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US ethanol production capacity continues to increase

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States reached 15.5 Bgal/yr, or 1.01 MMbpd, at the beginning of 2017, according to EIA's most recent US Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report. Total capacity of operable ethanol plants increased by about 4%—or by more than 600 MMgal/yr—between January 2016 and January 2017.

INEOS to construct PDH unit, increase cracker facilities capacity

INEOS has announced plans to construct a world-scale Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Europe. The plant will produce 750,000 tpy of propylene for INEOS units across the continent.

Wison Engineering awarded 40 MMtpy ethylene cracking contract from zhejiang

SHANGHAI — Wison Engineering announced that its non-wholly owned subsidiary, Wison Engineering (China) Limited, was awarded a contract by Zhejiang Petrochemical Co., Ltd to deliver nine ethylene cracking furnaces for a 40 MMtpy refining and chemical integrated complex (Phase I). The 9 ethylene cracking furnaces will be in modularized fabrication and scheduled to be delivered in modular by early 2018.

China ethanol exports jump as Beijing boosts local output

BEIJING (Reuters) — China's ethanol exports soared in April from the same month the year before and imports slowed to a trickle, the latest sign that Beijing's drive to ramp up local output is upending trade flows in the world's fastest-growing biofuel market.

Fluor begins mechanical construction for Dow Chemical project

IRVING, Texas – Fluor Corporation has begun the mechanical construction for The Dow Chemical Company’s new ethylene derivative facility in Freeport, Texas.

Brazil minister backs tariff to curb US ethanol imports

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) -- Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil's foreign trade council to impose tariffs on ethanol imports following a surge in shipments from the United States, an official said on Thursday, a move that could stir trade tensions with the Trump administration.

Metso to supply emergency shutdown valves at Orpic petchem complex in Oman

Metso will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman.

Fluor completes construction of Dow Chemical’s ethylene production facility

IRVING, Texas – Fluor Corporation announced that it has safely finished the mechanical construction of The Dow Chemical Company’s new ethylene production facility in Freeport, Texas on schedule.

AIChE ’17: Ethylene Producers Congress

Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Andrew, Bob

SAN ANTONIO -- Run in parallel with the AIChE Spring Meeting, the Ethylene Producers Congress is self-contained with its own exhibition area right outside the large ballroom that hosts the four-day meeting. The event began the Sunday evening before with their own reception, but didn’t have featured lunch speakers during the week, allowing participants to network during daily two-hour lunch breaks.

Dow completes construction of ethylene production site in Texas

FREEPORT, Texas – The Dow Chemical Company announced the completion of the construction phase of its new ethylene production facility in Freeport, Texas. The Company reached this milestone within one week of the originally planned date, which was set approximately two years ago. Dow’s ethylene unit is now progressing through the commissioning phase, with start-up expected by mid-year.