Ascend Performance Materials has received permit approval from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for its previously announced adiponitrile capacity expansion and the installation of a cogeneration unit at its Decatur facility.
“Our unique ADN technology allows us to bring on additional capacity in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet our commitment to supporting customer growth,” said Phil McDivitt, Ascend’s president and CEO. “Installing a cogen unit will enable us to meet our commitment to more sustainable operations.”
The company estimates that the cogeneration unit will reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its Decatur facility by 60 percent. Both the ADN expansion and the cogeneration unit installation will occur in phases over the next 24 to 36 months.