Borealis eyes propane dehydrogenation | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 39 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 3, 2016

Borealis eyes propane dehydrogenation

Department: Business
Keywords: petrochemicals, dehydrogenation, propane, propylene
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Borealis seeks more propylene for this facility.
Credit: Borealis
A photo of Borealis’ facility in Kallo, Belgium.
 
Borealis seeks more propylene for this facility.
Credit: Borealis

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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