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Technip acquires Hummingbird Technology

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Technip has stated that it has completed the acquisition of Hummingbird® ethanol to ethylene technology from BP Chemicals Ltd. Using a proprietary catalyst operating under mild operating conditions, the technology converts ethanol to ethylene through dehydration.

The process uses a wide range of ethanol feedstocks and can easily be integrated into existing ethylene facilities.

Stan Knez, President, Technip Stone & Webster Process Technology, stated: “This acquisition progresses Technip’s onshore strategy to add process technologies that differentiate us and bring value to our customers. Hummingbird® allows us to offer customers an alternative method to produce sustainable products from bio-based materials while expanding our technology positions in ethylene-derived chemicals and plastics such as PE, EB/SM and PET.”

Hummingbird® is available for licensing from Technip’s center in Milton Keynes, UK.

Angello Amorelli, Vice-President BP Group Research, commented: "BP has a strong track record of developing differentiated technologies. We are pleased to see our Hummingbird® process taken to the market by Technip, a world-class technology licensing and engineering company.”

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