Bayer to Build Eco-Friendly Chlorine Plant05 Apr 2010 • by Natalie Aster
A new chlorine production plant, based on common salt, will be built at Chempark Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany, for Bayer MaterialScience.
For the first time the plant will produce chlorine using oxygen depolarised cathode technology.
The technology, developed by Bayer in electrolysis cells from UHDENORA, will lower electricity consumption by 30% and cut up to 10,000t of CO2 emissions annually.
The facility, to be built by engineering firm Uhde, will have an annual capacity of 20,000t and is expected to begin operations in the first half of 2011.
Funding for the project will come from the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) under the FONA (Research for Sustainability) programme.
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