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Port of Rotterdam: New import facility for hydrogen and ammonia planned

15/04/2024

Global Energy Storage (GES) and Provaris Energy have signed an agreement to build a new import facility in the port of Rotterdam. The GES multi-client terminal will make it possible to handle and deliver both chilled ammonia and compressed hydrogen.
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Chemical and pharmaceutical industry urges change of course

15/04/2024

The future prospects for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry are extremely negative under the current industrial policy conditions. This is the conclusion of a survey of specialists and managers in companies and research institutions in the sector.
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Building fittings industry still in rough waters

15/04/2024

Manufacturers of building fittings are also facing difficult months in 2024. Last year, they recorded a nominal decline in sales of 7 percent, which corresponds to a price-adjusted decline of 14 percent. This is shown by the latest VDMA figures. Domestic business fell by 11 percent in real terms, while foreign business, which had grown by 1 percent in 2022, slumped by 17 percent in 2023.
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Fraunhofer IFAM with new institute director

15/04/2024

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Matthias Busse headed the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, based in Bremen, for 21 years. At the same time, he held the Chair of “Near net shape manufacturing technology” at the Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen.
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Research reveals the complexity of flood events

15/04/2024

The devastating floods in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate three years ago highlighted the catastrophic effects of river flooding. In order to minimise future damage and better assess flood risks, a deeper understanding of the variables involved is of crucial importance.
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BASF receives first stacks for 54 MW PEM electrolyser

15/04/2024

BASF is pressing ahead with its Hy4Chem-EI project: the first stacks for the planned 54 MW PEM electrolyser have arrived. Siemens Energy is delivering the modules almost daily by heavy transport to the construction site in Ludwigshafen, where they are already being installed.
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Acquisition of three companies

15/04/2024

Atlas Copco is expanding its already comprehensive range of productivity solutions with the integration of three new companies. This addition now includes Presys Co, Ltd from South Korea, Montajes Electromecánicos e Ingeniería, S.A. de C.V. (MEISA) from Mexico and Delta Temp from Belgium.
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Uhde designs large-scale green hydrogen fertiliser plant in Canada

15/04/2024

Thyssenkrupp Uhde and Genesis Fertilizers have signed a pre-feed contract for an integrated fertiliser complex in Canada. The plant will utilise green hydrogen to produce ammonia, urea and nitric acid.
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Digitalisation can effectively reduce skills shortages

12/04/2024

Digitalisation in production and service sectors is becoming increasingly important and can even be vital for companies, especially in times of skills shortages.
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Federal government wants to step up the pace of digitalisation

12/04/2024

The implementation of the German government's digital policy projects picked up speed significantly in the first quarter of 2024. With a total of 31 successfully implemented projects, the government achieved a pace that was previously unrivalled in this legislative period.
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