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Cyanco to Build Sodium Cyanide Plant at Ascend’s TX Facility

7:30 AM MDT | May 6, 2011

Ascend Performance Materials and Cyanco Holding Corporation (Winnemucca, NV) say that Cyanco will build a new sodium cyanide manufacturing facility at Ascend’s Chocolate Bayou facility near Alvin, TX. The Cyanco plant will be owned by Cyanco but operated and maintained by Ascend. Construction is slated to begin this year and production is expected to begin in the second half of 2012. Cyanco already produces about 100 million lbs/year of hydrogen cyanide and 120 million lbs/year of sodium cyanide at its sole facility at Winnemucca, the company says. “The...

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