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KBR Converts MTBE to Iso-Octene

9:42 AM MDT | April 8, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

KBR says it has completed a methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) to iso-octene conversion project at Valero’s refinery in Corpus Christi, TX. The project is based on a process developed by Neste Oil (Helsinki) and licensed solely in the Americas to KBR, the company says. The process converts isobutylene to iso-octene or iso-octane. Iso-octene and iso-octane are high-octane, high-quality gasoline blendstocks that offer advantages to addressing ethanol blending challenges, KBR...

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