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August Plant Watch & Business News

By Dorothy Lozowski |

  Plant Watch Huntsman signs agreement to host new biodiesel plant July 19, 2007 — Huntsman Corp. announced it has reached agreement with RBF Port Neches LLC (“RBF”) to operate a newly constructed biodiesel plant to be located at Huntsman’s Port Neches, Texas, site. Under the agreed arrangement, RBF will design, finance, build and own the new plant, which will have an initial capacity of 89-million gal/yr of biodiesel, with plans to expand to nearly 180-million gal/yr. The new plant is expected to be operational in mid-2008 after which the facility will be operated and maintained by Huntsman, while RBF will be responsible for the marketing of the plant output. Wacker builds new production facility for granular solar polysilicon July 16, 2007 — Wacker intends to build a granular-polysilicon production facility at its Burghausen site in Germany. With a nominal capacity of 650 m.t./yr, the new facility is expected to come on stream by the end of 2008. It will manufacture granular solar-grade polysilicon from trichlorosilane using the so-called fluidized-bed technology. Ineos licenses technology for linear low- density polyethylene plant July 9, 2007 — Ineos Technologies licensed its…
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