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Linde and BASF join forces to develop on-purpose butadiene production technology

2:18 AM MDT | June 3, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Linde and BASF announced today that they intend to cooperate in developing and licensing processes for on-purpose production of linear butenes and butadiene. BASF has developed process technology and catalysts as well as the extraction technologies. Linde will provide its integration, optimization, and process commercialization expertise.     The new process will deliver an on-purpose route from butane to butadiene via butenes. Currently, the industry relies mainly on butadiene as a coproduct from naphtha-cracking to ethylene. The shift to lighter...

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