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Braskem to fund methane-to-ethylene demonstration plant

4:48 PM MST | January 20, 2014 | —Rebecca Coons

Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a start-up with catalyst technology that efficiently transforms the methane component of natural gas into ethylene or other longer-chain, high-value hydrocarbons, such as jet fuel, gasoline, or aromatic chemicals, announced on 15 January that Braskem is funding the construction of a demonstration plant at its La Porte, TX, facility. Braskem’s support of the unit includes the provision of the site, operational services, and capital infrastructure, which are expected to save Siluria over $50 million over the life of the...

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