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Canada's NOVA Chemicals eyes its southern neighbour for growth

Mar 6, 2015

The Canadian plastics and chemical company plans to increase and diversify its ethane supplies, upgrade its existing crackers in Canada, and build a new world-scale LLDPE unit, a NOVA senior executive says.

Green Biologics to convert Minnesota ethanol plant to n-butanol and acetone facility

Jan 29, 2015

Growing demand for bio-based chemicals and the prospect of healthy returns on investment has led Green Biologics to make a significant investment in the field by converting a 20th century ethanol plant into a 21st century n-butanol and acetone facility

Lower oil prices help petrochemical companies improve margins

Jan 29, 2015

Although some upstream oil operators have posted results that have missed expectations, their derivative segments and other petrochemical businesses are seeing the upside of the oil price erosion.