Catalysts

New BASF CircleStar catalyst decreases CO2 footprint for products ranging from jet fuel to plastics

ASF introduces CircleStar, an innovative dehydration catalyst to process renewable feedstocks. The novel star-shaped catalyst achieves a 99.5% selectivity for the ethanol-to-ethylene (E2E) conversion.

The Downstream Rundown: In case you missed it 09/16

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week. These articles include announcements from Clariant, Aemestis, Evonik, ADNOC, Technip and more. Stay up to sate with the latest industry news.

Mitsui Chemicals selects ethylene oxide catalyst from Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Mitsui Chemicals has asked Shell Catalysts & Technologies for its Shell S-896 catalyst, which is expected to provide important economic benefits from raw material (ethylene) savings and also help the organization meet the decarbonization goals.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 09/02

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week. These articles include announcements from BASF, Shell, Axens, Petronas and many more. Keep up to date with the latest industry news.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Braskem agree to extend relationship

During the meeting, SC&T and Braskem agreed to extend their 15-year relationship for an additional five years. SC&T provides technical support and works with Braskem to improve operational performance and maintenance.

Fujian Eversun selects Lummus' CATOFIN and Novolen Technologies for large-scale units

The process operates at thermodynamically advantaged reactor pressure and temperature to maximize conversion of propane to propylene, while reducing investment and operating costs.

History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, M&A, GTL and the fieldbus wars

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.

Hydroprocessing catalyst reload and restart best practices—Part 2

Dyke, S., PetroQuantum; Pongboot, N., Global R&D

Hydroprocessing (hydrotreating and hydrocracking) units are high-pressure, high-temperature units that have multiple reactors, multiple beds per reactor and specialized metallurgy. Catalysts in these units are replaced on a 2 yr–5 yr cycle, depending on feed quality, unit design, catalyst selection, operational constraints and performance.

NRL selects Lummus' Novolen technology

The award is for a new 360 KTA polypropylene (PP) unit using Novolen technology at NRL's refinery in Golaghat, Assam, India. Lummus' scope includes the technology license, basic design engineering, training, technical services and catalyst supply.