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Dow's Board Authorizes Freeport Propylene Investment

9:37 AM MST | March 7, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Dow Chemical says its Board of Directors has authorized capital to finalize detailed engineering and purchase long lead-time equipment for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation unit at the company’s Freeport, TX facility. Basic engineering has commenced for the 750,000 m.t./year polymer-grade propylene plant, which is on track for startup in 2015. Dow did not disclose the expected cost of the facility. The site will use C3 Oleflex technology Dow licensed from UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, in December of 2011 to convert shale gas-derived propane to...

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