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Huntsman Considers New Fertilizer Plant in France

February 01, 2011
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The Associated Press reports, chemical manufacturer Huntsman Corp. has tentatively agreed to spend roughly 30 million euros (about $41 million) to build a new magnesium sulfate fertilizer-making plant at a facility in Calais, France. The plan will be finalized after permits are granted and financing is obtained, the company said. The new plant will use spent acid from pigment-making operations in Calais, and will allow the closure of half of an effluent treatment plant in Calais. The company said the fertilizer plant will reduce the carbon dioxide emissions from the site, and will also reduce costs.

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