KBR launches zero emissions ethylene cracking technology

KBR launches zero emissions ethylene cracking technology

Design engineering firm KBR Inc. has introduced a proprietary ethylene and propylene process technology — SCOREKlean. The technology utilises 100% hydrogen-fuelled burners from the ethylene cracking furnaces for zero emissions.

Furnaces are the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the petrochemical industry. SCOREKlean will play a major role in decarbonizing the industry as it has the advantages of KBR’s SCORE technology, including ultra-low CAPEX design, feedstock flexibility and higher yields.

Doug Kelly, KBR’s Technology unit president, said, “We are excited to launch SCOREKlean, especially at a time when the petrochemical industry is going through a growth phase and also prioritising decarbonisation.”

KBR has been involved in process technology development, commercialisation and plant design for more than 50 years. The determination to lower emissions, achieve product diversification and energy efficiency, as well as develop more sustainable technologies and solutions, have been driving KBR’s performance.

In February, KBR launched Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) technology in alliance with Swedish Biofuels AB. The technology processes ethanol and converts carbon dioxide and synthesis gas to SAF, thereby helping KBR’s clients utilise captured carbon toward a cleaner, greener future.

The demand for the company’s technologies across ammonia for food production, olefins for non-single-use plastics, refining for product diversification and more green solutions to meet tighter environmental standards has been going strong. A strategic shift to IP-enabled maintenance is also gaining traction and KBR continues to see increasing activity across the advisory portfolio, particularly in the energy transition.

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