Technically, even the oils are not gmo. Although they are derived from genetically modified organisms. There is a difference, and it's a big one in marketing.
Lol. "It's suspected". Algenist margins have never been questioned and the cost of producing product was in reference to the intermediates.
Likely no switching needed. CnF is primarily used for completions & oil recovery. To find additional application in drilling solutions, is just an expanded use for an existing client.
Using generators to run a plant of that size?
That's like suggesting to tie a few dozen AAA batteries together to start my car in order to save on the cost of buying a car battery. Sure, you could do that and it might work from time to time while failing in other instances. But it'd be ineffective overall while doing little to addressing the actual problem.
You are both right. Canola oil is not partially hydrogenated in most cases and it is in some cases. For example look up ADM's product code (815070). Why Jim started this conversation is meaningless, however.
I don't think you can read about it, but I also have reasonable belief beyond mere speculation that suggests we're no longer working with them. Just hear-say from a non-company insider who was familiar w/ Dow. Not going to elaborate, and take that thought fwiw. But if its any solace, from what I understand it wasn't SZYM's fault either per what this person was told. Not every opportunity comes to fruition.
Understandable. Clinton's not SZYM's priority right now in any case and Galva was always supposed to play a supportive role in the downstream processing. In time, I'm sure they'll want more downstream processing at Clinton too, but that'll take some investment. Glad to hear the opinions.