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Business News: October 2022

Plant Watch Gevo breaks ground on commercial-scale SAF facility in South Dakota September 16, 2022 — Gevo, Inc. (Englewood, Colo.; www.gevo.com) announced the groundbreaking in South Dakota of its first commercial-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility, Net-Zero 1 (NZ1). This…

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Business News: September 2022

Plant Watch Evonik’s Coating Additives business expands production capacity in Taiwan August 16, 2022 — The Coating Additives business line of Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) is expanding production capacity for precipitated matting agents at its manufacturing facility in…

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Business News: August 2022

Plant Watch Johnson Matthey to build U.K. gigafactory for H2 fuel-cell components July 18, 2022 — Johnson Matthey plc (JM; London; www.matthey.com) is building an£80-million gigafactory at its existing site in Royston, U.K. to manufacture hydrogen fuel-cell components. The gigafactory…

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Business News: July 2022

Plant Watch Solvay completes PVDF capacity expansion in Changshu June 13, 2022 — Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) has significantly increased production capacity for polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) at the company’s site in Changshu, China. Solvay has now more than doubled…

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Business News: June 2022

Plant Watch Petrobras to construct new diesel hydrotreating unit at Replan refinery May 12, 2022 — Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; www.petrobras.com.br) announced that it signed a contract with the Toyo Setal HDT Paulínia Consortium, formed by the companies TSE…

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Business News: May 2022

Plant Watch ADM announces significant expansions in the U.S. and Germany April 14, 2022 — Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. (ADM; Chicago, Ill.; www.adm.com) will invest approximately $300 million to significantly expand its Decatur, Ill., alternative-protein production plant. The project is expected to…

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Business News: April 2022

Plant Watch Repsol begins construction of Cartagena biofuels plant March 8, 2022 — Repsol S.A. (Madrid, Spain; www.repsol.com) began construction work on the first advanced biofuels plant in Spain at the company’s Cartagena refinery, which will produce fuels using waste…

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Business News: March 2022

Plant Watch Lummus and Synthos double planned capacity of bio-butadiene plant February 10, 2022 — Following a successful feasibility study last year, Lummus Technology (Houston; www.lummustechnology.com) and Synthos S.A. (Oswiecim, Poland; www.synthosgroup.com) announced that their new bio-butadiene technology is ready…

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Business News: February 2022

Plant Watch Ascend to build HMD plant in China’s Jiangsu province January 12, 2022 — Ascend Performance Materials (Houston; www.ascendmaterials.com) signed an investment agreement to construct a new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and specialty chemicals plant in Lianyungang, China in the…

Business News: January 2022

Plant Watch Air Liquide enters a longterm partnership for production of rare helium isotope December 8, 2021 — Air Liquide S.A. (Paris; www.airliquide.com) entered into a longterm agreement with Laurentis Energy Partners to produce and distribute helium-3 (3He), a rare…