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Yokogawa China to provide control systems for new oil refinery

Yokogawa China, a subsidiary of Japan's Yokogawa Electric Corporation, is to deliver control systems for a new oil refinery in China's Yunnan Province.
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Strong growth predicted for industrial control system security market

With a rise in sophisticated cyber-attacks and threats on control networks, there is a growing market for industrial control systems (ICS) security to secure key plants from vulnerabilities.
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Purdue researchers turn biomass waste into valuable chemicals

A new process developed at Purdue University converts lignin, once considered a biomass waste product, into valuable chemical commodities.
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Caramel apples linked to listeriosis outbreak

Consumers in the United States have been advised not to eat prepackaged caramel apples, after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen people falling ill in 10 states.
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ExxonMobil subsidiary fined $2.3 million over fracking-related damage

XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2.3 million for violations of the Clean Water Act at its hydraulic fracturing sites in West Virginia.
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Advanced process control market to be worth almost $1.5 billion by 2020

Advanced process control is used in a broad range of industries to optimize plant performance and minimize the fluctuations of key process variables.
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Meat products recalled in Texas over peanut traces

Three Texas food producers have announced recalls of meat products that may contain traces of peanuts, a known allergen which is not declared on the product label.
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Hess signs LOI for LNG processing in Western Australia

Hess Corporation has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) for the processing of natural gas from its Equus project offshore northwestern Australia into liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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European polymer industry faces continued pressure

The European polymer industry has come under pressure this year from producers in the United States and the Middle East, where cheap feedstocks have led to an expansion in capacity.
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BASF transfers automotive refinish coatings business in India to Würth

Chemicals giant BASF is to transfer its automotive refinish coatings business in India to Würth.
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