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LyondellBasell Awarded DOE Grant for Energy-Efficient Ethylene Production Technology

8:08 AM MDT | June 12, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

LyondellBasell was awarded a $4.5-million grant to develop catalyst-assisted technology to improve the energy efficiency of ethylene production from ethane while emitting less greenhouse gases (GHG). The grant was provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) as a part of a 13-project, $54-million energy efficiency and cost-reduction initiative. "Access to low-cost ethane from shale gas over the past three years has changed the competitive position of the U.S. chemical industry,” says Tim Roberts, senior vice president/olefins and polyolefins/Americas for...

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