Shell and Dow join forces for electric cracking technology

July 03, 2020
Owning the Energy Transition
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Shell and Dow will co-develop technology to electrify steam crackers for ethylene production. The two companies join the likes of Neste, BASF, SABIC, and Total in developing electric cracking technology. Shell and Dow did not disclose any timeline for development and scale-up, although a commercial system is not likely before 2030. Steam cracking for ethylene is one of the most energy-intensive processes in the chemical industry, and successful electrification can significantly cut down emissions if powered by renewable electricity. 

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