Tag: ethylene

Researchers discover some bacteria produce ethylene by metabolizing sulfur

Researchers discover some bacteria produce ethylene by metabolizing sulfur

September 10, 2020 |

In Ohio, scientists have discovered a previously unknown way that some bacteria produce the chemical ethylene – a finding that could lead to new ways to produce plastics without using fossil fuels. The study, published in the journal Science, showed that the bacteria created ethylene gas as a byproduct of metabolizing sulfur, which they need […]

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Chinese researchers create new electrochemical technique to produce ethylene from CO

Chinese researchers create new electrochemical technique to produce ethylene from CO

December 11, 2019 |

In China, ethylene, or ethene, is a primary feedstock for the chemical industry, including as a starting material for the production of a wide variety of plastics. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced a new electrochemical technique for selective and energy-efficient production of ethylene from carbon monoxide, which can be obtained from […]

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership welcomes Imtex Membranes to the region

Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership welcomes Imtex Membranes to the region

February 10, 2019 |

In Canada, the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership announced that Imtex Membranes Corp. will be constructing a scaled demonstration site located within the Sarnia-Lambton Hybrid Chemistry Cluster. The demonstration site will showcase Imtex’s patented gas separation process called Permylene. Achieving a greater than 99.5% purification rate, Permylene helps extract chemicals such as ethylene, propylene, and butene from […]

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Canadian researchers produce ethylene from waste CO2

Canadian researchers produce ethylene from waste CO2

January 23, 2018 |

In Canada, group of researchers, led by the University of Toronto Ted Sargent group, just published results using waste CO2 to produce plastic. Using the Canadian Light Source and a new technique exclusive to the facility, they were able to pinpoint the conditions that convert CO2 to ethylene most efficiently. Ethylene, in turn, is used […]

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Yes, bacteria do it: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ethylene, protein from sun, thin air and seawater

Yes, bacteria do it: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to ethylene, protein from sun, thin air and seawater

September 4, 2017 |

Hurricane Harvey has turned the world’s most widely-produced chemical, ethylene, into something of a rarer commodity because of refinery slowdowns. The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to produce transportation fuels via photosynthetically derived ethylene. The research team notes that “steam cracking of petroleum, is the largest CO2 emitting process in chemical industry”. […]

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New report looks at costs of ethylene production

New report looks at costs of ethylene production

July 20, 2016 |

In Texas, Intratec Solutions released a new report examining the costs of production of Ethylene​. The new report presents a techno-economic analysis of Green PG Ethylene production from hydrous ethanol in the USA using a dehydration process similar to the one proposed by BP Chemicals. This detailed study presents plant construction cost, Ethylene production cost breakdown, and […]

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New high-selectivity catalyst converts CO2 to ethylene 

New high-selectivity catalyst converts CO2 to ethylene 

July 6, 2016 |

In Germany, a team headed by Prof Dr Beatriz Roldan Cuenya from Ruhr-Universität Bochumsaid that how plasma-treated copper can be used as a catalyst to performs highly selective conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into ethylene – an important source material for the chemical industry. The report was published in Nature Communications. PhD student […]

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Siluria, Linde’s M2E partnership: why methane, why ethylene, why now?

Siluria, Linde’s M2E partnership: why methane, why ethylene, why now?

June 9, 2014 |

In a world filled with expectations that abundant natural gas will replace coal for power gen, and everyone will build ethane crackers to make ethylene — Siluria and Linde spot a niche in methane-to-ethylene. Could all that dry gas out there prove to be a bonanza for this biobased technology? Siluria CEO Ed Dineen visits with the […]

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Chinese researchers find low cost method to produce ethylene from ethanol

Chinese researchers find low cost method to produce ethylene from ethanol

August 5, 2013 |

In China, researchers from Tianjin University Research and Development Center for Petrochemical Technology found that one particular device has the potential to make a highly pure ethylene product from ethanol with high efficiency and low cost. The device, called a fluidized bed reactor, works by suspending the chemicals needed to make ethylene inside the walls […]

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New iron catalyst produce renewable ethylene and propylene

New iron catalyst produce renewable ethylene and propylene

February 22, 2012 |

In the Netherlands, researchers from the University of Utrecht teamed with scientists from Dow Chemical have produced ethylene and propylene using a new kind of iron catalyst made of nanoparticles that they developed. Products will not be biodegradable however, even though they are made from renewable resources.

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