Litz, K.

Auterra Inc., Schenectady, New York

Kyle Litz is the chief technology officer of Auterra Inc. He has over 22 years of experience in process chemistry and new materials development. Dr. Litz is the lead co-inventor of the FlexOX catalyst and the FlexUP process, and he is responsible for Auterra’s technology development toward commercial introduction. Dr. Litz has more than 30 issued US patents co-filed in over 30 countries and 12 peer-reviewed publications. He earned his BS degree in chemistry from UT-Dallas and his PhD in chemistry at the University of Michigan. In 2016, he was admitted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Remove sulfur and nitrogen from liquid hydrocarbons with absorption process

Litz, K., Edison, K., Rankin, J., Auterra Inc.

Adsorption is a well-known and simple separation technique finding application in water treatment, specialty chemicals production, gas separation and removal of trace impurities.

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.