David Hawkins has been appointed as the new Australia and New Zealand Chairman and Managing Director for BASF. Currently Head of Corporate Functions, BASF Australia and New Zealand, David will assume the new role effective July 1, 2006. He succeeds Ross Pilling, who will retire after eight years in the role and 17 years with BASF.
David brings nearly 25 years of professional experience in manufacturing management, strategy, business re-engineering, systems design and implementation. He joined BASF in 1999 and has held several senior executive positions across Finance, Tax, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Procurement, Real Estate and Information Management.
David is a graduate of Monash University with bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science (Applied Mathematics). He holds a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and is a graduate member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Incitec Pivot Limited’s (“IPL”) ammonia production complex located in Waggaman, Louisiana. Under the terms of the agreement, CF Industries purchased the Waggaman ammonia plant and related assets for $1.675 billion, subject to adjustments.
The Virgin Atlantic flight was powered entirely by SAF, that was a drop-in replacement for conventional jet fuel, but made solely from sustainable feedstocks. This was enabled through the inclusion of a new bio-based aromatic jet fuel blending component.
Cepsa SA (Madrid) has agreed a deal with C2X, an independent firm owned by AP Moller Holding with AP Moller-Maersk as minority owner, to develop a 300,000 metric tons per year renewable methanol plant at Huelva, Spain.