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Siluria Starts Novel Ethylene Scale-up Unit

by Alexander H. Tullo
April 13, 2015 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 93, ISSUE 15

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Siluria’s ethylene from methane demonstration plant.
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Siluria’s ethylene from methane demonstration plant.

San Francisco-based start-up Siluria Technologies has started up a demonstration plant in La Porte, Texas, that will run its oxidative coupling of methane process. The plant is on a site owned by Brazil’s Braskem. The process, sought after for decades by petrochemical makers, makes ethylene out of methane. Siluria hopes that it will be able to deploy commercial-scale plants by 2018.

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