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Dow and Sud-Chemie to Collaborate on Syngas-to-Chemical Project

9:31 AM MST | January 26, 2009

Dow Chemical and Süd-Chemie say they will collaborate on the development, scale-up, and manufacture of catalysts to be used to convert synthesis gas (syngas) to chemicals, including alcohols and olefins, as well as ethanol to chemicals including ethylene. The syngas will be based on coal or biomass. Team Up: Deal calls for ‘considerable’ R&D. “Dow is exploring innovative ways to reduce our reliance on oil and gas as the raw materials we use to produce chemicals and plastics,” says Juan Luciano, senior v.p./hydrocarbons and basic...

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