scheduled for […]
January 28, 2018

SABIC to acquire 24.9% of Clariant

SABIC and global specialty chemicals company Clariant have come to agreement on acquisition of around 83 million shares of Clariant that equals to a 24.9% stake. […]
November 26, 2017

AKH start to develop the Commissioning Risk Register. Reason: Ammonia gas leak hospitalises 28 in Aqaba – Jordan

Twenty-eights workers in the industrial port expansion project, on the southern shore of Aqaba, experienced nausea and suffocation after inhaling ammonia gas that was leaking from […]
November 18, 2017

SOCAR target to earn up to $150M from urea plant per year

President of the state oil company SOCAR, Rovnag Abdullayev, spoke about plans and made comments on a series of projects that the company had made at […]
November 18, 2017

Incitec profit explodes to $318m despite lean fertiliser market

Fertiliser and explosives heavyweight, Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), has lifted its after-tax net profit for the year to September 30 to almost $319 million, despite tough fertiliser […]
November 11, 2017

AmmoniaKnowHow welcomes SBN as our Sponsor

Schoeller-Bleckmann Nitec, member of Christof Group, specializes in manufacturing equipment for the fertilizer and petrochemical industries. Our products have a long established international reputation. Besides our […]
November 11, 2017

Maintenance notification: we are updating the Risk Register software

Dear members, please note that we will be performing important software update for the Risk Register database, including speed loading tests, during which time the service […]
November 11, 2017

Early design challenges of revamp projects (AKH) is currently working to develop a risk register to capture potential challenges and risks faced by the EPCM team and Client operation during the […]
November 9, 2017

Jonesboro Fire Department called back to Butterball due to ammonia leak; part of plant evacuated

The Jonesboro Fire Department is back at the Butterball plant due to an ammonia alarm. According to E911, part of the plant was evacuated. Early reports […]
November 9, 2017

Minor fire in KRIBHCO plant

SURAT: A minor fire erupted in ammonia II plant of KRIBHCO in Hazira on Sunday. General manager (HR) NK Sahu said the incident happened at around 10.20am in ammonia […]
November 9, 2017

Feasibility studies underway for Sarnia green methanol project

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has commenced a COMM SCI project with Advanced Chemical Technologies Inc. (AChT), Waterloo, Ont., that will see AChT complete technical and economic […]
November 9, 2017

Methanol: Waterloo company plans to use carbon dioxide emissions as feedstock

A Waterloo company has announced plans for a commercial-scale demonstration plant at Sarnia’s TransAlta Bluewater Energy Park to produce methanol using carbon dioxide emissions from Chemical […]
November 9, 2017

Agrium Announces Sale of Conda Phosphate and North Bend Nitric Acid Operations

Agrium Inc. announces that it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement with Itafos, whereby Agrium will sell its Conda, Idaho, phosphate production facility and adjacent phosphate […]
November 9, 2017

NPK: Tata Chem exits fertiliser business, sells Haldia plant to Indorama

Tata Chemicals has exited from its troubled fertiliser business with the sale of its phosphatic fertilisers business to IRC Agrochemicals, a subsidiary of Indorama, for ₹375 […]
November 9, 2017

NPK: Cebu-based fertilizer firm to invest P1 billion for future plant revamp

CEBU—Atlas Fertilizer Corp. anounce its plan to invest more than P1 billion for the revamp of its existing manufacturing plant in Toledo City, to increase annual […]
October 18, 2017

Iran is changing strategy in methanol supply

To prevent creating a surplus of the methanol in the global market, Iran is shifting its focus from standalone methanol plants to methanol to olefins (MTO) and methanol to propylene (MTP) […]
October 10, 2017

Innovative Revamping of Ammonia plants for Capacity up and Energy Efficiency

Author: Harshad P Pandya,  Independent Consultant; Ammonia and methanol  manufacturing have been one of the most energy intensive chemical  production.  High consumption and   cost of energy, limited […]
October 8, 2017

Clariant to host syngas catalyst workshop in Colorado, October 15 2017

Munich, September 27, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced it will be hosting its Syngas Catalyst Workshop at the industry’s largest […]
October 8, 2017

ThyssenKrupp to develop Egypt fertiliser plant

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions in Egypt is investing  €133 million ($156 million) to expand and develop the machinery of Abu Qir Fertilizers, a report said. The project […]
October 8, 2017

CEO of Saudi fertz giant Ma’aden confident about prospects

LONDON (ICIS)–Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) will diversify its fertilizer portfolio and continue to work with foreign partners on new projects as feasibility studies into another […]
October 8, 2017

SNC-Lavalin awarded contract by Acron Group for engineering and licensing services at the Dorogobuzh project

SNC-Lavalin has announce that it has been awarded a contract by Novgorodskiy GIAP, a subsidiary of Acron Group, for the development of engineering design packages and […]
September 26, 2017

Acron’s NPK Production Line Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Over its lifetime, Acron’s production facility in Veliky Novgorod has produced more than 32.7 million tonnes of complex mineral fertilisers Acron (Veliky Novgorod) was one of […]