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BASF likely to use own process in US methanol-to-propylene plant
7:00 AM MDT | May 30, 2014 | —Natasha Alperowicz
BASF is likely to use its own technology in a previously announced, world-scale methane-to-propylene plant using shale gas as feedstock it is planning to build on the US Gulf Coast by 2019, CW has learned. Peter Schuhmacher, president/process research and chemical engineering at BASF, told CW on the sidelines of the company’s recent annual research conference at Ludwigshafen that BASF is developing a methanol-to-propylene (MTP) process, starting with methane gas as feedstock, in a partnership with an engineering company. He has declined to say which...
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