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|AlkyClean® Technology Wins Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Award|
The Kirkpatrick Award honors the most noteworthy chemical engineering technology commercialized anywhere in the world over the past two years. Out of the many submissions to Chemical Engineering magazine, only six finalists were selected. Criteria for winner selection include novelty of the technology, the difficulty of the chemical engineering problem that was solved and the overall engineering excellence. The awards were announced at the Chem Show in
"We have been working together with our technology partners for several years to develop a commercially viable and safe option to produce high-quality alkylate without the use of liquid acid catalysts," said Silvio Ghyoot, president of Albemarle's Refining Solutions global business unit. "We are honored by this prestigious award and recognition of the unique AlkyClean technology for its potential as a game-changing technology for our refining customers."
This technology, which applies the proprietary Albemarle AlkyStar® catalyst, eliminates the use of liquid acids for the production of motor fuel alkylate, and thus eliminates the hazards and environmental and operating issues associated with handling liquid acids. The world's first solid catalyst alkylation process was commercialized with this new catalyst and process in
The AlkyClean® process technology was also the recipient of the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award presented by the
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