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Clariant provides catalysts for ammonia production plants

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Clariant has announced that it is providing catalyst solutions for two major ammonia production plants in Indonesia.

The new projects rely on KBR’s process technologies combined with a range of Clariant catalysts for the entire ammonia production process.

The key catalysts selected for the projects include AmoMax® 10 for ammonia synthesis, ReforMax® 330 LDP and ReforMax 210 LDP for reforming, as well as ShiftMax® 120, ShiftMax 217 and ShiftMax 210 for high temperature shift (HTS) and low temperature shift (LTS) reactions.

The AmoMax 10 catalyst presents a significant change in ammonia production after more than a century. In contrast to conventional magnetite catalysts, this catalyst is based on a Wustite structure, which offers more than 20% higher activity, according to Clariant. The catalyst’s unique physical and chemical characteristics allow faster start of production, and reduce consumption of natural gas, as well as boosting energy savings and ammonia yields.

Stefan Heuser, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Unit Catalysts at Clariant, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with KBR on these important assignments in Indonesia. It validates the strength and success of our partnership – one that not only benefits our two companies, but also, and more importantly, our customers. The projects also demonstrate Clariant’s commitment to driving sustainable ammonia synthesis through continuous innovation.”??

Avinash Malhotra, Vice President of Syngas Technologies at KBR, added: “KBR is committed to delivering complete solutions to our clients. Partnering with Clariant enables us to not only provide our market-leading ammonia technology, but also the best catalysts to optimize the performance of the plant and deliver best value and operability.”

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