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LyondellBasell plans world-scale PO-TBA plant for US Gulf Coast
LyondellBasell Industries plans to build a world-scale propylene oxide (PO)–tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, with start-up planned for 2019. PO from the plant will support growing demand for polyurethanes, while TBA and derivatives will supply producers of high-octane gasoline, synthetic rubber, and lubricant additives....

Helm to distribute titanium dioxide from Argex's planned facility in Quebec
The US subsidiary of Helm (Hamburg) will market and distribute in the United States and Canada half of the titanium dioxide produced at Argex Titanium’s planned 50,000-m.t./year production facility to be located at Salaberry-de-Valleyfied, PQ, the companies said on 26 August....

Agrium acquires agricultural biotech firm Agricen
Loveland Products, a subsidiary of Agrium, has acquired a controlling interest in Agricen (Frisco,TX), an agricultural biotechnology firm, the company said on Tuesday. Agricen produces two of Loveland Products’ fastest-growing plant nutrition brands...

EPA issues draft permit for OCI's world-scale methanol project in Texas
The construction of OCI's (Geleen, Netherlands) planned world-scale methanol plant at Beaumont, TX, has moved a step closer. On 25 August, EPA announced a proposed Greenhouse Gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (GHG PSD) permit for the project and issued a request for public comment through 24 September....

Cyanco completes Nevada cyanide expansion

Cyanco Holding (Houston) has expanded the capacity of its sodium cyanide solution plant in Winnemucca, NV, by 17,000 m.t./year, bringing the plant’s capacity to 110,000 m.t./year and Cyanco’s total sodium cyanide capacity to 165,000 m.t./year.

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