Contract for catalyst technology awarded to Clariant and Lummus

Breaking Ground in China: Huizhou Boeko Chooses Clariant and Lummus for CATOFIN Catalyst and Technology Implementation

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. The CATOFIN technology is licensed by Lummus Technology, while the catalyst is provided by Clariant. This will be the first time Huizhou Boeko uses the CATOFIN technology at one of their sites. The project includes both the technology license and basic engineering. Once completed, 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 and utilizes 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 believes that CATOFIN offers reliability, productivity, and increased profitability for the plant.

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