You are currently viewing: News



08-02-2019

Eni and SABIC joint technology agreement

Eni and SABIC today signed a Joint Development Agreement to further develop an innovative technology for natural gas conversion into synthesis gas that can be further transformed into high value fuels and chemicals, such as methanol.

The partnership will involve, among other activities, the construction of an Industrial Demonstration Plant that will be built and operated inside an Eni industrial premises.  The development project will advance the technology, which is based on the Short Contact Time Catalytic Partial Oxidation (SCT-CPO) of natural gas, to further sustain the Eni and SABIC business by using in a more efficient way the cleanest and lower GHG emission fossil fuel.

This technology was initially developed by Eni after an intensive R&D period. This was coupled with SABIC’s short contact time reactor R&D and the company’s extensive knowledge of the integration of synthesis gas generation into processes to produce derived chemicals. With this agreement, Eni and SABIC will be able to leverage world class R&D and operational experience to enable the success of the project.

The joint technology will be a truly innovative way of making synthesis gas and integration into high value applications to achieve lower CAPEX and OPEX, higher energy efficiency, lower CO2 footprint and wide feedstock flexibility.

The agreement was signed by Fahad Al-Sherehy, Acting, Executive Vice President Technology and Innovation (SABIC), Giuseppe Tannoia, Executive Vice President Research & Development (Eni), and Giacomo Rispoli, Executive Vice President Licensing & Supply (Eni).
Sponsor : 

Other News Items

Wood awarded contract to design largest single site refinery

Wood has been awarded an $8million contract by ADNOC Refining to deliver pre-front end engineering and design (pre-FEED) for a new refinery in Ruwais, in the western ...

21-02-2019

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger enter JV agreement

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, and Schlumberger, the world's leading provider of technology ...

19-02-2019

High-density polyethylene plant constructed within SOCAR Polymer project

On February 18, the high-density polyethylene plant was officially opened within SOCAR Polymer project in the Sumgayit Chemical Industry Park. The opening ceremony was ...

18-02-2019

Fluor to design and build new Valvoline lubricants facility in China

Fluor Corporation announced today that it was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for Valvoline’s new blending and packaging ...

15-02-2019

Gazprom Neft introduces digital energy standards in its refining operations

A pilot “Digital Substation” IT suite has gone into operation at Gazprom Neft’s Omsk Refinery, with this new facility set to become ...

15-02-2019

HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited selects LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology

LyondellBasell, the world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, today announced HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited, has selected LyondellBasell’s fifth generation ...

13-02-2019

StyroMax UL3 catalyst delivers excellent results at Shandong Yuhuang plant

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the successful performance of its StyroMax UL3 ethylbenzene dehydrogenation catalyst at the styrene monomer ...

12-02-2019

Velocys ammends agreement with Red Rock Biofuels

Velocys plc, announces it has agreed a series of amendments in its licensing contracts with Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB), regarding RRB’s license of Velocys Fischer-Tropsch ...

12-02-2019

5 key takeaways about digitalization in Oil & Gas

The aftermath of the IIoT and Digital Solutions for Oil and Gas conference has revealed several key takeaways regarding digitalization in oil and gas. Among the main ...

11-02-2019

SPECTRO introduces SPECTROGREEN ICP-OES analyzer

SPECTRO Analytical Instruments has introduced its new SPECTROGREEN inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) analyzer, debuting its new revolutionary ...

11-02-2019