C3 Petrochemicals plans new Texas PDH plant
If the application is approved, C3 Petrochemicals will build a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant near Alvin, Texas, to produce polymer- and chemical-grade propylene.
C3 Petrochemicals plans to build a new
propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant near Alvin, Texas,
according to an air quality permit application that the
company filed this month with the US Environmental Protection
The plant would produce polymer-grade propylene (PGP) and
chemical-grade propylene (CGP) through the dehydrogenation
process. Capacity information was not disclosed.
Construction of the PDH plant would
begin in January 2014, with startup scheduled for the fourth
quarter of 2015.
The plant will use propane feedstock and distribute the
resulting propylene by pipeline. As part of the process,
ethane, ethylene and methane will also be produced, according
to the filing.
If approved, the plant will be built on the grounds of Ascend
Performance Materials chemical manufacturing complex at