The client has selected London-based Davy Process Technology, in co-operation with Union Carbide Corporation, to license its proprietary LP OXO process
technology for the unit.
It is majorly produced by oxo process
that is a two-step process in which firstly hydroformylation of ethylene with syn gas gives propionaldehyde, that is further hydrogenated to give n-propanol.
The decision to build the new plant was announced in October 1999 when Sasol reached an agreement with Davy Process Technology (DPT) to license its Low Pressure Oxo process
technology to enable the production of alcohols from the longer-chain alpha olefin components available.