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Evonik Plans Capacity Hikes for Isobutene, Methionine

1:21 PM MST | December 5, 2008 | Alex Scott

Evonik Industries has announced plans to spend tens of millions of dollars to increase production capacity for DL-methionine and isobutene at the company’s Antwerp complex. Evonik says it will triple its isobutene capacity with construction of an additional production facility. The plant has a projected capacity of 110,000 m.t./year and is scheduled to begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2010. This investment will be in the high two-digit millions of euros, Evonik says. The technology for the isobutene facility will be based on the splitting of methyl...

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