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Clariant and Lummus Technology Partner with Huizhou Boeko Materials Co. Ltd. for Dehydrogenation of Isobutane in China

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 25, 2024
Contract for catalyst technology awarded to Clariant and Lummus

Huizhou Boeko Materials Co. Ltd. has selected Clariant and Lummus Technology to provide their CATOFIN catalyst and process technology for the dehydrogenation of isobutane at a new plant in Huizhou City, China. This marks the first time Huizhou Boeko will use the CATOFIN technology at one of their sites. The project includes the technology license and basic engineering, and upon completion, the plant will produce 550,000 million tpy of net isobutylene, which will serve as feedstock for the production of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).

The CATOFIN process is highly efficient, utilizing fixed-bed reactors operating at optimal pressure and temperature for maximum catalytic dehydrogenation of isobutane. This results in high yields of isobutylene at low investment and operating costs. Jens Cuntze, Business President Catalysts and APAC at Clariant, expressed excitement about delivering their CATOFIN catalyst to this first Huizhou Boeko plant and anticipates a successful partnership. He stated that “CATOFIN offers reliability, productivity, and increased profitability for the plant.”

Clariant’s CATOFIN technology is licensed by Lummus Technology, who also provides additional services such as process design and engineering support. The collaboration between these two companies has resulted in a unique solution that meets the specific needs of Huizhou Boeko’s new plant. This partnership represents a significant opportunity for both Clariant and Lummus Technology to expand their presence in the Chinese market while also providing value to Huizhou Boeko’s operations.

By Samantha Johnson

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