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USA: Ethylene-to-Butene-1 Production Arcanum to Expand Butene-1 Plant in Baytown

Editor: Alexander Stark

Arcanum announced plans for expansion of its Butene-1 production complex. The Company's flagship project, Raven, an on-purpose Ethylene-to-Butene-1 processing facility, is currently under construction in Baytown, Texas.

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Raven, an on-purpose Ethylene-to-Butene-1 processing facility, is currently under construction in Baytown.
Raven, an on-purpose Ethylene-to-Butene-1 processing facility, is currently under construction in Baytown.
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Houston/USA — Permitting and other development efforts are now underway which would enable two additional on-purpose Butene-1 production facilities at the same location.

The Raven facility has secured long-term fee-based offtake agreements with commitments from multiple Butene-1 buyers for substantially all of its nameplate capacity.

According to the company, Raven may be able to accommodate increased demand for Butene-1 by operating beyond its originally planned capacity through operational optimizations. Additionally, the company believes it is well-positioned to develop and invest in new production facilities to support significant growing North American demand for Butene-1.

The existing project site has been developed with the capacity for future Butene-1 projects and related assets. The manufacturer intends to leverage existing site infrastructure, prior engineering and construction experience, and industry and customer relationships to efficiently commercialize the additional Butene-1 facilities.

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