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BASF intends to built a second plant for sodium methylate in South America

March 03/2011
(BASF) -- BASF intends to build an additional production plant for sodium methylate in South America. Argentina is the planned location for the second plant with an annual capacity of about 60,000 metric tons. Thus, BASF wants to strengthen its regional presence in one of the most important growth markets for biodiesel. The construction of the plant is planned at BASFs General Lagos site in Rosario, which is in the center of Argentinas biodiesel production. The start of operation for the first sodium methylate plant in South America, located in Guaratingueta, Brazil, will take place as scheduled at the end of 2011.

BASF is the worlds leading chemical company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. BASF posted sales of about ?63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year.

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