30 July 2008 23:56 [Source: ICIS news]
Alkoxides are used as catalysts in biodiesel production. Evonik said its sodium methylates and potassium methylates catalysts will be sold for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) market.
“One of the benefits of our catalysts is that it offers customers the benefit of consistent high biodiesel yields and high purity glycerol as a by-product,” said Jose Berges, vice president and general manager of Evonik’s electrolysis products & alkoxides.
“Our catalysts also has the flexibility to use any type of biodiesel feedstock such as soybean oil, rapeseed oil, animal fats or waste cooking oil,” he added.
A second alkoxide plant is being planned for
Both alkoxide investments are estimated in the double-digit million euro range, the company said.
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