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Oleon Inaugurates World's First Bio Propylene Glycol Plant in Belgium

7:29 AM MDT | June 28, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Oleon (Ertvelde, Belgium) today held an inauguration ceremony for a new bio propylene glycol production plant at Ertvelde. The €8.2 million ($10.2 million) plant was opened by the Flemish minister-president Kris Peeters. Oleon's new plant produces bio propylene glycol from glycerin, and reduces the CO2 balance by 70% compared with petroleum-based propylene glycol manufacture, the company says. It is the first of its type in the world and is designed to produce more than 20,000 m.t./year of bio propylene...

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