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DuPont Starts Up Clean Technologies Facilities to Help Refineries Reduce Their Environmental Footprints
Thursday March 13, 11:34 am ET

State-of-the-Art Technology Supports Alkylation While Reducing Emissions

WILMINGTON, Del., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As part of its new Clean Technologies solutions, DuPont today announced that it has started up a plant in El Paso, Texas, and is in the process of starting up a facility in Linden, N.J., that will help refineries reduce their environmental footprints with on-site spent sulfuric acid regeneration and sulfur gas recovery services with significant reductions in sulfur dioxide emissions. The custom-designed DuPont facilities that are built on refiners' facilities will provide for efficient and environmentally superior management of the sulfur gas processing while providing a cost effective and reliable sulfuric acid regeneration service for the refineries.

"Petroleum refiners are being challenged to handle higher sulfur crudes, reduce emissions in the refining process, and continue to expand production of alkylate to meet market demand for clean burning fuels," said Gary W. Spitzer, vice president and general manager -- DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise. "DuPont's Sulfuric Acid Regeneration-Sulfur Gas Recovery offering allows refiners to cost effectively meet these challenges with state-of-the-art technology and facilities, backed by DuPont expertise in safe and reliable operation."

DuPont builds, owns, operates and maintains on-site sulfuric acid plants that regenerate sulfuric acid used in the alkylation process and convert refinery gases to sulfur products. These plants reduce sulfur emissions and provide refiners with high levels of operational reliability. In addition to the Texas and New Jersey units, the company has an existing plant in Delaware City, Del.

DuPont Clean Technologies, part of the DuPont Safety & Protection platform, includes DuPont(TM) STRATCO® and IsoTherming(TM) Clean Fuel Technologies, DuPont(TM) BELCO® Clean Air Technologies and Sulfur Products. The business is dedicated to the development of technologies for clean air, clean fuel, and clean water. These include the reduction of particulates such as sulfur dioxide (SOx) and sulfur emissions, as well as formulating cleaner fuels.

DuPont -- one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals 18 years ago -- has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products and technologies for key global markets, including technologies that help oil refiners reduce their environmental impact such as DuPont Clean Technologies.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets that include agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont(TM), The miracles of science(TM), STRATCO®, IsoTherming(TM) and BELCO® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Source: DuPont

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