AkzoNobel doubles dimethylether production at Rotterdam plant

AkzoNobel doubles dimethylether production at Rotterdam plant

2:10 AM, 16th January 2012
AkzoNobel doubles dimethylether production at Rotterdam plant
AkzoNobel headquarters.

AMERSFOORT, THE NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals is to increase dimethylether (DME) production capacity at its Rotterdam/Europoort plant in the Netherlands to 45,000 tonne a year. The DME plant in Rotterdam/Europoort is capable of producing 20,000 tonne a year. The recently announced expansion is based on existing technology. “The additional capacity will be used to grow with our customers both in and outside Europe and to secure sufficient availability of DME in the market. The capacity extension is also part of AkzoNobel’s ambition to be the first sustainable green DME producer and supplier, which is targeted to start materializing in 2012,” said TonPichel, Business Manager, DME, AkzoNobel.

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