Ethylene is a basic chemical widely used in the production of everyday items. However, its production is energy intensive and requires availability of a large feedstock volumes to be viable.
Theme 6 is developing a game-changing technology that allows the production of ethylene by inducing the pyrolysis of light hydrocarbons with lasers.
To design and demonstrate a novel energy efficient and compact reactor for the production of ethylene
Cheaper, environmentally - friendly production of ethylene
Production of ethylene in smaller quantities and in remote areas due to reduced reactor size compared to cracking furnaces
Eliminated need for cooling in transfer line heat exchangers and associated reduction in capital and operating costs due to lower reaction temperature