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BASF Starts Up Sodium Methylate Plant in Brazil

February 6, 2012 | Vincent Valk

BASF has started up a 60,000 m.t./year sodium methylate plant at Guaratingueta, Brazil, the company says. BASF invested “low-double digit million euros” in the plant, which will supply the regional market in South America, it adds. The plant is BASF’s second sodium methylate facility in the world, and its first in Latin America. The other facility is at Ludwigshafen, Germany.   Sodium methylate is an important catalyst used in the production of biodiesel. Brazil requires fuels to contain 5% biodiesel, and Argentina requires fuels to contain...

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