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BASF, ExxonMobil conclude gas treatment agreement

LNG Industry,

BASF and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) have concluded an agreement on EMRE’s FLEXSORB™ gas treatment technology.

The agreement provides BASF with the right to sublicense the technology and supply the related solvent to third parties.

The FLEXSORB technology is known in the industry for its selective removal of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in presence of carbon dioxide (CO2). The selectivity advantage allows achieving high H2S removal at low solvent circulation rates resulting in lower energy consumption compared to conventional processes. The reliable process is characterised by low corrosion and lower foaming compared to conventional gas treating solvents.


“With the license from EMRE we are further strengthening our OASE® gas treatment portfolio especially in the selective gas treatment area,” explained Dr. Andreas Northemann, head of the global gas treatment business in BASF’s Intermediates division.

“The high selectivity and effectiveness of our FLEXSORB gas treatment process makes it attractive and competitive in new markets. The agreement with BASF will extend the reach of this technology around the globe,” added Vince Alberico, EMRE’s head of Technology Sales and Licensing Department.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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