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New BASF Sodium Methylate Plant in Brazil

Innovative Facility Will Support Growing North American Biodiesel Market

        BASF Company said a set of 60000 MT/ Year Sodium Methoxide device start to put into production recently. The investment of this device reaches several billion Euro and it will mainly supply South America market. This is the second Sodium Methoxide device in overseas and the first overseas device located in Brazil.         Sodium Methoxide is one kind of important catalysator in the process of producing biodiesel. At present, Brazil has already required that diesel oil fuel must contain at least 5% biodiesel, while Argentina requires adding at least 7% biodiesel. BASF South America business principal says, this project is mainly to satisfy the fast growth demand of biodiesel in South America.