ExxonMobil, KBR Team Up On PDH Technology

March 28, 2022
KBR and ExxonMobil Catalyst Licensing collaborate on next generation propane dehydrogenation technology.

KBR and ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC will collaborate to advance propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology, according to the companies. Under the collaboration, ExxonMobil's new proprietary catalyst technology will be combined with KBR's proprietary K-PRO Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) technology to convert propane into propylene. The companies say they believe the combined technology offering could offer financial savings compared to PDH technologies currently available.

"The collaboration with ExxonMobil is exciting not only for new K-PRO customers but also for existing K-PRO licensees who could have the potential to increase capacity and reduce operating expenses by upgrading to the new catalyst," says Doug Kelly, KBR president, technology. "This joint technology offering, which is anticipated to feature substantially reduced energy consumption, adds to KBR's growing portfolio of sustainable solutions."

"KBR's K-PRO technology and our next generation catalyst are a great fit and our collaboration with KBR will significantly help to reduce time to commercialize our next generation catalyst for PDH," says James Ritchie, president of ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC.

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