Processing Magazine

New $60 million plant to produce sorbents for coal-fired power plants

September 23, 2011

NEW YORK — Church & Dwight Co. Inc., FMC Corp. and TATA Chemicals have announced a partnership to manufacture products that remove pollutants from coal-fired power generation, Bloomberg reported.

The companies formed Natronx Technologies LLC, based in Princeton, N.J., to produce and sell sodium-based chemicals that are useful in pollution control.

It expects the market for those chemicals at $200 million to $400 million by 2015 as coal-fired power plants comply with air quality regulations.

Natronx will spend $60 million to build a factory that can produce 450,000 tons of chemicals classified as “sorbents” by the fourth quarter of 2012.

The sorbents are used by coal-fired utilities to remove pollutants, such as acid gases, in treatment processes.