Experience Credentials


Ethanol to Green - Ethylene Projects

Petron experts were involved in concept to commissioning, start up, trouble shooting, normal operation and expansion of below plants.

There are several smaller and mid size capacity Ethanol based Ethylene for biofuels, downstream derivatives and HPEO application in development stage currently world wide.

Petron can also provide full technology solution for production of cellulosic ethanol from biomass as it acquired the DuPont’s G2.0 Technology with 200+ patents. This technology provides low carbon solution to integrate with Ethnaol to Ethylene process technology of PSI


Projects
Year Project Name Capacity (TPA) Product Licensor Startup
1988 India Glycol Ltd., Kashipur, Uttarahand; India 120,000 Ethylene SD - Improvements by PSI 1989 for EO and MEG
1989 SM Dyechem Ltd., Kurkumbh, Pune, Maharashtra; India 60,000 Ethylene PSI 1993/2006 for EO/MEG
1993 Oswal Agro Ltd., Shahjahanpur, Uttar, Pradesh; India 58,000 Ethylene PSI 1996 for Polyethylene
2005 SM Dyechem Ltd., Kurkumbh, Pune, Maharashtra; India 80,000 Ethylene PSI 2004 - Expansion Study to increase production
2008 Henan Jiaozuo Heyang Alcohol Industry Co., Ltd., Meng Zhou, Henan, China 120,000 Ethanol / Ethylene / MEG PSI JV formed for 150 KTA Ethanol Plant (in operation). Downstream products under discussion
2010 Greencol Taiwan Corporation, Kaohsiung; Taiwan 100,000 Ethanol to Ethylene PSI Commissioned in 2014 For EO/MEG Production
2011 Jilin Zhongxin Chemical Group Co., Jilin City; Jilin Province; China 100,000 Ethylene PSI / Shell - CRI* 2015 focused on HPEO and part MEG
2012 Bio MEG, Araraquara; Brazil 360,000 / 500,000 Ethylene / MEG PSI / Shell* Project on hold due to political situation
2018 Biochim, Adana; Turkey 150,000 / 180,000 / 50,000 Ethylene / HPEO / MEG PSI / Shell* Basis Design and FEL2 completed, Funding phase ongoing
2018 Small EO Plants in USA 25,000 HPEO PSI / CRI 2018 - BEDP, FEED and FEL 3
2018 Small Aviation Turbine Fuel Pilot Plant, Thomaston; GA - USA NA G2 Ethanol to Ethylene PSI Installed and operated to make Aviation Jet Fuel
2020 Portugal Project, Sines, Portugal 150,000 Ethanol to Ethylene PSI In Development (Delayed due to COVID)
2020 Small Aviation Turbine Fuel Pilot Plant, Kawasaki; Japan NA G2 Ethanol to Ethylene PSI Installed and operated to make Aviation Jet Fuel
2021 South Africa, Project 360,000 Ethanol / Ethylene / PE PSI Under funding phase
2021 USA - Confidential 120,000 Ethanol to Polymer grade Ethylene / MEG / PET PSI Under Development
2021 USA - Confidential 500,000 Ethanol to Polymer grade Ethylene / PE / PP PSI Under Development
2021 Europe - Confidential 80,000 Ethanol to Polymer grade Ethylene PSI Under Development
2022 Australia - Confidential 200,000 Ethanol to Polymer grade Ethylene PSI Under Initial design development
2022 Europe - Confidential 200,000 Ethanol to Polymer grade Ethylene PSI Under Development

Notes:
1 Petron experts were involved in concept to commissioning, Technology, design project execution, start up, trouble shooting, normal operation and expansion of above plants.
2 Petron along with its engineering partners KBR, USA and Technoedif, Portugal and other global engineering partners provides full technology solution for production of cellulosic ethanol from biomass as Petron acquired the DuPont’s G2.0 Technology with 150+ patents. This technology provides low or negative carbon solution to integrate with Ethanol to Ethylene process technology of PSI for downstream Ethylene application.
3 Investment in clean and green bio-ethylene from ethanol is same/ better quality ethylene is a small fraction of petroleum-based ethylene derived from polluting Fossil based feed stocks e.g., Naphtha and Ethane based steam crackers or Methanol based MTO units and ETE projects are completed in less than 24-30 months requiring less utilities, Opex, space and minimizing carbon emission.
4 Recent projects in 2020 and 2021 delayed due to COVID pandemic.
5 Petron is also engaged in development of Ethylene production unit for modern technology areas such as Bio- Butadiene, p-Xylene process.

Ethylene, EO / MEG

Over the last 30 years Petron has been involved in modification, expansion and improvement of over 10 EO/MEG projects, which were originally licensed and designed by Scientific design company of new Jersey (SD). Petron is actively involved in licensing and design of several grassroots-ethylene Oxide/Ethylene glycol projects around the globe having successfully completed projects greenfield project in Jilin China and three major recent revamp projects in South Korea (Hanwha, Lotte and LG) which were earlier licensed by SD.

Petron’s key experts were involved in original design and start up of Niznekamsk EO/MEG as well as Dzerjinsk (Sibur)’s EO/MEG projects in Russia while they had key positions at SD.

Petron provided operations, design and troubleshooting services to SD in EO/MEG in start up, expansion and revamp projects globally.

Petron’s key technical experts bring over 150+ years of combined experience in Ethylene and EO/ MEG plants worldwide, thirty projects in total. 30 years of specific experience of capacity expansion, energy efficiency, major revamps of these projects including development of Boiling Water Reactor system, Single EO purification column and unique patented Quench and bypass scheme. Our experts have been involved in concept to commissioning of EO/EG projects including technology development, Basic (BEDP) and FEED engineering, supervision of detailed engineering, construction, erection, procurement, plant operations, troubleshooting, plant upgrading, expansion and project management. Over the last 40 years (including 27 years at Petron), some of our key Specialists have played important roles in innovations and conceptual development of EO/EG Technology, including experience at Scientific Design Company Inc., Shell in USA, and Syntez in Russia. These roles included first design of Boiler Water Reactor system, Oxygen Mixing spargers, improving EO reactor performance and safety (Hazop / Hazan), design improvements in Absorber, stripping/ Scrubber, MEG reaction, evaporation and distillation section designs, and preparation of complete process design packages, basic design and design modifications. In addition, our key personnel supervised project management, cost control, plant operations, start-up, and technical services and troubleshooting for over thirty similar plants worldwide. These expertise was accumulated while working at Petron and SD, USA, Shell Chemicals, Syntez Russia, and at other independently owned and operated plants. Petron maintains alliances with reputed global engineering companies such as Maire Tecnimont (Italy), Technoedif Engenharia (Portugal) and Quantum Process Solutions (India). Petron has shared alliances with the Sinopec, the leading manufacturer of 15 EO and MEG in China and with Syntez in Russia who designed 7 such plants and. Examples of Petron’s other working partners include e.g. CRI (Shell) with their high efficiency EO catalyst, BASF catalyst group, Eickmeyer Associate, USA for proprietary CO2 removal technology. Petron’s alliances strengthens its position globally in the field.

Petron has full engineering and design team with over 350 + experience engineers at its engineering offices in Portugal (Technoedif) and in India (Quanta Process Solutions and Engineers India).

New Projects

Company Technology Country Capacity (Tons/year) Status Investement Service Performed & Scope
Petrocamak LLC. EO/MEG Portugal 150,000 Project financing underway Exceeds USD 600 million Ethylene to EO/MEG Technology Licensing, Basic Engineering, Training and Technical Services, Catalyst Supply and Services, Safety Audit, Start-up Services.
Biokim Ethanol to ethylene, EO/MEG Turkey 200,000 Engineering and design Exceeds USD 700 million Implementing Petron’s most advanced Technology, Design and Engineering. Due to its unique technology, Petron was chosen by Bioagra to provide its unit of technologies for this new green field project.
Confidential Ethanol to EO USA 25,000 Engineering and design USD 100 million Implementing Petron’s most advanced technology in a cost-efficient modular design for local on-site EO production.

Revamp, Expansion and improvement (Completed)

Company Technology Country Capacity (Tons/year) Service Performed & Scope
LG Chemical, Korea. EO/MEG - Major revamp and expansion South Korea 200,000 Implemented New Technology, Design and Engineering. Due to its unique technology, Petron was chosen by LG Chem for the Revamp of its MEG plant originally Licensed by Scientific Design
Lotte Chemicals, Korea EO/MEG – Major Revamp and modifications South Korea 340,000 Implemented New Technology, Design and Engineering. Due to its unique technology, Petron was chosen by LG Chem for the Revamp of its MEG plant originally Licensed by Scientific Design
JBF Bio Glicols Holding Ltda. Major revamp and new HPEO capacity South Korea 145,000 HP EO & some MEG Complete Technology License, BEDP, Detailed Engineering, Project Management, Startup Services, EPC Supervision, and other Services (only design completed).
Samsung Total Corporation/Hanwa Major revamp and new HPEO capacity South Korea 145,000 New technology license, revamp of design to increase HP EO capacity to 145 kta and modify MEG sections. The plant was originally licensed by Scientific design, but Petron was chosen to improve it. Successfully completed and began operating in 2012.
Greencol Taiwan Corporation (Toyota/CMFC) Ethylene for EO/Glycols application Taiwan 100,000 Basic Engineering, Consulting Services, Safety Audit, Start-up Services, Technology License, Training Services, and Technical Services.
Jilin Zhongxin Chemical Group Co. Ethylene/EO/MEG - New project China 150,000 Complete Technology Licensing, Basic Engineering, Training and Technical Services, Catalyst Supply and Services, Safety Audit, Start-up Services. Started up successfully in 2015. Operating.
Heyang bio Glycols Ethylene/EO/Glycols China 200,000 Technology Licensing, Basic Engineering, Training and Technical Services, Catalyst Supply and Services, Safety Audit, Start-up Services, design completed.
JSC Caprolactum (sibur) EO/ EthyleneGlycols - Major revamp and modifications Russia Dzerjinsk 240,000 Technology, Basic Engineering, Project Management Consulting Services, Supervision of Detailed Engineering, Procurement Services, Safety Audit, Instrumentation Package and Field Services. HPEO Purification and MEG.
Uniglobe Glycol Ethylene/EO/Glycols India 40,000 Technology License and Basic Engineering (Design only).
Reliance/SM Dyechem Ltd. Ethylene/EO/Glycols India 100,000 Overall Technology License, Project Management Consulting Services, Start-up Services, Training Services, Safety Audit, Field Services and Technical Services. Main Technology Contractor and PMC for the plant.
Yanpet EO/Glycols Saudi Arabia 300,000 Catalyst Replacement Services, Instrumentation Package, Start-up Services and Technical Services.
Neftechim, Niznekamsk EO/Glycols - Instrumentation and PLC Russia 200,000 Safety Audit, Instrumentation Package, Start-up Services and Training Services.
Pemex Cangrejera (1) EO/Glycols - Revamp Mexico 130,000 Supervision of Basic and Detailed Engineering (study).
Pemex Cangrejera (2) EO/Glycols - Revamp and methane ballast Mexico 130,000 Technology, Basic Engineering, Supervision of Detailed Engineering, Start-up Services, Field Services and Technical Services (Methane ballast).
Mobil Chemicals EO/Glycols USA 300,000 Feasibilities Report.
Neftochim EO/Glycols - Revamp and expansion Bulgaria 104,000 Scoping Studies, Expansion, Technology and Basic Engineering, Procurement Services, Start-up Services and Technical Services.
Buna (DOW) EO/Glycols Germany 100,000 Catalyst Replacement Services, Start-up Services and Field Services.
Nisso /CRI EO/Glycols Japan/USA NA Technical Services and Catalyst Replacement Services.
Oswal Petrochemicals Ethylene India NA Basic Engineering, Supervision of Detailed Engineering and Technical Services.
Technicas EO/EG Spain/China 200,000 Technical Services and Instrumentation Package.
Kazan MEG (by Syntez, technology partner) Tataria 30,000 & 60,000 Basic Engineering, Supervision of Detailed Engineering, Start-up Services, Field Services and Catalyst Replacement Services.
Salavat MEG (By Syntez technology partner) Bashkira 45,000 Basic Engineering, Supervision of Detailed Engineering, Start-up Services, Field Services and Catalyst Replacement Services.
Nizhnekamsk EO/MEG (By Syntez technology partner) Russia 120,000 Basic Engineering, Supervision of Detailed Engineering, Start-up Services, Field Services, Procurement Services and Catalyst Replacement Services.
PD Glycol Plant Beaumont EO/MEG - Major revamp and expansion USA 300,000 Basic Engineering and Start-up Services (New Boiling Water Reactor Design) by Petron’s experts.

Patent Portfolio (Foreign patents not listed)

Date U.S. Patent No. Patent Title
2009 7,569,710 Improved ethylene oxide recovery process.
2013 / 2015 20130178674 / 20150265992 Reactor and process for Ethanol to Ethylene (pending).
2015 9,340,470 Reactor and process for Butanol to Butylene.
2016 9,144,780 Reactor and process for Propanol to propylene.
2017 2017266635 Reactor and process for the Dehydration of Ethanol to Ethylene (pending).
2019 Filed Method for Recovery of Ethylene Oxide.
2019 Filed Ethylene Oxide Purification.

Several other patent applications pending.