1910 - 1919 Hoechst becomes a stockholder

1910

Dr. Constantin Krauss takes over the management of the recently built plant.

1911

Knapsack begins with the manufacturing of ammonia and ammonium sulfate produced from calcium cyanamide in a continuous process.

1913

Commissioning of the first conveyer furnace for producing calcium cyanamide in a continuous process.

1915

The ammonia plant is extended, however it is closed due to economic inefficiency after WWI.

1916

A Linde plant is built for air separation, in order to supply the calcium cyanamide production processes with pure nitrogen, as well as a Borsig plant that provided nitrogen and carbon dioxide.

1916 - 1918

FARBWERKE, formerly MEISTER LUCIUS & BRÜNING and HOECHST AM MAIN, purchase shares in the AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT FÜR STICKSTOFFDÜNGER, Knapsack bei Köln (Corporation for Nitrogen Fertilizer Knapsack near Cologne), in order to have the carbide manufactured in Knapsack at their disposal as a raw material basis for producing their acetylenes

1918

An acetic acid plant is commissioned. Both an aldehyde and an acetone plant are built simultaneously. The existing air separation plant supplies the necessary oxygen for the production of acetic acid.

1919

The Private Works Fire Department is established.

 

Dr. Constantin Krauss

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time. 

ENERGY SUPPLY

The reliable and economical supply of sufficient energy is one of the most important prerequisites for the chemical industry. The chemical park operator InfraServ Knapsack provides the manufacturing companies with the necessary energies in the form of electricity and process steam.

The continuous main load of the energy supply is borne by the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) power plant of E.ON Energy from Waste, where up to 300,000 tons of refuse-derived fuel are thermally utilized every year. This service is complemented by the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant of the Norwegian energy company Statkraft. With 800 MW of installed capacity it is one of the largest CCGT power plants in Germany. A further combined gas turbine power plant with capacity of 400 MW is currently under construction. The energy supply of the Chemiepark Knapsack is thus guaranteed, also at peak load time.