Catalysts

BASF introduces portable FCC catalyst addition system in Europe

BASF has introduced a new patented portable fluid catalytic cracking catalyst addition system for refinery catalysts.

Process disruption accelerates Neste's Porvoo refinery maintenance

Neste has begun maintenance at its Porvoo refinery early, due to a recent process disruption in a production line.

Anglo American Platinum invests in Greyrock Energy

Anglo American Platinum Ltd. has invested in Greyrock Energy, Inc., a provider of small scale gas-to-liquids technology.

Freedonia Group: Global demand for refining catalysts to reach $4.7 B in 2020

Global demand for the refining catalysts market, which includes catalysts used in fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), hydroprocessing, alkylation, reforming and other applications, is forecast to grow 3.6%/yr to $4.7 B in 2020.

Unlock next-level hydrocracker flexibility in today’s turbulent markets

Baric, J., Shell Global Solutions Intl., BV; Kang, D.-H., Hyundai Oilbank Daesan refinery; Orzeszko, G., Grupa LOTOS Gdańsk refinery

As a critical catalytic conversion unit, the hydrocracker provides refiners with valuable feedstock and product slate flexibility.

Saudi Aramco and partners’ CAN-15 recognized with JPI award

Saudi Aramco and its research and development (R&D) collaboration partner, JGC Catalysts and Chemicals—a leading catalyst developer and manufacturer in Japan— have been awarded the Japan Petroleum Institute (JPI) 2015 International Technology Exchange Award.

Honeywell UOP introduces expanded range of hydrotreating catalysts

Honeywell UOP has expanded its portfolio of hydrotreating catalysts, which are used to remove impurities and contaminants from petroleum and other refining feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning gasoline and diesel that meet new global emissions regulations.

Catalytic advances make chemical upgrading a reality for heavy sour feeds

For many years, industry researchers have worked to find more cost-effective alternative processes than traditional hydroprocessing for upgrading petroleum fractions.

Catalyst replacement strategy for a hydrocracking unit at a Middle East refinery

A Saudi Aramco refinery operates a series-flow, single-stage hydrocracking unit (HU) in a recycle high-conversion mode. The HU has been in operation for over 35 years and is being debottlenecked to increase its throughput by 20%.

WR Grace to acquire global polyolefin catalyts business from BASF

BASF’s polyolefin catalysts business includes its LYNX high-activity PE catalyst technologies that are utilized commercially in slurry processes for the production of high-density PE resins.