Eastman, Johnson Matthey develop new MEG production technology

22 October 2013 16:34  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US chemicals firm Eastman Chemical and UK petrochemicals technology firm Johnson Matthey Davy have developed advanced technology for the production of monoethylene glycol (MEG) from synthesis gas-based feedstocks, Eastman said on Tuesday.

The new technology enables the production of MEG from a variety of raw materials, including coal, natural gas, or biomass, Eastman said in a statement.

The technology is based on new, proprietary catalysts and process design developed by Eastman and Johnson Matthey Davy.

“Extensive pilot plant demonstration of the new process is nearing completion and dialogue is underway for the first demonstration,” Eastman added.

“This world-class technology is well positioned to enable global growth for ethylene glycol, a key industrial product,” said Gregory Nelson, Eastman’s senior vice president and chief technology officer.

“The combined expertise of Eastman and Johnson Matthey Davy in synthesis gas chemistry enabled our best process and catalyst scientists to create a superior technology and bring it to market for licensing,” Nelson said.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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