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Solvay to optimize adipic acid production in France

8:16 AM MDT | October 4, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Solvay will install a new process at its industrial plant at Chalampé, France, to reduce the plant’s energy consumption by eight megawatts and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 11,000 m.t./year, the company announced today. The deployment will require five weeks of work, Solvay says—however, "a complete restart of the plant’s adipic acid production is not envisaged," Solvay adds. The company has not quantified the impact on capacity. "Faced with the uncertainty of long market conditions, with an offer exceeding the demand...

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