March 2011

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: North America

Sasol plans to construct what is said to be the world’s first commercial ethylene tetramerization unit, capable of producing over 100,000 metric tpy of combined 1-octene and 1-hexene at its Lake ..

Meche, Helen, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Sasol plans to construct what is said to be the world’s first commercial ethylene tetramerization unit, capable of producing over 100,000 metric tpy of combined 1-octene and 1-hexene at its Lake Charles production site in Louisiana. The unit will use Sasol’s proprietary technology to convert ethylene to 1-octene and 1-hexene. This unique process selectively produces alpha olefins required for the high-growth polymer markets. Construction will commence in 2011, and the plant will reach beneficial operation in mid-2013. Endicott Biofuels, LLC (EBF) has an agreement with KMTEX Ltd. to construct a 30 million-gpy biorefinery in Port Arthur, Texas. The biorefinery will use EBF

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