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Inorganic Chemicals

Solvay resumes soda ash work

by Alexander H. Tullo
November 13, 2022 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 100, Issue 40

 

Solvay is restarting a soda ash expansion at its mining operations in Green River, Wyoming, that it had put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says the 600,000 metric tons per year of additional soda ash capacity will come on line in 2024. The project will also incorporate regenerative thermal oxidation technology that will reduce the site’s emissions by 20%. In May, Solvay took over sole possession of the facility, which makes soda ash and sodium bicarbonate from trona ore.

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