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  • 1The Catalyst Review April 2014Industry Rumors: U.S. Energy Policy.

    April 2014 A Publicati on of The Catalyst Group Resources, Inc. Volume 27, Issue 4April 2014 A Publicati on of The Catalyst Group Resources, Inc. Volume 27, Issue 4April 2014 A Publicati on of The Catalyst Group Resources, Inc. Volume 27, Issue 4

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    THE CATALYST REVIEW (ISSN 0898-3089) April 2014, Volume 27, Number 4 Published by The Catalyst Group Resources, Inc., 750 Bethlehem Pike, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002, USA+1-215-628-4447 Fax +1-215-628-2267 thecatalystreview@catalystgrp.comPOSTMASTER: Send address changes to: The Catalyst Group Resources, Inc.750 Bethlehem Pike Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002, USACopyright 2014 The Catalyst Group Resources, Inc. All rights reserved. Legal Disclaimer. Copyright Clearance Center.The Catalyst Group Resources, Inc. is a division of The Catalyst Group, Inc., a worldwide techni-cal & commercial consultancy specializing in chemical process-driven change. The Catalyst Group Resources, Inc. is dedicated to helping clients understand the business impacts of technology change.

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    CONTENTS

    In This IssueCommercial News

    Shale Gas to Drive New Capacity Wave. ................................................................. 2

    Enhance Competitiveness of Chinas Propylene Oxide Industry through Innovation and Industrial Chain Extension. ............................................................ 2

    JX Nippon Oil & Energy HS-FCC Technology Demonstrated. ..................................2

    GTL Joint Venture ................................................................................................... 3

    ExxonMobil Chemical Opens World-Scale Production Plant for Synthetic Base Stocks ............................................................................................................. 3

    Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies Ltd. and Rennovia, Inc. to Develop and Commercialize Production Technology for Bio-based Glucaric Acid and Adipic Acid. ........................................................................................................................ 3

    Process News

    Siluria Technologies Unveils New Development Unit for Liquid Fuels from Natural Gas Based on OCM and ETL Technologies. ................................................4

    Custom Catalyst Resists Oxidation.......................................................................... 4

    Media Review

    Carbon Capture ...................................................................................................... 5

    Special feature

    Polyolefin Catalyst Market Overview...................................................................... 7

    Experimental

    Effect of CO2 on the DeNOx Activity of a Small Pore Zeolite Copper Catalyst for NH3/SCR ............................................................................................................15

    Oligomerization of Ethylene to -Olefins: Discovery and Development of the Shell Higher Olefin Process (SHOP) ........................................................................ 16

    Heterogeneous Catalysis of CO Bond Cleavage for Cellulose Deconstruction: A Potential Pathway for Ethanol Production ..........................................................17

    Movers and Shakers

    Robert (Rob) M. Rioux, PhD.................................................................................... 18

    Jennifer Wilcox

  • 1The Catalyst Review April 2014

    In This IssueCommercial News

    Shale Gas to Drive New Capacity Wave. ................................................................. 2

    Enhance Competitiveness of Chinas Propylene Oxide Industry through Innovation and Industrial Chain Extension. ............................................................ 2

    JX Nippon Oil & Energy HS-FCC Technology Demonstrated. ..................................2

    GTL Joint Venture ................................................................................................... 3

    ExxonMobil Chemical Opens World-Scale Production Plant for Synthetic Base Stocks ............................................................................................................. 3

    Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies Ltd. and Rennovia, Inc. to Develop and Commercialize Production Technology for Bio-based Glucaric Acid and Adipic Acid. ........................................................................................................................ 3

    Process News

    Siluria Technologies Unveils New Development Unit for Liquid Fuels from Natural Gas Based on OCM and ETL Technologies. ................................................4

    Custom Catalyst Resists Oxidation.......................................................................... 4

    Media Review

    Carbon Capture ...................................................................................................... 5

    Special feature

    Polyolefin Catalyst Market Overview...................................................................... 7

    Experimental

    Effect of CO2 on the DeNOx Activity of a Small Pore Zeolite Copper Catalyst for NH3/SCR ............................................................................................................15

    Oligomerization of Ethylene to -Olefins: Discovery and Development of the Shell Higher Olefin Process (SHOP) ........................................................................ 16

    Heterogeneous Catalysis of CO Bond Cleavage for Cellulose Deconstruction: A Potential Pathway for Ethanol Production ..........................................................17

    Movers and Shakers

    Robert (Rob) M. Rioux, PhD.................................................................................... 18

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    Synthetic biology Company launches Jv to Commercialize gas-to-liquids bioconversion; Isobutanol first Target...Synthetic biology company Intrexon Corporation has formed Intrexon Energy Partners (IEP), a joint venture with a group of external investors, to optimize and to scale-up Intrexons gas-to-liquids (GTL) bioconversion platform. IEPs first target product is isobutanol for gasoline blending. Intrexons natural gas upgrading program is targeting the development of an engineered microbial cell line for industrial-scale bioconversion of natural gas to chemicals, lubricants and fuels, as opposed to employing standard chemical routes. Intrexon says it has already achieved initial proof of concept with an engineered microbial host converting methane into isobutanol in a laboratory-scale bioreactor. Intrexon says that its biocatalyst approach to GTL bioconversion reduces energy use, production costs, and waste while producing a single high value produ