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Business News: August 2021

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch Chemours breaks ground on $93-million mining facility in Florida July 14, 2021 — The Chemours Co. (Wilmington, Del.; www.chemours.com) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $93-million mining facility in Clay County, Fla. This site will give Chemours additional access to concentrated deposits of titanium and zircon mineral sands, which are used to produce titanium dioxide. Startup is anticipated by the fourth quarter of 2022.   Vynova to build potassium carbonate plant in Belgium July 14, 2021 — Vynova Group (Tessenderlo, Belgium; www.vynova-group.com) will build a production plant for liquid potassium carbonate at its site in Tessenderlo, Belgium. The new plant, representing an investment of €4 million, is expected to be operational by mid-2022. Construction is due to start in the third quarter of 2021. The new facility will be the largest plant of its kind in Europe.   Shell starts up 10-MW green-hydrogen plant in Germany July 13, 2021 — Royal Dutch Shell (The Hague, the Netherlands; www.shell.com) announced that its 10-MW water electrolysis plant has started operations at Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland in Wesseling, Germany. The plant will produce up to 1,300 metric tons…
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