03 October 2008 16:16 [Source: ICIS news]
NEW DELHI (ICIS news)--India has given environmental clearance to Cetex Petrochemicals Ltd (CPL) for its rupees (Rs) 380m ($8m) expansion of its specialty and fine chemicals complex in Manali, Tamilnadu, a government official said on Friday.?xml:namespace>
The project involved the doubling of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) capacity to 10,000 tonnes/year and secondary butanol (SBA) capacity to 12,000 tonnes/year, the company said.
Cetex would also boost the production of cinnamic alcohol from 180 tonnes/year to 1,080 tonnes/year, anisyl alcohol from 180 tonnes/year to 276 tonnes/year and stryallyl alcohol from 180 tonnes/year to 228/tonnes/year, it said.
The capacity for other fine chemicals such as styrallyl acetate, oxinome and phenyl ethyl alcohol would remain unchanged, the company added.
CPL had formed a new company, Cetex Energy Generation Co, to set up a 12-megawatt biomass-fired plant at the site to meet the electricity requirements of the expanded chemical complex, it said.
Cetex products are used in the manufacture of paints, pharmaceuticals, dyes and inks.
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