November 7, 2017

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BASF Taps Praxair to Build, Operate Syngas Processing Plant
Image courtesy of Praxair Inc.

German firm BASF recently entered into a long-term agreement with global industrial gas company Praxair to construct, hold ownership and operate a new syngas processing facility at a site owned by the chemical maker in the U.S. Gulf Coast, Praxair announced in a Oct. 25 press release.

Scheduled to commence operations by 2020, the plant in Geismar, LA will produce high-purity carbon monoxide, used to produce a variety of specialty chemicals, and hydrogen, employed in the production of chemical intermediates and clean fuels from refineries, from crude synthesis gas.

“We understand the important role that this new plant will play in BASF’s growth and are committed to supporting that success by reliably supplying their operations over the long term,’ said Dan Yankowski, president of Global Hydrogen at Praxair, in a statement.

In addition to another investment made by Praxair in Geismar in April 2016, the firm’s total investment in the area now totals some $250 million, the release said.

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