St. Louis firm Elessent Clean Technologies tapped for acid regeneration plant in China
Elessent Clean Technologies has been chosen to develop a sulfuric acid regeneration plant in China.
Elessent Clean Technologies of Town and County, which offers process technologies to manufacturers, was selected to build a spent acid regeneration plant in China.
Elessent, spun off in 2021 by global chemical giant DuPont said on Tuesday that subsidiaries MECS Inc. and MECS Chemical Plants Equipment Co. would help Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Co. set up a facility. It said that its subsidiaries were contracted to provide the design, engineering, and equipment for the plant. The plant will be located in a Sinopec petrochemical complex in Ningbo.
In a press release, Eli Ben-Shoshan said, "We are honored to be a part of a project which provides Sinopec Zhenhai with a way to enhance sustainability in the area." Sinopec can keep the sulfuric acids in circulation as long as they want with our sulfuric acid recycling technology. It is a great benefit for our customers, as it allows them to add another level of sustainability to their refinery operation.
The financial costs of building the new plant have not been disclosed. According to a press release, the new plant was part of an expansion at Sinopec’s Ningbo facility.
Elessent's global headquarters is located at 575 Maryville Centre Drive. The company provides technology that it claims will help manufacturers achieve carbon neutrality and sustainability in their operation. It provides its technology and service to the metals, fertilizer and chemical industries, as well as oil refineries. Elessent will become a standalone company in 2021 after the Clean Technologies Division of DuPont was acquired by private equity investors BroadPeak Global LP and Asia Green Fund for $510m.