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BASF Breaks Ground on Biodiesel Catalyst Plant

10:31 PM MST | February 10, 2010 | Nancy Seewald

BASF says it has broken ground on a previously announced sodium methylate plant at Guaratinguetá, Brazil, the company’s biggest site in South America. BASF announced the facility in May 2008, at which time it anticipated starting the plant up this year. The company now says the plant will begin operations at the end of 2011. It will have capacity of 60,000 m.t./year, most of which will supply the regional market. Total investment in the facility is in the low double-digit Euros. Sodium methylate is an “efficient” catalyst for the...

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