Petrochemicals©2014 Hydrocarbon Processing60 Petrochemicals Ethane cracking spurs need for on-purpose butadiene technologiesSeveral companies are teaming up to develop technology to produce butadiene from the suddenly-abundant butane supplies from the US shale boom., 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP Innovations, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove compressor reliability with advanced chemical treatmentsAlthough many olefin plants are making big investments in hardware and metallurgy to improve compressor performance and to extend run lengths, the reliability, efficiency and throughput capacity of the CGC are still key influences on plant profitability., 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTSecond-generation petrochemical processes take lead, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe CIS—four countries, $50 billion in downstream investmentsAzerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are laying the foundation to attract foreign investment to develop their vast hydrocarbon reserves, as well as to develop their downstream processing infrastructure to meet rising demand and export opportunities., 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMTEthanol-to-ethylene process provides alternative pathway to plasticsTight operating margins make the ethanol-to-ethylene technology marketplace a challenging space in which to compete. However, a new, second-generation route can deliver market-leading conversion efficiency at lower cost and complexity than existing technologies., 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTMajor US players turn focus to propane dehydrogenationAs of today, seven projects have been proposed in the field of propane dehydrogenation (PDH), which can convert propane into propylene as well as the byproduct hydrogen., 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMTThe reshaping of Latin America’s petrochemical industry, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT