Honeywell, the US HFO gas producer, has announced plans to expand the Baton Rouge production facility for HFC-1234ze.
The facility which produces low-global-warming material used in insulation and aerosols will benefit from $33m investment. Afterwards, Honeywell will be equipped to produce HFO-1234ze on a commercial scale at the plant.
Production of the low global warming potential (GWP) blowing agent and propellant is scheduled to begin in late 2013.
HFO-1234ze has a GWP of 6, this compares with HFC-134a, which has a GWP of 1430 and HFC-152a with a GWP of 124.
Houston, Texas, based Thigpen Energy has selected Chart for the provision of LNG fueling equipment and supplies – with construction already underway. Earlier this week it was announced that the company’s eastern European outfit, Chart Ferox, was chosen to construct LNG filling station in Poland.
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