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Bayer CropScience Invests Big in Germany

9:24 AM MST | December 3, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Bayer CropScience says it will invest €60 million ($88 million) to build a plant that will produce methane phosphonous acid n-butyl ester (MPE) at the Knapsack Chemical Park in Germany. MPE is an intermediate used in the production of the active substance glufosinate-ammonium, which Bayer CropScience markets under the trade names Basta and Liberty. Glufosinate-ammonium is Bayer CropScience’s best-selling herbicide compound, and its third-best-selling active substance worldwide, with sales of €227 million in 2006. Completion is due early...

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