Complementary Technologies (Propylene Production)

The following licensed technologies can bring added value by supplementing or upgrading by-products from the primary propylene production processes:


Lummus Technology licenses the Novolen® gas-phase process for the production of polypropylene resins. The Novolen process produces commodity and performance products that meet the requirements of even the most demanding applications. This low-cost and highly flexible process is reliable, versatile and environmentally friendly. 

Modular PSA Gas Recovery

Building on a track record of over 100 Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) units since 1969, Lummus Technology is your full-range supplier of adsorption-based gas separation plants for hydrogen, helium and other high-value gases. 

Alkylation – CDAlky® / CDAlkyPlus® / AlkyClean®

Alkylate is an excellent, high-octane blending component for motor gasoline, and is well-accepted in the marketplace. Alkylate is made by reacting light olefins, such as butylenes, from typical refinery sources; fluid catalytic cracking units, or from steam cracking units, with isoparaffins, such as isobutane, in the presence of an acidic catalyst.
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