Ziebarth, M.

W. R. Grace, Worms, Germany

Mike Ziebarth is the director of catalyst research in refining technologies at W.R. Grace. He has over 22 years of research experience at Grace on FCC catalysts and additives. Mr. Ziebarth has co-authored 23 granted US patents and seven pending patents in FCC catalysts, environmental additives and olefins additives. He holds a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Maximize petrochemicals in the FCCU to boost refinery margins, improve gasoline pool quality

In light of the current market dynamics, challenging the FCCU to move out of its “maximum gasoline” comfort zone is a winning strategy to drive overall refinery profitability.