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By Dorothy Lozowski |

Plant Watch New Linde plant in Illinois to supply hydrogen for diesel production May 19, 2009 — Linde has executed a new longterm contract with PdV Midwest Refining LLC to supply hydrogen to the company’s Citgo Lemont, Ill., oil refinery. The hydrogen will be produced by a new 45-million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) plant that Linde is building for Stogy’s production of ultralow sulfur diesel fuel. The plant, which is expected to begin operating in 2010, is being engineered, built and installed by Linde Process Plants, the Tulsa, Okla.-based subsidiary of Linde Engineering, a division of The Linde Group (Munich, Germany). BASF to build new methylamines plant in Geismar May 18, 2009 — BASF SA (Ludwigshafen, Germany) is building a new plant for the production of methylamines at its integrated Verbund site in Geismar, La., that is scheduled to start operations in 2011. The methylamines will serve as raw materials for some 20 different specialty amines produced by BASF at existing facilities in Geismar. The company currently operates three methylamine facilities worldwide with a total annual capacity of 169,000 metric tons (m.t.). These plants are located at BASF’s Verbund sites in Ludwigshafen, Nanjing,…
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