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Air Liquide signs partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical

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Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) to license MCC’s butene-to-crude-butadiene technology used in the petrochemical industry.

MCC has developed this state-of-the-art oxidative dehydrogenation technology of n-butene to produce crude butadiene and verified the viability in a demonstration plant at MCC Mizushima, Japan.

Air Liquide Engineering & Construction confirmed that it can now offer its customers an integrated solution for both butene dehydrogenation and butadiene extraction.

Domenico D’Elia, Vice President and Chairman of Air Liquide Engineering & Construction, said: “Partnership with Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. is yet another important step to enhance our integrated offer in butadiene technology licensing. The combination of high-quality solutions in addition to our existing technology portfolio will create sustainable alternative production routes to our customers and create value over the long-term.’’

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