Clariant and Lummus Technology Awarded Catalyst Technology Contract for Huizhou Boeko’s New Dehydrogenation Plant

Contract for catalyst technology awarded to Clariant and Lummus

Huizhou Boeko Materials Co. Ltd. has selected Clariant and Lummus Technology to supply their CATOFIN catalyst and process technology for the dehydrogenation of isobutane at a new plant in Huizhou City, China. The project will include the technology license and basic engineering, with the goal of producing 550,000 million tpy of net isobutylene, which will serve as a feedstock for the production of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

The CATOFIN process is highly efficient, utilizing fixed-bed reactors operating at optimal pressure and temperature for maximum catalytic dehydrogenation of isobutane. This results in high yields of isobutylene at low investment and operating costs. Jens Cuntze, Business President Catalysts and APAC at Clariant, expressed excitement about delivering their CATOFIN catalyst to this first Huizhou Boeko plant and anticipates a successful partnership. CATOFIN offers reliability, productivity, and increased profitability for the plant.

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