Nick Rea, Business Manager, said that ethane – a hydrocarbon produced as part of the LNG production process – presented an attractive new business opportunity, and was worth looking into.
Rea commented: “Our high purity, cryogenic ethane has extremely low levels of moisture, sulfur and other contaminants making it ideal for the refrigeration industry and for speciality gases.
“Interest in ethane is growing, particularly in the refrigeration industry since the widespread phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons, so we’re happy to have a market presence where customers are after a safe and reliable supplier in Australia rather than further afield.
“Customers realise the benefits of a shorter supply chain, with our supply available in close proximity to Fremantle Port.”
Rea noted that the company has previously supplied ethane to a large international LNG project, and that there was increasing interest in the Asia-Pacific region.
He added: “EVOL is the only Australian producer of bulk, cryogenic ethane for these applications so we’re looking to grow the business in Australia and in the Asian market. We are able to ship cryogenic ethane by ISO tank to any destination.
“It’s a new line of business for us but one that is showing promise and our ability to adjust our production processes to meet specific customer requirements is giving us the edge.”
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