07 August 2012 17:33 [Source: ICIS news]
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Energy Bio-Chemicals will use process technology from UOP, a Honeywell company, to purify butadiene, a monomer used to produce synthetic rubber, at the company's CAROM Onesti Styrene Butadiene Rubber facility.
The project is part of the Energy Bio-Chemicals’ modernisation investment program to upgrade its butadiene installation and increase production.
Honeywell said UOP’s process selectively adds hydrogen to acetylenes in a facility's crude butadiene stream, typically providing an additional 1.5-2% increase in butadiene yields compared with alternative solvent removal methods.
Pete Piotrowski, vice president and general manager of Honeywell's UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit said: "As global demand for tires continues to grow, UOP's technology allows producers to maximize yields with nearly 100% conversion of vinyl acetylene to butadiene."
Financial and capacity details were not disclosed.
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