MOSCOW (MRC) -- Petrochemicals Private Company Ltd. (“MOL”) and HELM AG (“HELM”) have agreed on a long-term marketing co-operation for propylene glycols produced by MOL in its backwards-integrated, newly built polyol chemical complex in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary, according to HELM's press release.
The product range will include both technical and higher value added monopropylene glycol and dipropylene glycol grades.
The Tiszaujvaros complex will produce polyols and propylene glycols using efficient and environmentally friendly technologies such as the HPPO process (propylene oxide from hydrogen peroxide) developed by Thyssen Krupp and Evonik. The overall progress of the Project has exceeded 90%.
In the marketing agreement with HELM, MOL will contribute with its extensive knowledge in the production of petrochemicals, while HELM will provide its supply chain know-how and commercial expertise through its global market presence. Both partners also cooperate on developing the highest standards of certified propylene glycols, to distribute the materials in all fields of applications, including pharmaceutical raw materials as well as industrial applications for unsaturated polyester resin production and to serve the deicing sector.
HELM’s market knowledge and infrastructure ensure MOL’s successful and efficient propylene glycol market entry in the selected regions. However, CEE market sales, as MOL’s home market, will be co-ordinated by MOL.
As MRC reported earlier, MOL Group (Budapest, Hungary) has recently announced that Rossi Biofuel (a joint venture wherein MOL Group and Envien Group are the 25-75% owners) inaugurated a new plant in Komarom, Hungary, which will significantly increase the biofuel production volume in the country. With this investment, MOL Group and Envien Group launched a technology in Europe that can boost greenhouse gas savings by more than 85%. With a capacity of 50,000 tons per year, the plant is the first in Europe to use the RepCat technology offered by Austrian firm BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH, which is highly flexible in terms of raw materials - it allows the processing of greasy wastes of different types and origins, such as used cooking oils, trap grease, animal fats or residues from vegetable oil production. Biodiesel produced in this way is one of the most climate-friendly fuels.
We remind that in March 2021, MOL became a biofuel producer through the realization of an investment in the Danube Refinery. Bio feedstock will be co-processed together with fossil materials increasing the renewable share of fuels and reducing up to 200,000 tons /year CO2 emission without negatively affecting fuel quality.
HELM is a Hamburg, Germany, based family-owned company established in 1900 generating global revenues of EUR 6 billion per year. HELM is one of the world’s largest chemicals marketing companies. The company secures access to the world’s key markets through its specific regional knowledge and subsidiaries, sales offices and participations all around the globe. As a multifunctional marketing organization HELM is active in the chemicals industry, in the agricultural industry and in pharmaceuticals.
MOL Group is an international, integrated oil, gas, petrochemicals and consumer retail company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. It is active in over 30 countries with a dynamic international workforce of 25,000 people and a track record of more than 100 years. MOL Group operates three refineries and two petrochemicals plants under integrated supply chain management in Hungary, Slovakia and Croatia, and owns a network of almost 2000 service stations across 10 countries in Central & South Eastern Europe. MOL’s exploration and production activities are supported by more than 85 years’ experience in the field of hydrocarbons and more than 30 years in the injection of CO2. At the moment, there are production activities in 9 countries and exploration assets in 14 countries. MOL is committed to transform its traditional fossil-fuel-based operations into a low-carbon, sustainable business model and aspires to become net carbon neutral by 2050 while shaping the low-carbon circular economy in Central-and Eastern Europe.