BASF to Showcase Innovative Solutions for the Power Industry at POWER-GEN International 2009


ISELIN, NJ, - BASF will showcase technologies and services to help the power industry overcome construction challenges, improve operating efficiencies and meet environmental regulations at POWER-GEN International 2009, booth C5-213. More than 18,000 people are expected to attend this industry conference on Dec. 8-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

New, patented NOxCAT(TM) AD Series 300 catalysts Among the technologies BASF will showcase at the POWER-GEN conference are its patented NOxCAT AD Series 300 catalysts, which have been designed to control NH3 (ammonia), and NOx (nitrogen oxides) plus CO (carbon monoxide) emissions for natural gas turbine and stationary engine applications. Also on display will be BASF's NOxCAT AD Series 100 ammonia destruction catalysts - which reduce ammonia and NOx for gas turbines and stationary engines - and its NOxCAT AD Series 200 catalysts for coal applications. The NOxCAT AD Series 200 catalysts have been tested on a bituminous coal-fired power plant slip stream, revealing high levels of ammonia conversion to N2 (nitrogen) and H2O (water) with the conversion of SO2 (sulfur dioxide) to SO3 (sulfur trioxide) within the error of measurement. NOxCAT AD Series 200 catalysts are also able to control NOx emissions.

TBC techniques can improve life expectancy of turbine components BASF has developed best practices for applying thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) to complex turbine components that can help improve life expectancy.

BASF uses state-of-the-art equipment and computers to calibrate and monitor its TBC application processes and achieve consistent thickness and structure specifications. The company has found that with modern techniques, proper thickness and structure can be consistently maintained on virtually all surfaces.

"Some of our customers have even found that life expectancies increase as control tightens - even if it is within 'spec'. So it is critical that manufacturers select a coater with state-of-the-art process control," said Peter Ruggiero, Commercial Manager of Surface Technologies at BASF Catalysts.

Construction Chemical products ensure precision alignment, protection & durability BASF Construction Chemicals is a leading supplier to both power transmission and power generation projects. Whether the need is support and alignment of pumps and turbines, heavy service flooring, repair of concrete or control and prevention of deterioration due to corrosion, BASF's industry respected people and products provide unique solutions. For more than 100 years, the brands of BASF Construction Chemicals have served the needs of the construction industry, providing innovation, service and support to businesses throughout the world. With a complete line of products and a highly skilled technical team, BASF provides solutions to construction challenges assuring the best possible design and installation.

About BASF's Catalysts Division

BASF's Catalysts division is the world's leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF's Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary catalyst and adsorbent solutions that drive customer success.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals, as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than 62 billion in 2008 and had approximately 97,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

For more information contact:
Joseph M. Jones
BASF Catalysts LLC
Tel: (732) 205-5557
E-mail: joseph.jones@basf.com

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