Taiwan's Formosa Plastics Group (FPG)'s environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Phase 4 of its sixth-naphtha complex expansion project has been approved. The country's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has passed the environmental impact evaluation through its analysis report on the difference of the environmental impact. EPA`s environment analysis report of this expansion has held FPG rightful of expanding its sixth naphtha complex which had kicked off the mass production by the end of 2007.
Phase 4 of FPG's sixth-naphtha complex expansion will augment the total petrochemical output by roughly 64 mln metric tons wherein butanol production alone will reach 250,000 metric tons. Also, Phase 4 expansion project will include the expansion of a butanol plant, a newly established SAP plant, and a newly established MGN plant. The last two plants are established to help domestic petrochemical and electronics manufacturers reduce consumption of pulps. The company has assured that despite such capacity expansion at sixth naphtha complex, the amount of overall pollutants will not be added. By 2010, FPG is expected to outlay US$140.62 mln to reduce CO2 emission in its sixth naphtha complex.