BASF joins sustainable polymer taskforce

The taskforce aims to create a circular economy for polymers, which are used in millions of products including paints, cosmetics and fertilisers

Gazprom signs deal to expand gas pipeline

Gazprom has signed a memorandum of understanding with a German chemical producer to expand a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea. The Nord Stream II project will consist of two additional pipelines that could transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of gas. It will be a new route for Russian […]

Gazprom taking over Western Europe’s biggest gas store

Russian energy giant Gazprom is readying itself to take over the largest natural gas storage facility in Western Europe. Yesterday its chief executive Alexei Miller met the boss of German chemical company BASF, Kurt Bock, to discuss an asset swap agreed in December. The Russian business will get Wintershall’s gas store site, plus boost its stake in energy […]

US ‘smart’ car uses solar to generate energy

This may look like a machine used in a ‘Transformers’ film – but it’s actually a “smart” car with solar cells on the roof. American firm BASF created the electric vehicle, using its knowledge of chemistry, which generates energy to power the car’s climate control system. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has welcomed the firm’s […]