Genesis, Solvay to Expand Green River Soda Ash Capacities

Genesis Energy LP of Houston, TX has announced plans to invest approximately US$300 million to expand its Granger, WY production facility to increase soda ash production by approximately 750,000 tons/year. Genesis purchased Tronox Ltd’s soda ash business at the end of 2017. Tronox had acquired the business from FMC Corp in 2015. The operation is...

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Solvay and Andritz Maritime Exhaust Cleaning System Certified

Solvay SA of Belgium and Andritz of Austria have announced that their BICAR dry exhaust gas cleaning system, designed to comply with the new sulfur emission regulations issued by the International Maritime Organization for shipping vessels, has been successfully certified. It will allow shipping vessels to continue to use high sulfur heavy fuel oils while...

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Minera Exar to Proceed with Lithium Expansion

Lithium Americas Corp of Vancouver, BC has released the results of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project in Argentina. Cauchari-Olaroz is 100% owned by Minera Exar SA, a 50:50 joint venture between Lithium Americas and Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd. Lithium Americas and Ganfeng Lithium have authorized Minera Exar to proceed with...

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HPQ Silicon and Apollon Solar Expand, Extend Collaboration Agreement

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc of Montreal, QC has extended and expanded the scope of its collaboration agreement with Apollon Solar SAS of France. The agreement now includes evaluating manufacturing porous silicon wafers for solid state Li-ion batteries using Apollon’s patented process and silicon produced by HPQ’s PUREVAP Quartz Reduction Reactor (QRR). Working with Apollon, HPQ...

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Geomega Completes Review of Rare Earth Recycling Project

Geomega Resources Inc of Montreal, QC has completed a review of the capital cost of its demonstration plant for the recycling of rare earth permanent magnets. Initially, the demonstration plant with a capacity of 1 tonne/day of feed material was expected to cost between CDN$1 million and CDN$2 million. The updated estimate is CDN$2.6 million...

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