Alon Refining Krotz Springs Contracts DuPont Clean Technologies for STRATCO® Alkylation Technology to Boost Clean Fuels Production

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Technology enables Alon to increase production volume of gasoline as well as multiple grades of summer fuel

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DuPont looks forward to working with Alon Refining on this exciting project. Adding an alkylation unit to the refinery enables Alon to increase its production volume of gasoline while producing multiple grades of summer fuel.

DuPont Clean Technologies (DuPont), a business unit of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, has been awarded the contract to supply Alon Refining Krotz Springs (Alon), a part of Delek US, with a license and engineering services for the STRATCO® alkylation technology at the refinery in Krotz Springs, Louisiana.

The 6,500 bpsd STRATCO® alkylation unit will enable Alon to generate low-sulfur, high-octane, low-Rvp alkylate with zero olefins, improving the quality and quantity of the refinery’s gasoline pool to meet increasingly strict clean fuel standards.

“DuPont looks forward to working with Alon Refining on this exciting project. Adding an alkylation unit to the refinery enables Alon to increase its production volume of gasoline while producing multiple grades of summer fuel. As STRATCO® Alkylation is the globally leading alkylation technology, DuPont is well-suited to provide the refinery with a commercially proven and reliable solution,” said Kevin Bockwinkel, global licensing business manager, STRATCO® Alkylation Technology.

The 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. STRATCO® alkylation technology is a sulfuric acid catalyzed process that converts low-value olefins into high-value alkylate, a key desirable component for clean fuel. With units built over 80 years still in operation, the STRATCO® Alkylation technology is a highly effective, reliable solution for producing cleaner-burning fuel with high octane, a low Rvp, low sulfur and zero olefins.

About DuPont Clean Technologies
The DuPont Clean Technologies 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 STRATCO® alkylation technology for production of clean, high-octane gasoline; IsoTherming® hydroprocessing technology for desulfurization of motor fuels; MECS® sulfuric acid production and regeneration technologies; BELCO® air quality control systems for FCC flue gas scrubbing and other refinery scrubbing applications; MECS® DynaWave® technology for additional scrubbing solutions; and a comprehensive suite of aftermarket service and solutions offerings. Learn more about DuPont Clean Technologies at

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For further information contact:

DuPont Clean Technologies
Richard Martinez
Tel: +33-6-86497164

STRATCO® Alkylation Technology
Kevin Bockwinkel
Tel: +1-913-327-3536

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