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Mitsubishi to Commercialize Novel Butadiene Technology

12:57 PM MST | December 12, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Mitsubishi Chemical says it plans to commercialize a recently developed technology to produce butadiene from butenes using proprietary catalysts. Mitsubishi says it plans to have a “process design package” ready within the next year. The company developed the technology at a pilot plant at its Mizushima, Japan complex. Mitsubishi intends to utilize the process at one of its plants and license the technology to third parties. Butenes can be obtained from naphtha crackers as well as fluid catalytic...

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