Sulphuric Acid

Industry News

STB proposes amendment to emergency service rules

(Progressive Rail Roading) - The Surface Transportation Board late last week issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its emergency service rules to provide relief for shippers in situations that require immediate relief.

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Trafigura to stop buying crude from Russia's Rosneft ahead of EU deadline

(Reuters) - Global commodities trader Trafigura Group will stop all purchases of crude oil from Russia's state company Rosneft (ROSN.MM) by May 15 when tighter EU rules on Russian oil sales come into effect, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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Japan to fund $892 million to help develop low-emission fuels

(Reuters) - Japan's state-backed New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) said on Tuesday it will allocate 114.5 billion yen ($892 million) to help develop new fuels such as synthetic ones that emit lower carbon dioxide (CO2).

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Member News

Penflex Becomes The Sulphur Institute's Newest Member

(MSN) - Penflex Corporation recently became the newest member of The Sulphur Institute (TSI), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the safe use of sulfur.

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Koch to acquire 50% stake in JFC III from OCP

(Agri Business Global) - Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (Koch) and OCP have signed an agreement under which a Koch affiliate will acquire a 50% interest in Jorf Fertilizers Company III (JFC III) from OCP, the world's largest phosphate mining and leading global fertilizer group. When closed, the transaction will establish a 50/50 joint venture.

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Exxon posts biggest profit in seven years on high oil prices

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit of $8.87 billion, its largest in seven years, as the top U.S. oil producer benefited from strong energy prices.

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From the Farm: Adding Sulfur to Soybeans

(WCIA) – As farmers look to get better yields in soybeans, soybean promotion agencies want them to raise soybeans with higher protein content for better livestock performance. But there is a problem with that: with higher yields, protein levels go in the different direction.

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Revisiting Sulphur—The Once Neglected Nutrient: It’s Roles in Plant Growth, Metabolism, Stress Tolerance and Crop Production

In the wake of huge demand for high quality cereal and vegetable diets, sulphur can play a key role in augmenting the production, productivity, and quality of crops. Additionally, in light of the emerging problems of soil fertility exhaustion and climate change-exacerbated environmental stresses, sulphur assumes special importance in crop production, particularly under intensively cropped areas. Here, citing several relevant examples, we highlight, in addition to its plant biological and metabolism functions, how sulphur can significantly enhance crop productivity and quality, as well as acclimation to abiotic stresses.

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Sulphur Institute members

  • AdvanSix
  • BP
  • Chemtrade
  • Citis
  • Consul
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fertecon
  • Freeport
  • Gasket-Resource
  • H.J. Baker
  • ICEC
  • Inter-Chem
  • Interoceanic
  • Ioneer
  • IRM
  • Jupiter
  • Koch
  • Lithium Nevada
  • Martin
  • Mitsui
  • Mosaic
  • NorFalco
  • Nutrien
  • Phillips 66
  • Quala
  • Savage
  • Schiber
  • Shell
  • Simplot
  • TradeCorp
  • Trammo
  • Valero
  • Veolia