The KT – Kinetics Technology S.p.A. (Rome, Italy) is an international process engineering company belonging to the Maire Tecnimont Group, with over 35 years’ experience in implementing and management of plants for the chemical, petrochemical, and refining industries. The development and continual updating of in-house technologies, and a nucleus of process specialists with consolidated international experience acquired in over 500 projects, make the KT – Kinetics Technology S.p.A. the world’s technological leader.
KT – Kinetics Technology S.p.A.’s core competences include:
- processing, both at well-head and in refinery, with special technologies for the sulphur recovery cycle;
- hydrogen and syngas production;
- refining, petrochemical and chemical units;
- high temperature technologies (process furnaces, chemical reactors, and incinerators);
- environmental engineering;
- plant operation and maintenance.
Over the last 10 ten years the KT has always been very active in the framework of the R&D project, in particular focused on development of novel process architectures for syngas and fine chemicals production, on the design and operation of plant at pilot level for steam reforming of natural gas assisted by membrane separation for pure hydrogen production. A pilot unit available in Chieti with a capacity of 20Nm3/h of pure hydrogen is the main R&D’s outcome for the KT in this field.
KT offices are placed in Viale Castello della Magliana, 75 Rome (Italy), where KT employees carry out the research design activity.
These facilities will be made available for PROMECA researchers hosted at ICI. Moreover, KT is also owner of a pilot plant unit (capacity of 20Nm3/h of pure hydrogen) placed in Chieti Scalo, Scientific and Technological Park of Abruzzo. This pilot plant is unique in the world (to the best of KT knowledge there is only another one in Japan), thus representing a major added value for the project in terms of competences and concrete facility to run experiments and the functioning of a realistic industrial plant similar to the one that will be developed in PROMECA. To this end, KT will organize structuredvisit tours and experimental activities at the plant with PROMECA researchers from other Institutions.