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PL Propylene Builds World’s Biggest Dehydro Unit

8:15 AM MDT | May 19, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

PetroLogistics (Houston) says its PL Propylene affiliate will build a propane dehydrogenation plant at the Houston olefins complex it recently acquired from ExxonMobil Oil. The facility will produce 1.2 billion lbs/year of chemical- and polymer-grade propylene and use the Catofin process licensed by Lummus Technology. The plant is due for completion in mid-2010 and will use the infrastructure, logistics, and certain processing units of the former ExxonMobil facility as a platform, the company says. It will be the world’s largest propane dehydro unit, says...

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