Tallman, M. J.

KBR, Houston, Texas

North American olefin producers riding the shale gas wave

With the prospect of abundant low-cost ethane, several producers have announced intentions to build new ethylene capacity.

Upgrade low-value refinery streams into higher-value petrochemicals

New catalytic olefin cracking process yields more propylene over ethylene from stranded refining materials

Consider new catalytic routes for olefins production

Innovative catalyst systems enable higher propylene make from liquid feedstocks

Consider improving refining and petrochemical integration as a revenue-generating option

FCC operations may be an increasing propylene source due to new processing methods