Air​ ​Liquide​ ​and Mitsubishi​ ​Chemical​ become partners
Thursday, Sep 07, 2020
Air  Liquide  Engineering  &  Construction  has  signed  a  cooperation  agreement  with  Mitsubishi Chemical  Corporation​ ​to​ ​license​ ​MCC’s​ ​Butene-to-crude Butadiene​ ​technology​ ​used​ ​in​ ​the​ ​petrochemical​ ​industry.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) has developed this state-of-the art oxidative dehydrogenation technology of n-butene to produce crude Butadiene and verified the viability in a demonstration plant at MCC Mizushima, Japan.

Butadiene is an important industrial chemical used in many day-to-day products, mainly as synthetic rubber for the automotive industry. Butadiene can also be used as a raw material for the production of products such as polymers, plastics and paper chemicals.

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction can now offer its customers a unique integrated solution for both, butene dehydrogenation and butadiene extraction. This allows to extend the production of Butadiene from the conventional extraction from a Naphtha Cracker product to on-purpose production based on a wider range of feedstocks.

Air Liquide Engineering and Construction is a worldwide recognised butadiene licensor with 37 references and it’s capabilities in custom-made design and engineering of butadiene units have been recognized as a benchmark in the industry, providing production reliability, low energy consumption and product quality.

Domenico D’Elia, ​Vice President and Chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, said, “Partnership  with  Mitsubishi  Chemical  Corporation  is  yet  another  important  step to  enhance  our  integrated  offer  in  butadiene  technology  licensing.  The  combination  of  high-quality  solutions  in  addition  to  our  existing  technology  portfolio  ​will  create  sustainable  alternative  production  routes  to  our  customers  and  create value​ ​over​ ​the​ ​long-term’’. 

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