26 March 2013 15:34 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Honeywell UOP’s Oleflex process technology will be used to produce propylene at Williams’ propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant in Alberta, Canada, the US-based licensing firm said on Tuesday.
US-based midstream company Williams announced last week that the $900m (€702m) plant would produce 1.1bn lbs/year (500,000 tonnes/year) of polymer-grade propylene (PGP), with capacity possibly doubling in the future.
“Demand for propylene has continued to grow globally, but supply has not kept pace because of production shifts within the petrochemical industry,” said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of UOP’s process technology and equipment.
“The UOP Oleflex process has lower greenhouse gas emissions, low water usage and a highly efficient, platinum-based catalyst system,” he added. “UOP’s technology continues to be the superior choice for customers seeking to boost propylene production.”
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