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Chem companies invest in Brazilian biomass

Biomass is in the air as both Dow Chemical and specialty chemical company Rhodia announced today their investments in this energy feedstock. Dow is building a biomass co-generation plant at its Aratu manufacturing complex in Brazil, which will use eucalyptus wood biomass to produce steam for the site’s chlor-alkali and chlorohydrin production processes. Chlor-alkali processing […]

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Lithium projects galore

I’ve been seeing a lot of investments this year on lithium-related production capacity coming from the chemical industry especially here in the US. Today, BASF broke ground on a $50+ million facility in Elyria, Ohio, to produce Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (NCM) cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries that can power hybrid and full-electric vehicles. The investment has the […]

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