02/17/2011

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Evonik and GACL to cooperate in India

Core elements are the construction of a new hydrogen peroxide production plant by Evonik and a propylene oxide facility by GACL. The aim is to produce propylene oxide using the HPPO (hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide) process developed jointly by Evonik and Uhde.Evonik and GACL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the proposed project in Dahej in the state of Gujarat, India. GACL intends to acquire a license for the HPPO process to produce propylene oxide. Evonik will produce and supply the hydrogen peroxide required for the planned new propylene plant at an adjacent facility.The model for this alliance in India is the world's first industrial-scale HPPO production facility. This plant was started up in 2008 by the Korean company SKC in Ulsan, Korea, and has a capacity of 100,000 t/y.

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