SHV Energy, GTI Energy announce partnership to produce renewable propane

November 10, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, SHV Energy said it has inked a partnership with US-based GTI Energy to further develop a process for commercial-scale, on-purpose production of renewable propane. 

The European firm noted that the process will employ a novel technology for producing renewable propane and butane from bioethanol, delivering the propane and butane as the primary products, which is a significant improvement on current commercial processes. 

Together with Drochaid Research Services, a contract research organization with expertise in catalyst design, synthesis, characterization and testing, SHV Energy had developed a pathway to a renewable propane production process. The research identified a viable way to successfully convert bioethanol into renewable propane, using a wide range of globally available waste, bio-based and recycled carbon feedstock. The process also yields a valuable co-product of aromatic molecules, which is a key component in sustainable aviation fuels. 

“We are excited to partner with two world-leading research and development organizations, Drochaid Research and GTI Energy, to validate this pathway for on-purpose renewable propane production,” said Bram Gräber, CEO of SHV Energy.

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