Catalysts

Clariant unveils its most efficient styrene catalyst for ultra-low steam-to-oil ratio conditions

Clariant has launched its new high-performance ethyl benzene dehydrogenation catalyst StyroMax UL3.

Clariant praises Paris deal ratifications and offers to help HNO3 plants minimize N2O emissions

Clariant is committed to supporting the Paris Agreement by reducing N2O emissions with their specialty catalysts.

CB&I opens new polypropylene technology catalyst plant

CB&I has opened a new polypropylene catalyst production plant in Louisville, Kentucky, developed and implemented in cooperation with Clariant.

CB&I signs alliance agreement with Haldor Topsoe

CB&I has signed a long-term alliance agreement with Haldor Topsoe, a leading catalyst and technology provider, that will expand CB&I's licensing position for syngas opportunities.

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Where large machines are in use and the overall processes depend on a smoothly functioning plant, companies often rely on fixed maintenance schedules and diagnostic tools.

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.