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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 
Dr Armin Brandner delivering his presentation.
 
JJ-Lurgi Engineering attended the 4th Oleochemicals Outlook Conference held from August 23-24, 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. For the annual event, which serves as a platform for the oleochemicals industry to share insights and learn from experts across the supply chain, JJ-Lurgi Engineering invited Dr Armin Brandner of joint venture partner Air Liquide Global E & C Solutions to deliver a presentation.
 
Dr Brandner’s technology paper entitled “Extending Oleochemistry: Glycerin to Bio Propylene Glycol” was a timely and interesting topic for many conference delegates, given the current excess supply of glycerin in the market.
 
During the session, Dr Brandner introduced the Bio Propylene Glycol technology, a process co-developed by BASF and Air Liquide. The process converts glycerin in its distilled form to BPG to be used as an additive in the drugs, cosmetic and detergent industry.  With this process, JJ-Lurgi Engineering is confident of providing an alternative solution to producers and stimulating growth in the currently soft market..