Degussa leases tanks for biodiesel catalysts
Degussa Corporation's Building Blocks business unit has signed a long-term lease with a supplier to store biodiesel catalysts in Houston, Texas. A tank holding 25 percent solution sodium methylate was made available in early February, according to Degussa Communications Manager Richard Leister. A second tank for a 30 percent solution of sodium methylate will be available in April. The solutions-produced near Cologne, Germany-can be used in biodiesel production processes that don't use water.