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Chinese engineering firm develops proprietary butene-dehydrogenation technology

9:09 AM MDT | April 18, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Wison Engineering (Shanghai) has developed proprietary butene oxidization and dehydrogenation technology to produce butadiene, the company announced. The novel technology, featuring a new catalyst with better performance, was developed in-house using traditional B-02 iron-based catalyst technology, which enables a 1-way conversion rate and yield rates 3–4% and 2–3%, respectively, higher than traditional butadiene technologies. “In the coming years, growth in annual butadiene consumption will far exceed global expansion in capacity...

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