DuPont Clean Technologies awarded contract for unit that will produce clean high octane fuel


DuPont Clean Technologies has been awarded the contract to supply Next Wave Energy Partners (Next Wave) with licensing, engineering and proprietary equipment for a Stratcoalkylation unit near the Houston Ship Channel in Pasadena, Texas.

In order to meet growing octane demand and desire for cleaner-burning gasoline, Next Wave commissioned DuPont to make the alkylation unit.

“DuPont is excited to provide Next Wave with our Stratcoalkylation technology in the world’s first stand-alone alkylation complex,” said Kevin Bockwinkel, global licensing business manager, StratcoAlkylation Technology. “This is truly a one-of-a-kind complex that will be key in supplying a high-quality gasoline blendstock to the market. The Next Wave alkylation unit will utilize several of the latest innovations from DuPont as we continue our commitment to providing the most advanced and efficient technology to our customers.”

The Stratcoalkylation technology has over 100 units licensed worldwide. Units built over 80 years ago are still in operation.

The Clean Technologies division of DuPont is a leader in process technology licensing and engineering, offering process equipment, products and services that enable an array of industrial markets, including phosphate fertilizer, nonferrous metals, oil refining, petrochemicals and chemicals, to minimize their environmental impact.

To learn more about the Clean Technologies division, visit

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