Clariant and Lummus Technology Awarded $5 Billion Catalyst and Process Technology Contract for Huizhou Boeko Materials Co. Ltd.

Contract for catalyst technology awarded to Clariant and Lummus

Huizhou Boeko Materials Co. Ltd. has chosen 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 scope of the project includes the technology license and basic engineering, with the plant expected to produce 550,000 million tpy of net isobutylene upon completion. This marks the first time Huizhou Boeko will use the CATOFIN technology at one of their sites.

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 said that CATOFIN offers reliability, productivity, and increased profitability for the plant.

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