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Evonik opens biodiesel catalysts plant in Argentina

3:51 AM MDT | October 21, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Evonik Industries says it has started up a previously announced new plant at Puerto General San Martín, Argentina, for manufacturing biodiesel-production catalysts. The 60,000-m.t./year plant will supply ready-to-use alkoxides for use as catalysts in biodiesel production from renewable raw materials. The unit will serve primarily the Argentine and Brazilian markets. Evonik located the plant on the same site as Terminal 6, which operates a large biodiesel facility. “We're investing in Argentina because we want to take advantage of the opportunities...

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