Masdar, Mitsibushi Chemicals and Inpex carry out petrochem feasibility study

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Masdar, Mitsubishi Chemical Group Corporation and Inpex Corporation are to conduct a joint feasibility study for a carbon recycle chemicals project.
This will include production of the world’s first commercial-scale polypropylene produced from CO2 and green hydrogen in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The execution of the agreement was announced during the JAPAN-UAE Business Forum held on 17 July in Abu Dhabi.
The study will be conducted to explore the feasibility of a commercial scale CRC Project to produce polypropylene from e-methanol via propylene.
The scope includes project economics and measurement of CO2 emission reduction as well as an integrated process review from the procurement of feedstock materials including hydrogen production and CO2 collection to the production of e-methanol, propylene and polypropylene.
MCG is Japan’s largest chemical company by sales volume and contributes to realising a circular economy by targeting carbon neutrality by 2050.
Together with JGC Corporation, MCG has jointly developed a technology to directly produce propylene from methanol.
Inpex represented its “five net-zero business” initiatives including the development of a hydrogen business and promotion of carbon recycling opportunities in its long-term strategy and medium-term business plan announced in February 2022.

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