MiRO, Axens celebrate 20 years of close partnership

Twenty years ago, at the dawn of the new millennium, MiRO (Karlsruhe, Germany) was the first end-user to select the new Axens' Prime-G+ technology to produce ultra-low sulfur gasoline. Both companies, fully committed towards cleaner fuels production, entered as pioneers in the stringent world of Euro V standards by producing ten ppm sulfur gasoline well ahead of mandatory regulations.

These were the first steps of a long and fruitful relationship illustrated by several catalyst repeat orders.

An important milestone in the collaboration was the implementation by MiRO of the first licensor’s advanced process control (APC) on a Prime-G+. This resulted in tight and proactive control of the unit operating parameters, which on the one hand, limited the risk of producing off-spec gasoline and on the other hand, the cost associated with quality.

The relationship between the two companies has remained strong throughout the years, as illustrated during the latest Prime-G+ users seminar held in 2017, where MiRO shared its precious experience with other Prime-G+ licensees.

Today, Axens' Prime-G+ is one of the leading technologies for cracked naphtha selective desulfurization with over 300 licensed units. This would not have been possible without the early collaboration of trusted partners, with an open mindset and interest for continuous improvement like MiRO.

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