12 June 2012 15:40 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--LyondellBasell has been awarded a $4.5m (€3.6m) grant in the ?xml:namespace>
LyondellBasell said that the grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) covers the development of catalyst-assisted technology to improve the energy efficiency of producing ethylene from ethane gas while emitting less greenhouse gas.
The project will build on ethane and naphtha fed catalytic coating technology for steam crackers developed by BASF Qtech, it added.
“Access to low-cost ethane from shale gas over the past three years has changed the competitive position of the
“We have an opportunity to further this advantage through greater energy efficiencies in our manufacturing processes,” he added.
“This grant helps to facilitate faster development of catalyst-assisted technology for ethane cracking," Roberts said.
LyondellBasell has six steam cracking units in the
($1 = €0.80)
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