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Total starts production of sustainable aviation fuel in France

Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. Total will also be able to produce sustainable aviation fuel at its zero-crude Grandpuits […]

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All Infineum global production sites now ISO 14001 certified

All Infineum’s global manufacturing sites now have ISO 14001 certification after five more were awarded the sought-after standard for their environmental management systems. ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. Designed […]

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Shell Malaysia appoints Ivan Tan as new country chairman

Shell Malaysia appointed Ivan Tan as the new country chairman of Shell Malaysia, effective April 1, 2021. Tan will succeed Datuk Iain Lo, who will retire from Shell having served as chairman of Shell Malaysia for eight years and after a distinguished career at Shell for 30 years. As chairman of Shell Malaysia, Tan will […]

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Isuzu Motors completes acquisition of UD Trucks from Volvo

Japan’s Isuzu Motors has completed its acquisition of UD Trucks from Sweden’s Volvo Group for an enterprise value of JPY243 billion (USD2.2 billion) on a cash and debt-free basis. The strategic alliance within commercial vehicles between the two groups, aiming to capture opportunities in the ongoing industry transformation, will now also become operational. UD Trucks […]

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ExxonMobil to supply Nissan’s aftermarket engine oils in India

ExxonMobil Lubricants has gained Nissan Motor India’s aftermarket engine oil business in India. Under their partnership, ExxonMobil will supply an extensive range of engine oils that meet India’s latest Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) standards, as well as older standards such as BS-III or BS-IV, to Nissan Motor India’s service network nationwide. “This partnership adds to […]

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Sing Fuels appoints Gerard Milligan as chief of staff

Singapore-based energy trading company Sing Fuels announced the appointment of Gerard Milligan as chief of staff. Based in Sing Fuels’ Singapore headquarters, Milligan will collaborate closely with the management team on strategic initiatives and to ensure operational efficiency in matters pertaining to people, organisation, and the commercial agenda. Milligan has more than 20 years of […]

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Innospec introduces new bunker fuel additives

Innospec Fuel Specialties (IFS), a division of Innospec Inc. has introduced its new Trident bunker fuel additives to the marine and bunker fuel market. For many years, Innospec Fuel Specialties has provided refiners, suppliers, and ship owners with specialized products designed to meet the challenging nature of bunker fuels. The Trident product family is specifically […]

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ECB taps UOP for renewable diesel, jet fuel plant in Paraguay

ECB Group will use the UOP Ecofining process to convert vegetable oils and inedible animal fats into renewable diesel and jet fuel at the Omega Green production facility in Villeta, near Asuncion, Paraguay, Honeywell UOP announced. ECB Group is a Brazilian holding company with investments and strategic holdings in agroenergy companies, operating in areas such […]

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MHI sets up Asia hub for transportation systems in Singapore

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd. (MHIENG), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has established an Asia hub for its transportation systems in Singapore. The Technical Service Center in Singapore within Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP), MHI’s regional subsidiary, will strengthen operation, maintenance and after-sales servicing operations for its transportation […]

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Eurol developing lubes for heavy duty electrical machinery

Eurol is developing a lube product line specifically intended for heavy electrical machinery such as bulldozers, excavators, cranes, and shovels. The new Eurol ‘Specialty E-line’ guarantees durability, sustainability and efficiency, the company says. Eurol says it is seeing an enormous growth in the use of heavy duty electrical machinery as a solution toward reducing CO2 […]

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LANXESS enters lithium-ion battery chemistry business

German specialty chemical company LANXESS has entered the field of lithium-ion battery chemistry by cooperating with China’s Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co. (Tinci), a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. Starting already next year, LANXESS will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries under the authorization of the Chinese company in Leverkusen, Germany. Electrolyte production […]

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Valvoline launches new premium full synthetic motor oil

U.S.-based Valvoline Inc., a leading global marketer and supplier of branded lubricants and automotive services, has launched Valvoline™ Full Synthetic Extended Protection, Valvoline’s most premium full synthetic motor oil. The full synthetic motor oil features new innovative Dual Defense Additive Technology to fight deposits and wear and enhance engine longevity, the company said. Valvoline said […]

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