Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Riva, S.

BASF, Milan, Italy

Stefano Riva is a Technical Service Manager for BASF’s Refining Catalysts business in Europe and the Middle East. He has more than 30 yr of experience in FCC and various refining optimization projects. In 2002, he joined BASF’s technical sales team. Prior to BASF, Riva worked with ExxonMobil at the Trecate refinery near Milan, Italy. He earned a degree in chemical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.

Tackle operational challenges with FCC coprocessing applications

BASF: Vincent, G.  |  Riva, S.
Axens: Barrios, F.  |  Dubois, F.
Technip Energies: Golczynski, S.

Refiners are actively developing new solutions to decarbonize their finished products—such as transportation fuels or commodity chemicals—as part of the energy transition. As a result, refiners are now exploring the co-feeding of alternative feedstocks, including renewable and recyclable crude oils, as a means of lowering the carbon footprint of their products.

Understanding HCN in FCC: Formation, effects and mitigating options

BASF: Riva, S.
Chalcat Consulting: Challis, S.

In these challenging times, fluidized catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) aim to improve margins by processing poorer- or different-quality feeds, while maintaining good yield performance.

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