BASF has introduced a new patented portable fluid catalytic cracking catalyst addition system for refinery catalysts.
Neste has begun maintenance at its Porvoo refinery early, due to a recent process disruption in a production line.
Anglo American Platinum Ltd. has invested in Greyrock Energy, Inc., a provider of small scale gas-to-liquids technology.
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.
As a critical catalytic conversion unit, the hydrocracker provides refiners with valuable feedstock and product slate flexibility.
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 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.
For many years, industry researchers have worked to find more cost-effective alternative processes than traditional hydroprocessing for upgrading petroleum fractions.
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%.
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.