SteelTrace announces selection by Chevron Technology Ventures for esteemed Catalyst Program

SteelTrace, a digital platform provider utilizing blockchain technology to manage all aspects of the steel supply chain, has been selected by Chevron Technology Ventures, LLC as part of its Catalyst Program.

From crude oil to light olefins: Development and industrial application of the next-generation catalyst for catalytic pyrolysis process

Sha, Y., Wang, P., Zhou, X., Zhu, G., Lu, W., Ouyang, Y., Song, H., Lin, W., Luo, Y., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing

Light olefins, particularly ethylene and propylene, are the most crucial building blocks for the petrochemical industry.

Clariant announces grand opening of its new CATOFIN catalyst plant in China

Clariant announced today the grand opening of its new CATOFIN catalyst production site in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China.

Maintenance and Reliability: Non-standard flanges for catalytic cracking units

Knauf, M., Garlock

In more complex petroleum refineries, a secondary processing step may be implemented to produce more usable end products.

Evonik Catalysts invests in capacity expansion to support Activated Nickel Catalysts market

Evonik Catalysts is fully on track to expand its production capacities for activated nickel powder catalysts marketed under the KALCAT and Metalyst brands at its production sites in Germany, and India.

Crude C4 alternatives for a successful grassroots petrochemicals project

The disposition of the crude C4 stream from a steam cracker is a project configuration topic that deserves some discussion.

An advanced extractive distillation process for aromatics recovery

Lee, F. M., Shen, M. Z. Y., Chen, C. Y., Shin-Chuang Technology Co. Ltd.; Chen, Y. H., Cartell Chemical; Hsu, K. C. R., International Innotech Inc.

This article focuses on a novel extractive distillation (ED) process for recovering benzene, toluene and xylene (BTX) aromatics from a full-boiling-range pyrolysis gasoline or reformate feedstock—a process that has been commercially demonstrated and is ready for licensing or a JV.

Efficient and robust hydrogen peroxide propylene oxide (HPPO) process

Xia, C., Lin, M., Zhu, B., Peng, X, Luo, Y., Shu, W., Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC; Li, H., Wang, W., Changling Petrochemical Co. Ltd., SINOPEC

Propylene oxide (PO) is an important organic building block in industry and is used to manufacture polyether polyols, unsaturated resins, nonionic surfactants and carbonates.1,2,3

Shell Catalysts & Technologies to increase pricing of catalyst products globally

Shell Catalysts & Technologies (SC&T) announces a global price increase of its refining and chemical catalyst products lines.

How digitalization is turning data into value in the heart of the refinery: FCC catalysts

Gim, S., Chen, A., BASF

Digitalization has impacted the world of refining for the past several decades.