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eNews from Monday, July 26, 2010

Dow Argentina, ALS Bioenergy to Commercialize New Biodiesel Production Technology in Latin America

Press Release -- April 2010 -- Dow Argentina and ALS Bioenergy, with KPMG counseling, made an alliance for the development of a cutting edge technology for building biodiesel manufacturing plants in the South Region.

The main advantage of this new technology is that it costs considerably less than the conventional technology. It consists of a new production process that combines Dow Technology and ALS Bioenergy developments making it possible to manufacture biodiesel without water or acid. Another advantage is that the plant can be powered with any kind of fat with no acid limit, obtaining a 99,5% conversion.

By this agreement, Dow will provide technical assistance to ALS Bioenergy with the intention of spreading this process to all countries in Latin America. Dow will also provide institutional counseling and support to introduce this technology to clients and investors through the entire region, who might have a potential interest in setting up production facilities, either small or large ones, that can contribute to the development of regional economies.

About Dow
Dow combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. Dow connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help satisfy the world challenges such as fresh water, renewable energy generation, energy conservation and food. The variety of leading materials from Dow’s industry, specialty chemicals, advanced materials, agricultural products, and plastics, deliver a broad range of technology based products and solutions in over 160 countries in sectors of rapid development like, water, energy, coatings, and agriculture. During 2009, annual sales increased to U$S45.000 million with 52.000 employees worldwide. The company has over 5.000 products manufactured in 214 sites in 37 countries worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com

About ALS Bioenergy
ALS Bioenergy is an Argentine company that develops renewable and sustainable energies. Its highly experienced working team designed, after hard investigation processes, an innovative technology for the building of biodiesel manufacturing plants. Under this framework, ALS Bioenergy made an agreement with Dow Chemical to promote the setting up of biodiesel plants with these technologies. The company has an ambitious expansion plan (both at a national and international level) to promote the main advantages of this innovative technology against the conventional current processes.
Within the current consciousness context about environment care, this technological development will make it possible to progress on renewable energies usages giving the possibility of generating a breakthrough in the global energetic scenario. ALS project has been nominated for the Word Economic Forum –Technology Pioneers 2011, because of the importance of the technology developed. ALS Bioenergy, has the purpose of actively contributing with this progress as part of a Corporate Responsibility Program.

More information can be found at www.alsbio.com.





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