Pakistan: Propylene KBR Licenses Technology for Propane Dehydrogenation Project
Under a license agreement signed between KBR and JS Energy, KBR will license its proprietary K-Pro propane dehydrogenation technology to JS Energy’s propane dehydrogenation project in Pakistan.
Houston/USA – KBR has recently announced that it has signed a license agreement with JS Energy for its proprietary K-Pro Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) technology. The technology will convert propane into propylene for JS Energy’s planned PDH project in Pakistan, which is expected to be commissioned in 2024.
Launched in 2019, K-Pro is positioned to revolutionize the PDH industry through its innovative and compact design resulting in inherently lower capital cost. Other key advantages are that unlike conventional PDH technologies, K-Pro’s proprietary catalyst does not include expensive precious metals and pollutants, thereby delivering tangible environmental and operating cost benefits.
“We are excited to announce that JS Energy’s K-Pro project is progressing further to meet the increasing propylene derivatives demand,” said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “KBR offers various sustainable technologies that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. K-Pro is based on an innovative catalyst that does not contain costly precious metals or environmentally-sensitive chromium and is a continuous process with efficient energy integration, heat recovery and high conversion.”