Propylene The Next Generation of Propane Dehydrogenation Technology is Here
Under a partnership between KBR and Exxonmobil Catalysts and Licensing, both the companies will work together towards significant advancements to the propane dehydrogenation technology. Exxonmobil's new proprietary catalyst technology when combined with KBR's proprietary K-Pro Propane Dehydrogenation technology is able to convert propane into propylene leading to low energy consumption and cost savings.
Under the collaboration, Exxonmobil's new proprietary catalyst technology will be combined with KBR's proprietary K-Pro Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) technology to convert propane into propylene. Enabled by the superior performance of Exxonmobil's new catalyst, the combined technology solution could offer financial savings compared to PDH technologies currently available.
"The collaboration with Exxonmobil is exciting not only for new K-Pro customers but also for existing K-Pro licensees who could have the potential to increase capacity and reduce operating expenses by upgrading to the new catalyst," said Doug Kelly, KBR President, Technology. “This joint technology offering, which is anticipated to feature substantially reduced energy consumption, adds to KBR’s growing portfolio of sustainable solutions.”