13 September 2012 13:28 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--TPC Group’s board of directors has approved plans to restart an idled dehydrogenation unit in ?xml:namespace>
The unit is expected to be operational from the second half of 2014, and will produce up to 650m lb/year (294,835 tonnes/year) of isobutylene from isobutane, a natural gas liquids feedstock whose production volumes continue to increase as a result of
The company said the total capital expenditure for the project is estimated at $265m (€208m), with $25m of that amount already spent to date.
The dehydrogenation unit will “serve to provide isobutylene feedstock for the company's performance products and fuels business, including MTBE [methyl tertiary butyl ether], polyisobutylene, high purity isobutylene and diisobutylene,” TPC added.
TPC first announced plans to restart the unit in February 2011.
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