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
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.