BASF and Linde Engineering have received the ICIS Award 2019 for Best Process Innovation.

The award recognises Linde’s DRYREF™ syngas process in combination with BASF’s SYNSPIRE™ catalyst which enables steam reforming of methane in dryer conditions and the use of CO2 as feedstock, contributing to energy savings and improved CO2 footprint.

“Finding the right balance between profitability, energy efficiency and cutting CO2 emissions is a challenging task in process development,” said Will Beacham, ICIS Chemical Business Deputy Editor.

“Linde and BASF have collaborated to push boundaries of chemistry to propose a ground-breaking new catalyst and steam-reforming process with higher efficiency, lower energy demand and a lower CO2 footprint.”

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Source: Linde

“This project is an excellent example of how our broad expertise in catalysis and process research combined with Linde’s deep know-how in process technology can drive radical innovation,” said Detlef Ruff, Senior Vice-President of Process Catalysts at BASF. 

“We are very proud to receive this award as it honours Linde’s and BASF’s strong commitment to provide more sustainable solutions to its customers,” said Klaus Ohlig, Head of Research and Development at Linde Engineering.

“With DRYREF™ and SYNSPIRE™, we provide a solution to customers that is environmentally and commercially attractive.”

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