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Millennium Petrochemicals, Inc.

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Syngas Production

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Emissions

Location: La Porte TX

No. of employees: 1100

Contact: K.M. Holmes

Phone: (713) 209-7157



Description:

The manufacturing process for "synthesis gas" (carbon monoxide and hydrogen) at this location uses natural gas as a feedstock. Synthesis gas is a valuable basic "building block" chemical product used in producing a myriad of chemicals and chemical intermediates. By providing suitable handling equipment, the facility was able to utilize virtually any hydrocarbon that met feedstock acceptance criteria.

P2 Application:

Hydrocarbon materials from virtually all company locations, as well as materials from other companies, that meet feedstock acceptance criteria, but would otherwise be managed as wastes, have been successfully used as alternate feedstocks to produce synthesis gas.

Environmental Benefits:

The need to burn a secondarily derived hydrocarbon resource for energy recovery with its associated emissions is no longer required. The manufacturing process partially oxidizes the feedstock to form synthesis gas with virtually no fugitive emissions being formed since the "emissions" of the partial oxidation process are the product.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

The estimated annual savings associated with this project are $800,000.

Source: TCEQ



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