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Borealis eyes propane dehydrogenation

by Alexander H. Tullo
October 3, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 39

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Credit: Borealis
Borealis seeks more propylene for this facility.
Credit: Borealis
Borealis seeks more propylene for this facility.

European chemical maker Borealis is conducting a feasibility study for a propane dehydrogenation plant at its Kallo, Belgium, site. The plant would have the capacity to convert propane into 740,000 metric tons of propylene per year. Borealis will make a final decision in early 2018. The company says the plant would secure raw materials for its polypropylene business, which faces dwindling volumes of propylene from Europe’s ethylene crackers and refineries.

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