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Ashland, Cargill License Davy Bio-PG Technology

2:11 PM MDT | August 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Ashland and Cargill, through their 50-50 joint venture, have signed an agreement with Davy Process Technology to license Davy’s vapor-phase hydrogenation technology for use in producing propylene glycol (PG) from glycerin, a co-product of biodiesel production. The Ashland-Cargill jv will use Davy’s hydrogenation technology at its previously announced 65,000-m.t./year plant to be located at a yet-to-be-determined European site. “In laboratory testing, the process has produced higher yields and fewer by-products than other options the companies...

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