Refiners now have access to olefin isomerization technology that will help them meet U.S. reformulated gasoline requirements. UOP, Des Plaines, Ill., offered for license a new C5 olefin isomerization process at its petrochemical technology conference in Houston. Robert Denny, UOP director of marketing services, said the company is prepared to design and guarantee the process, called Pentesom. UOP plans to offer a similar C4 olefin isomerization process, Butesom, in 1993. MTBE, TAME U.S. refiners will soon blend ethers into gasoline to meet the minimum oxygen requirements of the 1990 Clean Air ...

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