E3TEC Service, LLC
E3TEC Service, LLC - Alkyl Carbonates
Technology Owner: E3TEC Service, LLC
About: Converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) into high-value industrial chemicals, specifically dimethyl carbonate (DMC) and monoethylene glycol (MEG), using their patented heat-integrated reactive distillation (HIRD) process. The process uses captured CO2 as a primary feedstock and methanol and ethylene oxide as secondary feedstocks for the co-production of DMC and MEG. The HIRD-based process, integrating a distillation column with a series of side reactors and pervaporation membranes, is a transformative technology that has enhanced energy efficiency and reduced capital costs compared to current commercial processes for manufacturing alkyl carbonates and glycols.
Application: Utilization
Type: Short-term Recycling
Utilization: CO2 to chemicals
Location: S. Barrington, Illinois
Partners: Michigan State University, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Contact Information
Name: Chandrakant B. Panchal
Phone: n/a