Adding calcium chloride to de-icing salts is good for the environment and can reduce road maintenance costs
Adding calcium chloride to de-icing salts reduces the negative impact of de-icing solutions on the environment, says new research done by the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI).
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Today process engineering is more important than ever in view of the current societal challenges and energy transition. It is therefore just as important to continue building and strengthening the Dutch chemical engineering community.
Waste to chemistry in Rotterdam
Signing a development agreement starts the project of building a waste to chemistry plant in Rotterdam that has to transform 360.000 ton of mixed waste into 220.000 ton of methanol.
A small step towards independence from fossil resources
Independence from fossil resources is not a matter of one big discovery but of many small steps. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have succeeded in taking such a step. They can now produce a paint primer based on lignin, a by-product of paper production and the production of bioethanol. Compared with petrochemical raw materials the primer has a significantly improved CO2 balance.
Call for Papers 15th International Conference on Micro Reaction Technology (IMRET)
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NPS 2018 will be held 30 + 31 MAY at the University of Twente
Finally, after a few years without NPS, we have a new date for NPS!
Sludge digestion plant to increase sustainability
Biomass can produce energy for instance in the form of biogas. This is also done in water purification plants. The sludge is put into a digester which produces a certain amount of biogas.
The Society of the Dutch Chemical Industry has been around for a 100 years!
Chemical specialties from CO2
What plants are doing for many years for producing chemicals, might be also suitable for producing chemicals for the market.
Lignin to replace fossil fuels
Today’s value of lignin is only its fuel value - about $50 per ton. Conversion into a renewable alternative for ABS Resin can change that.