Sinopec Awards DuPont Five STRATCO® Alkylation Technology Licenses Reinforcing Commitment to Environmental Progress in China

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STRATCO® Alkylation Technology Will Enable Sinopec to Achieve China V Low Sulfur Fuel Targets with the Production of High Quality Alkylate

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We are delighted to be able to help Sinopec ensure its refineries are ready to meet strict fuel requirements with our STRATCO® alkylation technology.

DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont) signs contracts with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) for five grassroots STRATCO® alkylation units at five Sinopec refineries in China. The scope of these contracts includes the license, engineering and supply of proprietary equipment for grassroots STRATCO® alkylation units. The most recent awards include one of China’s leading suppliers of olefins and aromatics, Sinopec Yangzi Company (YPC), as well as Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company (ZRCC). In the months prior to these awards, DuPont was commissioned to supply grassroots STRATCO® alkylation units for three other large-scale refining facilities at Sinopec Tianjin, Sinopec Qilu and Sinopec Zhongke.

Sinopec is looking to DuPont Clean Technologies for help in complying with the strict gasoline emissions regulations introduced as part of the China V standards in January 2017. The STRATCO® alkylation technology enables refiners to produce cleaner-burning fuel with high octane, extremely low sulfur content, low Rvp and zero olefins. The five STRATCO® alkylation units commissioned by Sinopec range in size from 300 kmta (7,700 BPSD) to 400 kmta (10,300 bpsd) alkylate production and will be built in Tianjin municipality and Shandong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Guangdong provinces. Startup for the first four alkylation units is expected by mid to late 2018.

“With more than 170 million vehicles on the road, China will adopt even tougher National VI emission standards by July 2020,” said Eli Ben-Shoshan, global business director, DuPont Clean Technologies. “We are delighted to be able to help Sinopec ensure its refineries are ready to meet strict fuel requirements with our STRATCO® alkylation technology.”

STRATCO® alkylation technology is the established global leader in the industry with over 90 units licensed worldwide and more than 850,000 bpsd (33,300 kmta) of installed capacity. The STRATCO® alkylation technology is a sulfuric acid catalyzed process that converts olefins and low-value isobutane into high-value alkylate, a key desirable component for clean fuel. With units built over 80 years ago still in operation, the STRATCO® alkylation technology is a highly effective, reliable solution for producing cleaner-burning fuel with high octane, low Rvp, low sulfur and zero olefins.

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DuPont Clean Technologies, a business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, applies real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success and strong brands to help organizations operate safely and with the highest level of performance, reliability, energy efficiency and environmental integrity. The Clean Technologies portfolio includes the STRATCO® alkylation technology for production of clean, high-octane gasoline; the IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology for desulfurization of motor fuels; the MECS® sulfuric acid production and regeneration technologies; the BELCO® air quality control systems for FCC flue gas scrubbing and other refinery scrubbing applications; the MECS® DynaWave® technology for sulfur recovery tail gas-treating solutions; and a comprehensive suite of aftermarket service and solutions offerings. Learn more about DuPont Clean Technologies at

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