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Bayer to build facility for eco-friendly chlorine production

April 01/2010

April 1 (Bayer MaterialScience) -- Bayer MaterialScience has signed a contract with plant engineering company Uhde to build a new plant for chlorine production based on common salt. The plant, which will have an annual capacity of 20,000 metric tons and be built at Chempark Krefeld-Uerdingen in Germany, is scheduled to start operating in the first half of 2011.


It will be the first time that chlorine has been produced on an industrial scale using the innovative oxygen depolarized cathode specially developed by Bayer MaterialScience in electrolysis cells from UHDENORA. Electricity consumption will be up to 30 percent lower than in standard membrane technology, resulting in an indirect reduction of up to 10,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year.


Bayer MaterialScience and Uhde initiated the project in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University, Clausthal University of Technology and Dortmund University. Funding has been obtained from the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) under the FONA (Research for Sustainability) program. FONA supports initiatives for improved energy efficiency and higher raw material productivity. The projects receiving funding actively help counter the impact of climate change.

Bayer to build facility for eco-friendly chlorine production

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