New olefins process tech

KBR has been awarded a License and Process Design Package contract for a new olefins production unit using the Advanced Catalytic Olefins (ACO) technology. This award represents the first license using this innovative technology which catalytically cracks naphtha and other straight run feeds to produce olefins yields which surpass those available from traditional steam cracking technology.
Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Yanan Energy and Chemical Co. Ltd will construct and operate the plant which will be constructed in Luoyang Village, Fucheng Town, Fu County, Shaanxi Province, China. The ACO Converter will have a capacity of approximately 200kta of olefins (ethylene plus propylene).
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