Total acquires G2mobility, strengthens electric vehicle charging sector


Total SA has finalized the acquisition of G2mobility, a French leading provider of electric vehicle charging solutions. With this deal, Total is accelerating the growth of its electric vehicle charging businesses, from designing smart charging stations to optimizing energy usage management and selling integrated services. A leader in the sector since 2009, G2mobility has developed and markets a comprehensive charging solution, with connected charging stations operated by a web platform that can remotely control the charge points, offer services, particularly smart energy management systems. Read More

 

Afton Chemical Corporation has completed the Phase II expansion of its chemical additive manufacturing facility in Jurong Island, Singapore. Afton began its Singapore manufacturing operations in May 2016, when it announced the Phase I opening of its Jurong Island plant. Phase II’s investment of S$222 million is more than Phase I’s initial investment of S$158 million, bringing the total investment in Singapore to S$380 million. Phase II’s expansion kickstarts production of advanced ashless dispersants and anti-wear components. All are critical components in several of Afton’s products and will help passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles meet performance standards of the future. Read More

ExxonMobil said it will join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a voluntary initiative representing 13 of the world’s largest oil and gas producers working collaboratively toward solutions to mitigate the risks of climate change. The CEO-led organization focuses on developing practical solutions in areas including carbon capture and storage, methane emissions reductions and energy and transportation efficiency. As part of the initiative, ExxonMobil will expand its investment in research and development of long-term solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as partnerships and multi-stakeholder initiatives that will pursue lower-emission technologies. Read More

Vital role of Chemistry behind Anger

Have you ever been so mad that you felt hot headed, blood boiling, palms sweating? Yes, I’m sure everyone would have experienced all this while in anger. Anger is an actually very interesting thing if you think about it. There goes on a lot of chemistry when you become angry. Let us first know about what actually is anger. Anger is an emotional response natural and most of the time an automatic response to one or another form of pain like emotional or physical pain. William DeFoore, a writer of anger-management has expressed anger as a pressure cooker; one can apply pressure against anger only for a certain period of time up till it explodes. Read More

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