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Nigel Davis

Nigel Davis

Insights Editor, ICIS

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Versalis looking for growth, pushing ahead on bio-portfolio

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

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Versalis CEO, Daniele Ferrari Source: Versalis

The “better products” drive has taken on new meaning at Italy-headquartered Versalis. Buoyed by positive cash flows and profits, the company, now once again part of energy giant ENI, is pushing ahead with geographical expansion alongside the development of a robust bio-based production platform. Continue reading “Versalis looking for growth, pushing ahead on bio-portfolio” »

Solar impulse backers can help hasten global clean technologies drive

Posted on November 24th, 2016 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The Paris climate change accord is held out as the beacon of hope for those who believe sincerely in anthropomorphic climate change. Many of the accord’s adherents would also argue strongly for further, concerted global action to stem greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading “Solar impulse backers can help hasten global clean technologies drive” »

Global energy efficiency will shift feedstock dynamics

Posted on November 16th, 2016 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The shifting energy landscape will have a profound impact on the availability of all types of hydrocarbon feedstock for chemicals manufacturing, be they natural gas, coal or oil.  Continue reading “Global energy efficiency will shift feedstock dynamics” »

Producers seek market-driven solutions to growth conundrum

Posted on November 10th, 2016 in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Chemicals companies put most of their effort into raising production and distribution efficiencies, alongside the back and front office work that cost effectively makes this possible.  Continue reading “Producers seek market-driven solutions to growth conundrum” »

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