BASF, SABIC and Linde Develop Pilot Furnaces that Reduce CO2 by 90%
Chemical majors BASF, SABIC and Linde have started construction of the world’s first demonstration plant for large-scale electrically heated steam cracker furnaces that cut emissions drastically.
With the new technology BASF, SABIC and Linde aim to develop full-scale commercial production plants that can achieve significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, compared with today’s technology.
The demonstration plant will be fully integrated into one of the existing steam crackers at BASF’s Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
It will test two different heating concepts, processing around 4 tonnes of hydrocarbon per hour and consuming 6 megawatts of renewable electricity/power. The start-up of the demonstration plant is targeted for 2023.
The project has been granted $14.63 million by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action under its “Decarbonisation in Industry” funding programme, to help address challenges due to current framework conditions and energy costs.
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