Collaboration of Petronas Chemicals with Dow on EO facility

April 2019

Petronas Chemicals Glycols Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petronas’ petrochemical arm and Malaysia’s leading chemicals producer, Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad, has signed an Agreement with Dow to collaborate on a carbon project at Petronas’ world-scale ethylene oxide (EO) production facility in Kerteh, Terengganu. Dow and Petronas Chemicals Glycols will work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operations of Petronas Chemicals Glycols EO plant and reduce its Environmental footprint through improvement in operational efficiency. 

Petronas Chemicals Glycols’ facility in Malaysia is Dow’s first customer to use its state-of-the-art Meteor EO-RETRO 2000 Catalyst. The catalyst is part of Dow’s high selectivity family of EO catalysts, that can improve the performance of the EO production process while reducing Energy consumption. Enhanced results have been seen from the change in catalyst, in terms of higher production, and cost savings from reduced Energy consumption.

(Sources: Borneo Post Online; Chemical Engineering Online)

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