Dow, Rhodia strike separate Brazilian biomass deals

12/1/2010 | ICIS News (U.K.) · Bloomberg Businessweek

Dow Chemical is set to construct a biomass co-generation plant at its chlor-alkali production complex in Aratu, Brazil, to augment the facility's power sources. The facility is a huge consumer of electricity and steam, making the move a cost-efficient step for the company that will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Meanwhile, specialty chemicals maker Rhodia has contracted with Brazilian firm Paraiso to build a sugar cane-based biomass plant that will concentrate on producing electricity for the city of Brotas.

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