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Evonik Builds Biodiesel Catalysts Plant in Argentina

1:49 AM MDT | March 29, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Evonik Industries says it has completed basic engineering for a 60,000-m.t./year biodiesel catalysts plant, which it plans to build at Puerto General San Martin, Argentina. Construction work on the facility will start in July with completion scheduled for the end of 2012. The plant will produce ready-to-use alcoholates for use as catalysts in the production of biodiesel from renewable raw materials. The project still needs the approval from the relevant authorities, the company says. "This investment is part of our strategy to enable us to participate in...

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