Sil­uria Tech­nolo­gies inks deal with Saudi Aramco for high-olefins crack­ing process tech­nol­ogy

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Saudi Aramco Tech­nolo­gies Com­pany and Sil­uria Tech­nolo­gies ex­e­cuted a multi-plant tech­nol­ogy li­cense for the integration of Sil­uria’s pro­pri­etary tech­nol­ogy (nat­u­ral gas to olefins) with Saudi Aramco’s high-olefins crack­ing process tech­nol­ogy.

Sil­uria’s nat­u­ral gas-to-olefins tech­nol­ogy, based on ox­ida­tive cou­pling of meth­ane chem­istry, is avail­able for li­cense in stand-alone con­fig­u­ra­tions, as well as integration within a wide range of ex­ist­ing process plants; in­clud­ing steam crack­ers, propane de­hy­dro­gena­tion units, oil re­finer­ies, and methanol plants. By in­te­grat­ing Sil­uria’s tech­nol­ogy with ex­ist­ing fa­cil­i­ties, op­er­a­tors can up­grade their meth­ane-con­tain­ing byprod­uct streams from fuel to chem­i­cal value, im­prov- ing car­bon ef­fi­ciency and pro­duc­tion rates.

Robert Trout, Sil­uria’s Pres­i­dent and CEO said, “Con­vert­ing meth­ane con­tain­ing off-gases to higher value chem­i­cals adds mean­ing­ful eco­nomic value, while plant integration can de­liver ex­cel­lent cap­i­tal ef­fi­cien­cies. We are thrilled to be work­ing with a com­pany like Aramco to­wards some of the largest and most tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced petro­chem­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties the in­dus­try has ever seen.”

Ah­mad Al Khowaiter, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Of­fi­cer of Saudi Aramco com­mented, “Max­i­miz­ing the out­put of high-value chem­i­cals prod­ucts from our fu­ture crude oil pro­cess­ing projects is one of the key ob­jec­tives in our down­stream tech­nol­ogy strat­egy.”

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