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REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at dusk

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In view of no visible progress in the trade negotiations between the USA and China, REC Silicon has placed its fluidized bed reactor (FBR) polysilicon plant at Moses Lake in a long-term shutdown.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at night

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While trade negotiations between the USA and China have stalled, polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon puts its last hope in talks between the two rivals at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at dusk

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has raised $20 million through a private placement to contain liquidity until the U.S. strike a deal in the trade talks with China.

REC Silicon’s fluidized bed reactor polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington at night

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U.S.-based polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon has shelved its plan to shut down its fluidized bed reactor (FBR) polysilicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington for two months in March and April.

REC Silicon’s Q4 2017 update on FBR joint venture in Yulin

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After starting to ramp up in December 2017, TianREC, the Chinese joint venture of U.S. polysilicon producer REC Silicon with Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tianhong New Energy, is now planning to reach its full capacity by the end of 2018.

REC Silicon’s Q3 2017 update on FBR joint venture in Yulin

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REC Silicon has affirmed that TianREC, its joint venture with Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tianhong New Energy Co., Ltd., will start up production of (mono)silane and granular polysilicon as planned in the fourth quarter.

REC Silicon’s Q2 2017 update on FBR joint venture in Yulin

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Chinese competitors are raising doubts that TianREC, the joint venture between REC Silicon and Shaanxi Non-ferrous Tianhong New Energy, will start up polysilicon production in Yulin, Shaanxi province still in 2017.

Polysilicon granules from fluidized bed reactor (FBR)

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Taiyang News has interviewed Gøran Bye, the former CEO of REC Silicon and LDK Silicon, on the prospects and challenges of fluidized bed reactor (FBR) technology.

Logo of SMP (Samsung MEMC Polysilicon Limited Partnership)

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GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has closed the acquisition of SunEdison’s Solar Materials Business, but has excluded SunEdison’s stake in the insolvent South Korean polysilicon company SMP from the deal.

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GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has announced that all conditions for acquiring SunEdison’s Solar Material Business have been met. Closing of the acquisition is expected on March 31, 2017.