Air Liquide and Mistubishi Chemical sign butadiene technology agreement
Liquide Engineering & Construction has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation to license MCC’s Butene-to-crudeButadiene technology used in the petrochemical industry.
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) has developed this state-of-the art oxidative dehydrogenation technology of n-butene to produce crude Butadiene and verified the viability in a demonstration plant at MCC Mizushima, Japan.
Butadiene is an important industrial chemical used in many day-to-day products, mainly as synthetic rubber for the automotive industry. Butadiene can also be used as a raw material for the production of products such as polymers, plastics and paper chemicals. This allows to extend the production of Butadiene from the conventional extraction from a Naphtha Cracker product to on-purpose production based on a wider range of feedstocks.