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CPChem to Begin HDS Unit for Mercaptans Production in Belgium

Published on 2022-05-10. Edited By : SpecialChem

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CP-chem-sustainability Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) holds a ceremony for a new hydrodesulfurization (HDS) unit at its Tessenderlo facility in Belgium. The HDS unit is an important investment in the region and illustrates the company’s efforts to accelerate change for a sustainable future.

New Unit in Line with Circular Economy

The new HDS unit will help create circularity by turning sulfur, currently a waste stream at the Tessenderlo plant, into hydrogen sulfide, a feedstock that will be used on-site to produce mercaptans.

It will also reduce SO2 emissions and produce fuel to be used in a new cogeneration unit which functions to produce steam and electricity for the facility, making our facility more reliable. Startup of the HDS unit is scheduled for the summer of 2023.

For over 40 years, the Tessenderlo facility has manufactured mercaptans, which are chemicals made from sulfur and used in many applications such as additives, antioxidants and gas odorant. These life-enriching products are essential, and CPChem is committed to producing them sustainably.

The HDS unit illustrates how innovation can simultaneously enhance competitiveness, profitability, and environmental stewardship,” said Antoine Janssens, Europe-Africa region general manager at CPChem.

Implementation of projects such as the cogeneration unit and the HDS unit affirm the company’s commitment to a sustainable future through reduction of its environmental footprint.

Source: CPChem

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