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BTX

Encina designs plants that create a BTX stream with high value aromatics containing benzene, toluene, and xylene. They are the lowest molecular weight aromatic hydrocarbon homologues. BTX is also known as hydrogenated pyrolysis gasoline, and typically is a clear liquid with an aromatic odor.


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About BTX

BTX aromatics are used to make an abundance of petrochemicals, which then lead to the development of life’s everyday products; from fuels to aspirin to plastics. Other examples include: antibiotics, epoxy resins, safety glasses, nylon, clothing, toys, carpets, health care products, and more.

How BTX is made

The hydrocarbon industry typically creates BTX , the aromatic hydrocarbons, through the process of catalytic reforming of feedstock. Encina deploys proprietary licensed technologies which enable it to economically extract BTX through pyrolysis. The Encina process enables the “cracking” of hydrocarbons which creates a “pygas”. This pygas contains the aromatics, which are extracted, captured, and delivered to our customers for further processing.

Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Aromatic Hydrocarbons

How BTX is made

The hydrocarbon industry typically creates BTX , the aromatic hydrocarbons, through the process of catalytic reforming of feedstock. Encina deploys proprietary licensed technologies which enable it to economically extract BTX through pyrolysis. The Encina process enables the “cracking” of hydrocarbons which creates a “pygas”. This pygas contains the aromatics, which are extracted, captured, and delivered to our customers for further processing.