Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile says that its CEO, Patricio de Solminihac Tampier, has resigned “for personal reasons” and will leave the company on 31 December 2018. SQM CFO and vice president/corporate services Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez has been appointed SQM CEO, effective 1 January 2019.
De Solminihac has been SQM CEO for the last three years and joined the company more than 30 years ago. Ramos joined SQM 29 years ago.
By Ian Young
Source: Chemical Week
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC), DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (NYSE: DD) and Corteva, Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) (the “companies”) today announced they have reached an agreement in principle to comprehensively resolve all PFAS-related drinking water claims of a defined class of public water systems that serve the vast majority of the United States population.
The quest to develop hydrogen as a clean energy source that could curb our dependence on fossil fuels may lead to an unexpected place — coal. A team of Penn State scientists found that coal may represent a potential way to store hydrogen gas, much like batteries store energy for future use, addressing a major hurdle in developing a clean energy supply chain.
WE Soda (London), a major producer of soda ash, said it intends to launch an IPO and apply to list its shares on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The company, wholly owned by industrial conglomerate the Ciner Group (Istanbul, Turkey), said it is the world’s largest producer of natural soda ash.