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Business News – January 2019

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch Neste moves forward with expansion of renewable products in Singapore Neste Oil’s Singapore renewable refinery Picture: Ismo Henttonen.[/caption] December 12, 2018 — Neste Corp. (Espoo, Finland; www.neste.com) plans to add production capacity for renewable products at its existing facilities in Singapore. The approximately €1.4-billion investment will extend Neste’s renewable product capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 million metric tons per year (m.t./yr), bringing the total renewable product capacity to nearly 4.5 million m.t./yr. The company’s target is to start up the new production line during the first half of 2022.   Ingevity starts up activated-carbon extrusion plant in Changshu December 7, 2018 — Ingevity Corp. (North Charleston, S.C.; www.ingevity.com) has begun production at its new activated-carbon extrusion plant in Changshu, China. The new $20-million facility currently houses one new extrusion line. The company has also relocated the extrusion line from its Wujiang, China, facility to Changshu, and that line is expected to begin production by the second quarter of 2019.   Borealis announces European PP expansion plans December 7, 2018 — Borealis AG (Vienna, Austria; www.borealisgroup.com)…
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