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Plant Watch – April 2020

By Mary Page Bailey |

DOMO Chemicals to invest €12 million in new nylon plant in China March 13, 2020 — DOMO Chemicals GmbH (Leuna, Germany; www.domochemicals.com) will invest €12 million for a new nylon production plant in Zhejiang, China. The new plant will be capable of producing 50,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of engineered nylon compounds. Production is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2020.   Preem selects Topsoe technology for renewable-fuels plant March 12, 2020 — Preem (Stockholm, Sweden; www.preem.se) has contracted Haldor Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) to provide process technology to produce renewable diesel and jet fuel at its Gothenburg refinery in Sweden. The 16,000 barrels-per-day (bbl/d) unit will have a yearly production capacity of approximately 1 million m 3 of fuels. The new plant is scheduled to start up in 2024 and will be completely dedicated to producing renewable fuels from tall oil, tallow and other renewable feedstocks.   Ontario plant to expand production of malic acid Bartek Ingredients Inc. (Stoney Creek, Ont., Canada; www.bartek.ca) announced a 10,000-m.t./yr malic acid capacity expansion, to be completed in 2021. This expansion closely follows a 4,000-m.t./yr malic…
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