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Business News: Plant Watch for September 2018

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Plant Watch Asahi Kasei to install alkaline-water electrolysis system for Toshiba Energy August 13, 2018 — Asahi Kasei Corp. (Tokyo, Japan; www.asahi-kasei.co.jp) received an order from Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. (Kanagawa, Japan; www.toshiba-energy.com) for a 10-MW single-unit alkaline-water-electrolysis system to be installed at the Fukushima Hydrogen Research Field. Integrated with a large-scale solar-power plant, the electrolysis system will form a core part of the Fukushima Hydrogen Research Field, which is scheduled for test operation in late 2019 and startup in the summer of 2020.   Invista begins work for world-scale adiponitrile plant in China August 8, 2018 — Invista (Wichita, Kan.; www.invista.com) has begun engineering work to build a new plant in China using its latest adiponitrile technology. The new plant would have a minimum production capacity of 300,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), with an estimated investment in excess of $1 billion. Construction is targeted for 2020 and production would begin in 2023.   ExxonMobil starts up ethane cracker in Baytown July 27, 2018 — ExxonMobil Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) commenced operations at its new ethane cracker at the…
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