Chemical & Material R&D

Deals/Contracts/Partnerships

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    Ansys Fuels Carbon-Free Transportation with Synhelion. Swiss clean energy startup uses Ansys simulation solutions to create solar fuels and reduce CO2 emissions

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Hexagon has been selected by McLaren Racing to provide materials data management for its Formula 1 cars. MaterialCenter captures data from material testing to ensure full traceability throughout each component’s lifecycle with full knowledge of the perfo

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    IBM is working to trace Nueva Pescanova’s seafood products on the IBM Food Trust platform, a blockchain-based network designed to help ensure the traceability of products across the supply chain and supporting more sustainable oceans.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

EIIR Provider Solutions/Capabalities

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    New test centre in Denmark by Force Technology for hydrogen. The test centre shall carry out tests and analyses in the production, transport and consumption of hydrogen – e.g., material testing, hydrogen quality analysis, metrology, efficiency, emission

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    SHV acquires Kiwa active in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry from NPM Capital. Kiwa has almost € 600 million in sales with approximately 5,500 people. TIC is an attractive € 200 billion industry and growing 4.5% as increasing reg

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    AFRY and OptiCept enter a strategic cooperation agreement with the aim of developing technology for future food production

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Air wellness in the car: IAV develops new measuring system for scenting vehicle interiors

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    AFRY strengthens Plastics Recycling competences

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Hexagon and Stratasys partnership unlocks aerospace innovation and reduces part lead time with certified design-to-3D-print solution for plastics

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Stratasys Collaborates With Lockheed Martin to Qualify Material for Space and Aviation End-Use Parts

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Accenture Invests in Good Chemistry Company to Help Drive Quantum Computing Advancements in Materials and Life Sciences

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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Other News

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    Chevron finalizes acquisition of NEXBASE brand, business from Neste Corporation

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Baosteel Shipped the First Bulk Order of Carbon Neutral Steel Products

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Axalta expands Industrial coatings portfolio with launch of Imron Industrial Ultra 2.8 VOC Topcoat in North America

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    Tetra Pak tests an industry-first: a fibre-based barrier to replace the aluminium layer.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

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    ExxonMobil is expanding its interests in biofuels that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, acquiring a 49.9% stake in Biojet AS, a Norwegian biofuels company that plans to convert forestry and wood-based construction waste into lower-emissions biofuels and biofuel components.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Prices for recycled plastic have doubled in a year to hit fresh records as companies vie for limited supplies, threatening ambitious targets set out by enterprises. Sustainability challenges!

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Eastman plans to invest up to $1 billion in a material-to-material molecular recycling facility in France. LVMH, Estée Lauder Companies, Clarins, Procter & Gamble, L'Oréal and Danone are signing letters of intent for multiyear supply agreements from this facility.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Safran and Engie New Ventures invest in Ineratec, a German startup specializing in carbon-neutral synthetic fuels

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    bp acquires 30% stake in the UK’s largest provider of low emission hydrogenated vegetable oil fuels

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    TotalEnergies and Veolia Join Forces to Accelerate the Development of Biomethane

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Airbus, Safran have signed a MoU for the acquisition of Aubert & Duval which has capabilities in special materials, superalloys, as well as in titanium. Two Trends here: Vertical Integration and Securing Metal Supply

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Invests in Oishi Kenko Inc., Provider of Healthy Eating with Health Issue-specific Menus and Recipes – Aiming for enjoyable and healthy living through “Food Experience Journeys”

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    World's first molecular drinks printer from Cana claims to make anything from iced coffee to cocktails.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Hyundai Motor Group to Collaborate with Aramco and KAUST on New E-fuel Development to Support Clean Mobility

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

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    Lhyfe has inaugurated its first production site in Bouin, France. It is one of the first in the world to produce renewable green hydrogen using wind power on an industrial scale,

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Spanish researchers demonstarted combining drones with e-nose, there are possibilities in optimizing waste management by detecting odor stinks.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    LG Chem-GS Caltex Signs Joint Development Agreement for Eco-friendly Materials including developing mass production technologies for 3HP, which is a biodegradable plastic material, and for producing prototypes

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Evonik has invested in Singapore start-up Revivo BioSystems to support the development and commercialization of a technology that uses a realistic 4D model of human skin for the testing of chemical, cosmetic and pharmaceutical compounds. Testing on 4D skin models is a more sustainable and ethical alternative to using animals

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    ExxonMobil Chemical Company has acquired California-based Materia, Inc., a technology company that has pioneered the development of a Nobel prize-winning technology for manufacturing a new class of materials. The innovative materials can be used in a number of applications, including wind turbine blades, electric vehicle parts, sustainable construction, and anticorrosive coatings.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Entegris and CMC Materials have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Entegris will acquire CMC Materials in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value of approximately USD 6.5 billion.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Faurecia to create sustainable, smart materials division, targets EUR 3 b sales by 2030.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Caterpillar acquires CarbonPoint Solutions. It provides technology to concentrate and capture CO2 for utilization or sequestration.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    LG Chem and Coupang Join Hands To Recycle The Plastic Waste From Deliveries. Eco-friendly project created through partnership between Korea’s largest chemical and e-commerce companies.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Porsche and Siemens Energy have joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial plant for the production of nearly CO?-neutral fuel (eFuel) in Punta Arenas, Chile.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Wärtsilä wis one of the leading partners in the LINCCS (linking carbon capture and storage) consortium. The LINCCS project is focused on reducing costs for new carbon storage facilities by 70% and advancing the development of carbon capture technologies in a range of sectors including maritime.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Shell to build one of Europe’s biggest biofuels facilities

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

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    Daimler AG, BASF, Fairphone and Volkswagen Group start partnership for sustainable Lithium mining in Chile

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

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    Synthetic DNA barcodes on fruits and vegetables could open the door to food and agricultural transparency.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

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    Bentley switches to waste-based renewable Fuels to drive greener in-house Logistics in Crewe.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Previous Data

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    FEV is coordinating a collaborative “Methanol Standard” project, which has been launched on August 1, 2020. The two-year project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. The multi-sector consortium has set a target of exploring the technical bases for standardizing methanol fuels in Europe. Approximately 20 partners in science and industry are taking part in the project.

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    FEV is providing fuel cell engineering service including development and design, construction, vehicle integration, commissioning, and calibration, testing of components and complete fuel cell systems. FEV operates six dedicated fuel cell test rigs at the “Center for Mobile Propulsion” in Aachen, which can be used to test fuel cell systems. These test benches were developed completely in-house by FEV.

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    Nissan achieves breakthrough in carbon fiber parts production. Nissan aims to use the new process to mass-produce CFRP parts and introduce them in more cars for customers. The innovation can cut the lead time to develop such components by as much as half, and cycle time for molding by about 80%, compared with conventional methods.

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    The EDAG Group and Hexagon Purus (a specialist in composite high-pressure tanks and systems for installation in vehicles of all kinds) are investigating how a hybrid storage system can be implemented that can combine the advantages of both drive alternatives. The research project, scheduled to run for 18 months, will develop a flexible storage system for the vehicle floor in which the latest generation of batteries and hydrogen pressure tanks can be installed in parallel.

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    Toyota and Honda will create a mobile power generation/output system, Moving e, that consists of a fuel cell bus that can carry a large amount of hydrogen, portable external power output devices and portable batteries, and will begin demonstration testing of the system’s ability to deliver electricity anytime and anywhere.

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    World’s first fuel cell semis and it is from?Hyundai.

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    Thales is partnering with ADNOX A/S which has developed and patented a catalytic converter-based system, which uses normal diesel oil to convert the dangerous nitrogen compounds (NOx), which are formed in diesel engines, into water and nitrogen.

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    Tohoku University and NEC collaborate on a project to reduce the development costs, manufacturing costs, and development period of composite materials for next-generation aircraft by up to 50% when compared with conventional methods.

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    Indian Oil and Total to jointly produce Bitumen derivatives.

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    United Phosphorus (UPL) opens new R&D center in North Carolina. The center will focus on new developments in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides and crop establishment.

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    Evonik is acquiring the Porocel Group for US$210 million to accelerate the growth of its catalysts business. Based in Houston, Texas (USA), Porocel offers a technology for highly efficient rejuvenation of desulfurization catalysts, which are in increasing demand to produce low-sulfur fuel.

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    Evonik develops membrane technology for separation of volatile organic compounds. has been optimized for specialty applications such as natural gas treatment, emission control in tank farms, and in the chemical and process industries.

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    LG Group has formed a research consortium with global partners including Total to discover high-performance materials with AI and robotics. The consortium will search for environment-friendly catalysts and advanced optical materials. The use of AI will significantly reduce the time of finding new materials with precise analysis of data compared with the traditional research method involving many tests.

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    HPCL is developing three new labs at its R&D Centre in Bengaluru for research on petrochemicals, biofuels, batteries, hydrogen and solar energy.

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    NEC in cooperation with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), announced the development of a system to automatically detect microplastics from seawater and sediment samples at high speed by using AI-based image recognition techniques.

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    Cargill to open $21M Chocolate R&D Center, Pilot Plant in Belgium.

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    Nestlé has inaugurated its new R&D Accelerator to drive innovation of sustainable dairy products and plant-based dairy alternatives. This is located at Nestlé’s R&D centre in Konolfingen, Switzerland

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    Whisky in paper bottle? Diageo?to launch?Johnnie Walker?whisky in paper bottles in 2021. Diageo and Pilot Lite to develop the paper bottle and collaborate on R&D.

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    Aggreko has enlisted Ricardo to conduct independent testing of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and gas-to-liquid (GTL) ‘engineered’ fuel. In order to further guarantee sustainable solutions to customers, Aggreko also ensured all testing was carried out using its own generator fleet.

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    SWITZERLAND’S leading global food technology provider, Bühler, and a world leader in flavors and fragrances, Givaudan are joining forces in a partnership to build a new innovation center in Singapore, which will be dedicated to plant- based food with a focus on Asian markets.

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    Semcon has been engaged by Powercell to develop and deploy an entirely new robotic cell for testing new fuel cell production technology with the aim of making the fuel cells more efficient. Semcon will be using advanced vision technology to ensure that the assembly has the accuracy required and to assure the quality of the fuel cell after the assembly process. The robotic cell will also have full traceability through QR codes.

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    UST Global, announced a strategic investment into Tastry, a sensory sciences company that uses advanced chemistry, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to match consumers to products they will love. The technology introduced by Tastry matches the preferred flavors and combinations with its chemical analysis of products and swiftly identifies the flavors present in them. Considering this algorithm, it offers recommendations to the customers to which products to buy.

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    ITK Engineering joined forces with Bosch Research to set up the Smart Textile Competence Center. Its mission is to investigate the wide range of opportunities by new combinations of textiles and electronic components, and to develop products for various applications. The scope of potential new developments ranges from fitness shirts with motion trackers and office chairs with integrated posture control to bed linen with sleep trackers and human-machine interaction in an industrial environment

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