Oil and Gas


Clariant Catalysts & Lummus Technology expand CATOFIN® footprint with India’s first PDH plant

Clariant’s high-performance CATOFIN catalysts for selective dehydrogenation. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts and its process partner, Lummus Technology, continue to expand their presence in the PDH market with a major contract award in India. GAIL (India) Ltd. has chosen Lummus Technology’s CATOFIN process and Clariant’s tailor-made catalysts for India’s first PDH plant. Its upcoming 500 kiloton per annum propane dehydrogenation facility in Usar, Maharashtra, will be integrated with a downstream polypropylene (PP) unit. The US$1.2 billion PDH-PP project is expected to start operations by 2024.

Clariant and China’s National Congress on Catalysis solidify partnership to further support catalytic research towards a green, low-carbon future

From left to right: Prof. Can Li (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Prof. Youchang Xie (winner of the National Catalysis Achievement Award of China), Prof. Mingyuan He (Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Shizhong Zhao (Head of Catalysts R&D China, Clariant). 
(Photo: Clariant)As this year’s 20th National Congress on Catalysis of China (NCC) gets underway in Wuhan, Clariant has presented the 8th National Catalysis Achievement Award for outstanding R&D achievement in the field to Youchang Xie, Professor of Physical Chemistry at Beijing’s Peking University.

Clariant boosts technology and sustainability capabilities in state-of-the-art oilfield services center in South Texas

Clariant boosts technology and sustainability capabilities in state-of-the-art oilfield services center in South Texas. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant’s Oil and Mining Services business has officially opened its new, state-of-the-art Eagle Ford Technology, Sales & Operations Center near San Antonio, TX. The facility is uniquely positioned to improve response time and cater to local customer needs, ensuring a long-term commitment to a strategic and growth orientated oilfield services market in North America.

Clariant completes construction of first commercial sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania

Clariant’s flagship commercial sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the official completion of its sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania. The completed construction is an important next step for the commercial deployment of sunliquid® technology and thus supports Clariant’s sunliquid® licensing business strategy. The facility will be operational in the fourth quarter, producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues.

Clariant unveils groundbreaking catalysts developed jointly with Linde Engineering for novel ethylene production technology

Clariant’s groundbreaking new ODH catalyst. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Catalyts has teamed up with Linde Engineering to develop new catalysts for the oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane (ODH-E), an innovative, low-emissions catalytic technology for the production of ethylene. The novel catalyst is a step change in selectivity and productivity, now making ethylene production via ODH-E commercially feasible.

Clariant expands its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand

Clariant’s state-of-the-art catalyst research and production facility in Heufeld, Germany. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts is expanding and enhancing its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand, particularly in China. The company just recently commenced operations at an additional, upgraded production facility in Heufeld, Germany, which features state-of-the-art production equipment exclusively dedicated to emission control catalysts. Production capacity for the catalysts has been increased to enable a volume growth of 100% compared to 2019. The site, which now includes two units, covering a combined area of 1500 m². The plant operates under rigorous quality controls, and is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards.

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