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DOW CHEMICAL FORMS NEW BUSINESS UNIT TO COMMERCIALIZE THE TREATMENT OF GASES FROM COAL COMBUSTION

 DOW CHEMICAL FORMS NEW BUSINESS UNIT
 TO COMMERCIALIZE THE TREATMENT OF GASES FROM COAL COMBUSTION
 HOUSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has announced the formation of a new business unit created to commercialize Dow's proprietary technology for reducing sulfur emissions from coal-burning power plants. Headquartered in Houston, the new business unit will be known as "Combustion Gas Systems, Dow U.S.A."
 According to Ralph W. Boeker, group vice president of Dow's Chemicals, Performance Products and Hydrocarbons Group, the new business unit will address the nation's concern over acid rain by helping power- generating utilities comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Commercializing the Dow technology, he said, represents a substantial opportunity for the company.
 "We face a critical window of opportunity in which we must demonstrate the viability of our new technology and successfully commercialize it by the mid-'90s to meet the compliance deadline for Phase II of the Clean Air Act Amendments," Boeker said. "To that end, we are committing the resources and expertise necessary to realize the technology's full potential."
 The Dow technology captures sulfur dioxide in stack emissions from the combustion of coal. If allowed to escape into the atmosphere, this sulfur dioxide can be a cause of acid rain. The technology is currently being used in a pilot-scale unit at a commercial power plant. Dow next plans to demonstrate the technology on a full scale at other power- generating facilities.
 Roger D. Daniels, business director for Gas Separations, has been named vice president and appointed to lead the new Combustion Gas Systems business. Also named vice presidents within the new business unit are: Charles J. Borg, marketing and sales; Tom J. Hairston, research & development; and Bruce J. Williams, operations.
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