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Arkema to expand dimethyl disulfide production capacity in Texas

| By Mary Bailey

Arkema SA (Colombes, France) has decided to increase its global production capacity of DMDS (dimethyl disulfide), an additive that is key in the production of renewable fuels, at its Beaumont, Texas site.

The development of biofuels, for which demand will have doubled by 2040, is essential for the decarbonization of transport, particularly in the aviation sector. DMDS is proving to be an efficient solution to support biorefineries in the conversion of vegetable oils and agri-food waste into renewable fuels.

The world leader in DMDS, Arkema offers sulfur-based and specialty solutions to support its customers’ growth in Europe, Asia and North America. DMDS makes it possible to produce clean and renewable fuels while optimizing the performance of the purification and transformation processes for which it is intended. It is also used in crop protection and as a raw material in the production of Sulfonyls used particularly in electronics.

Thus, with installed capacities in Lacq, France and Kerteh, Malaysi),  Arkema will be, with these upcoming U.S. capacities, in a position to serve its customers locally across the three major regions in which the Group operates.