Silicones maker Gelest has named Doug Wulffleff v.p./mergers and acquisitions. Wullfleff will be responsible for identifying business opportunities and developing M&A strategies for Gelest.
He was most recent v.p./strategy and corporate development at VWR International, a lab chemicals maker that was acquired by Avantor last year. He had also served in M&A-related roles for a variety of other companies.
In November, Gelest named Ken Gayer, a former Honeywell executive, as its new CEO. Gayer replaced Gelest founder Barry Arkles.
By Vincent Valk
Source: Chemical Week
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?