Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Work on US$93 mln propylene unit commences in Japan

Construction work has been initiated at a Yen 19 bln (US$93 mln) high-efficiency propylene unit in Ichihara, Chiba prefecture, Japan. The unit is a joint venture between Japanese refining company Idemitsu Kosan and chemical makers Mitsui Chemicals and Sumitomo Chemical. The unit will handle the conversion of butadiene into 150,000 tpa of propylene and clean fuel. The plant is scheduled to start up in Q3-2009.

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