C3 Petrochemicals wins GHG permit from EPA for Texas PDH project
The plant will convert propane to propylene. The PDH process will use a continuous catalytic regenerator that does not use combustion or steam and results in lower GHG emissions.
The US Environment
al Protection Agency
(EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of
Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction
permit to C3 Petrochemicals
in Alvin, Texas,
the agency announced on Friday.
C3 plans to construct a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH)
plant at its existing facility near Alvin, which is south of
Houston in Brazoria County.
The permit is another in the series of permits drafted by the
Texas Commission on Environment
al Quality (TCEQ) and
issued by EPA under a program to facilitate timely permitting
for applicants in Texas.
The joint permitting program we have developed with
TCEQ is helping Texas business and keeps a keen eye on
protecting the environment
, said EPA
regional administrator Ron Curry. We are working to
help Texas businesses take advantage of growth opportunities
while building greener facilities
with better controls
for greenhouse gas emissions.
The plant will convert propane to propylene, an important
component of many consumer plastics. The PDH process will use
a continuous catalytic regenerator that does not use
combustion or steam and results in lower GHG emissions.
The estimated project
cost is $1.2 billion and
will create about 40 new jobs.