Issue Date: August 25, 2008
SEVERAL CHEMICAL MAKERS have found an indirect way to cash in on the biodiesel boom: supplying biodiesel makers with catalysts. BASF, Evonik Industries, and DuPont are enjoying a bustling market for sodium methoxide, also known as sodium methylate, and these firms have been ramping up their investments in the chemical to keep pace with growth.
The chemistry of making biodiesel is so simple that many hobbyists do it at home. Conducted in . . .
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