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US start-up receives award to develop catalyst technology for olefin production from natural gas

11:01 AM MDT | August 5, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Bio2Electric (Princeton, NJ), trading as EcoCatalytic Technologies, has received a three-year, $3.8-million award from the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop a catalyst technology for ethylene and propylene production from components of natural gas, the company has announced. The current technology for ethylene and propylene production is energy intensive and emits more than 1.5 m.t. of carbon dioxide (CO2) for every tonne produced, EcoCatalytic Technologies says. The new technology could reduce the CO2 footprint by more than 90% and...

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