05 April 2013 16:42 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--BASF is building a €14m ($18m) combined heat and power (CHP) plant at its chemical production site in Lampertheim in Germany’s Hesse state, the chemicals major said on Friday.
Following start-up, scheduled for autumn 2013, the plant will improve power supplies at Lampertheim and improve the site’s competitiveness, BASF said.
The power plant will meet all of Lampertheim’s electricity and steam requirements, it added.
BASF did not disclose the plant’s capacity, but said the unit would help to reduce energy costs by about 20% and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by some 14,000 tonnes/year.
The BASF site in Lampertheim – around 20km north of the company’s main petrochemicals production hub at ?xml:namespace>
Lampertheim is also home to BASF’s nutrition and health operating division.
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