Balls of bitumen could avoid pipeline problem: Research

Balls of bitumen could avoid pipeline problem: Research

An engineer from the University of Calgary has described bitumen as resembling a liquid-filled headache capsule and, for an Alberta struggling to build pipelines, this tiny package could spell pain relief indeed. Freshly patented and weeks away from pilot-scale production, the professor’s revolutionary heavy oil and bitumen pellets may finally provide a pipeline-free solution. Read More

AkzoNobel NV announced a new management structure for its paints and coatings business in advance of creating two focused high-performing businesses; paints and coatings and speciality chemicals.The new, fully integrated, management structure will increase customer focus, drive further operational excellence, and build greater momentum and speed across the business. Read More



The Mosaic Company (MOS) has contributed $100,000 for disaster relief and emergency response efforts in Florida in advance of Hurricane Irma’s impact. Funds will support the American Red Cross and Feeding Florida – who will receive $50,000 each.Florida is home to many of Mosaic’s phosphate production facilities and support operations. Read More 


A Schulman Inc (SHLM) has appointed Allen Spizzo and Carol Eicher to its board of directors, effective immediately.Spizzo currently serves on the board of Ferro Corporation as a member of the audit and compensation committees and on the board of directors of Global Specimen Solutions Inc a privately held informatics company. Read More

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