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Showa Denko Improves Energy Efficiency and Reduces CO2 Emissions of Oita Ethylene Plant

2:23 AM MDT | May 28, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says it has completed the renovation of its ethylene plant at the company’s Oita, Japan complex, and has installed large new cracking furnaces, which has improved energy efficiency by 5.3% and will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 59,000 m.t./year. Operation of the renovated plant, which has an ethylene production capacity of 695,000 m.t./year, began on May 2. The energy-efficiency-improvement work at the Oita ethylene plant was supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (Kawasaki, Japan) as part of...

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