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BASF Halts Coal Gasification Project

9:26 AM MDT | April 21, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF says it has put on hold a €1.5-billion ($2.4 billion) coal gasification project at Ludwigshafen until the European Commission provides further operational details of the third phase of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme, which is due to begin in 2013. Synthesis gas produced at the coal gasification plant would be used as an alternative to oil-based feedstock for chemical production at...

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