KBR’s agreement Exelus’ solid acid catalyst technology license

KBR’s agreement for Exelus’ solid acid catalyst technology license

4:27 PM, 30th May 2015
KBR’s agreement for Exelus’ solid acid catalyst technology license

HOUSTON, US: KBR Inc said that it has signed an alliance agreement with Exelus Inc, a developer of green chemical technologies, to allow KBR to exclusively license Exelus’ solid acid catalyst (ExSact) for KBR’s solid acid alkylation technology (K-SAAT).

The key to the K-SAAT technology is ExSact, a revolutionary solid acid catalyst engineered to overcome rapid deactivation limitations of solid-acid catalysts and provide superior alkylation performance. The K-SAAT process is safe and environmentally benign compared with conventional liquid acid catalyst process technologies, KBR said.

Global demand for motor fuels continues to rise while stricter environmental standards and oxygenate blend requirements for gasoline place a premium on clean burning fuels such as alkylate.

KBR’s K-SAAT process is a highly adaptable technology that produces a more cost effective, higher quality alkylate than conventional liquid acid catalysts or other solid acid catalysts, it said.

KBR will provide engineering support to deliver the license packages to clients. “This agreement is a great opportunity for KBR to expand our refining technology portfolio. This will give KBR the ability to provide our potential clients a safer and lower cost alternative for high-quality alkylate production,” said John Derbyshire, president, technology and consulting, KBR.

© Worldofchemicals News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


BASF opens new agricultural research and development centre in India

PUNE, INDIA: BASF SE said it opened a new agricultural research and development (R&D) centre in Loni Kand, Pune, India, with a focus to research h ...

Read more
IFF names drug co exec, Alison Cornell as EVP and CFO

NEW YORK, US: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc said that Alison Cornell will join its management team as executive vice president and chief ...

Read more
Radioactive leak at Delhi airport caused by medical consignment: Officials

NEW DELHI:  A radioactive leak from a medical consignment that arrived on a Turkish Airlines plane was detected in the cargo area of the Indira G ...

Read more
ANGUS Chemical names Ecolab executive as new CFO

BUFFALO GROVE, US: Specialty amine firm ANGUS Chemical Company said it has appointed an ex-Ecolab/General Electric executive, Scott Hinkle a ...

Read more
Valspar to acquire Quest’s performance coatings businesses

MINNEAPOLIS, US: Automotive coatings maker Valspar Corporation said that it has agreed to acquire the performance coatings businesses of Quest Special ...

Read more
Mexichem to increase specialty PVC capacity in Germany

TLALNEPANTLA DE BAZ, MEXICO: Mexichem SAB de CV subsidiary, Vestolit said that it will expand its specialty PVC capacity in Marl, Germany and it will ...

Read more
www.worldofchemicals.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X