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Italy's Novamont to build a new type of BDO unit

January 24/2012

(chemmonitor) -- The Italy-headquartered maker Novamont will start a new project. The project presupposes construction of a butanediol (BDO) facility. The product will be generated from renewable feedstock materials. The output will be mainly of the internal use. It will be the first plant of the type in Europe.

The US company Genomatica will assist in execution of the project.  It will provide a manufacturing technology. The firms have inked a JV agreement.

A nameplate capacity of the unit will be 0.04 million lb per year. The plant is likely to initiate operations in two years.

Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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