Volume 95 Issue 21 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 22, 2017

Honeywell starts up refrigerants plant

Department: Business
Keywords: investment, refrigerants, global warming
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Honeywell’s new HFO-1234yf plant in Geismar, La.
Credit: Honeywell
A photo of a new chemical plant at dusk.
 
Honeywell’s new HFO-1234yf plant in Geismar, La.
Credit: Honeywell

Honeywell has started up a $300 million plant in Geismar, La., to produce the refrigerant that hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf has ultralow global warming potential. The automotive refrigerant replaces high-global-warming hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a. Competitor Chemours broke ground in February on a $230 million HFO-1234yf plant in Ingleside, Texas, expected to come on-line at the end of 2018.

 
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