Aerial night time photo of ethyl benzene plant

Benzene alkylation  

ExxonMobil’s innovation in catalyst process research and Technip’s experience in process commercialization, design and engineering have combined to form Badger Licensing LLC, capitalizing on the strengths of the two parent companies.

Badger is the culmination of a 30-year partnership that includes:

  • The first commercial process for producing ethylbenzene based on the proprietary ZSM-5 zeolite catalyst (1970s)
  • The first high-purity, liquid-phase processes for producing cumene and ethylbenzene based on proprietary catalysts, the Mobil/Badger EBMaxTM and cumene processes (1990s)

Below is a simplified process flow diagram for production of ethylbenzene and cumene using our proprietary EBMax technology and services:

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