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Innovations & Awards

More than 1,100 catalyst experts drive innovation in our global R&D network. One measure of their success is the awards and other forms of recognition they receive from customers, suppliers, professional associations, industry trade groups, and other organizations. Following are selected examples from recent years.

2020

BASF Catalysts | Fourtune Press Release

2020

BASF introduces Fourtune™ Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst to deliver more butylenes for refiners

BASF announced today the commercial launch of Fourtune™ which is a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst product for gasoil feedstock. Fourtune is the latest product based on BASF’s multiple framework topology (MFT) technology. It has been optimized to deliver superior butylene over propylene selectivity while maintaining catalyst activity and performance.

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BASF Catalysts | Fourtune Press Release

2020

BASF wins “Best Catalyst Technology” for Fourtune™ at the 2020 HP Awards

BASF was awarded “Best Catalyst Technology” at the 2020 Hydrocarbon Processing (HP) Awards for its Fourtune™ FCC catalyst. Fourtune is the latest product based on BASF’s Multiple Framework Topology (MFT) technology. It has been optimized to deliver superior butylene over propylene selectivity while maintaining catalyst activity and performance. The technology provides an answer to the increased demand for octane since today’s tighter sulfur regulations often require post treatment on the gasoline stream, which can negatively impact the octane pool.

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BASF Catalysts | Durasorb Technology

2020

Shell qualifies BASF Durasorb™ Cryo-HRU technology for removal of heavy hydrocarbons and water from natural gas

Leveraging the extensive know-how and experience of BASF adsorption experts, Shell has qualified BASF Durasorb™ Cryo-HRU technology for deployment in Shell gas processing plants with lean feed gas streams. Use of Durasorb Cryo-HRU technology, in the pre-treatment section of an LNG production plant offers an effective solution for the removal of trace HHCs, BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene), and water to cryogenic specifications in a single unit.

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BASF Catalysts | Altrium

2020

BASF introduces Altrium™ Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst to increase transportation fuel yields

BASF announced today the commercial launch of Altrium™, a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst for mild to heavy resid feedstock. Altrium incorporates BASF’s newest Advanced Innovative Matrix (AIM) and the proven technology IZY (Improved Zeolite-Y). It has been optimized to increase transportation fuels yield (gasoline and distillate) while having a deeper coke selective bottoms conversion of resid feeds.

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BASF Catalysts | ZEAL

2020

BASF introduces ZEAL™ Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive to deliver more propylene for refiners

BASF announces the commercial launch of ZEAL™ which is a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) additive product designed to enhance the production of light olefins in FCC units that process resid or gasoil feedstocks. ZEAL is the latest product development that will enable refiners to quickly respond to the increasing shift to petrochemical feedstocks. ZEAL has been optimized to deliver superior propylene yields while maintaining the base catalyst performance.

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BASF Catalysts | Tri-Metal Catalysts

2020

BASF launches a new Tri-Metal Catalyst, developed in collaboration with and sponsored by Sibanye-Stillwater and Impala Platinum

BASF announced that it has successfully developed and tested an innovative Tri-Metal Catalyst technology that enables partial substitution of high-priced palladium with lower-priced platinum in light-duty gasoline vehicles without compromising emissions standards. Adoption of the Tri-Metal Catalyst can reduce catalytic converter costs for automakers and partially rebalance market demand for PGMs, thereby enhancing PGM market sustainability.

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2019

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2019

BASF and Linde win ICIS Award for Best Process Innovation

Linde’s DRYREF™ syngas process in combination with BASF’s SYNSPIRE™ catalyst enable steam reforming of methane in dryer conditions and the use of CO2 as feedstock, allowing for energy savings and improved CO2 footprint. For this new technology, BASF and Linde Engineering have now received the ICIS Award 2019 for Best Process Innovation. ICIS (Independent Commodity Information Service) is the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider and each year an expert jury selects the winners of the prestigious Innovation Awards.

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2018

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2018

BASF’s Deoxo™ aircraft ozone business wins Airbus Best Performer Gold Award

BASF’s Deoxo™ aircraft ozone business won the Airbus Best Performer Gold Award for the second year in a row at the recent Airbus equipment and systems Supplier Quality Improvement Program (SQIP) event. The Airbus SQIP awards recognize only a handful of suppliers who have excelled in overall quality and delivery performance throughout the entire calendar year. Deoxo™ ozone converters convert harmful ozone to oxygen in aircraft cabins. 

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2018

R&D Award for Catalyst Designed to meet the Latest Emission Regulations

The R&D Council of New Jersey recognized BASF inventors with the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for outstanding environmental contributions. The team of researchers developed a novel diesel oxidation catalyst design which utilizes less precious metal, while significantly improving performance. Diesel oxidation catalysts for heavy duty diesel engine emission reduction are required to remove hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide from the exhaust. At the same time, the catalysts provide additional functionality to facilitate removal of soot and nitrogen oxides by the downstream soot filter and selective catalytic reduction catalyst. Click here to watch the video of our award winners.

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2017

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2017

R&D Award for Catalyst Designed to Optimize Oil Refiners’ Yields

The R&D Council of New Jersey recognized BASF inventors with the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award for outstanding environmental contributions. The team of researchers developed BoroCat™, the first Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst based on BASF’s unique Boron-Based Technology (BBT) platform. Click here to watch the video of our award winners.

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2015

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2015

"Quality 5-Star" Award, Hyundai Motor Company

BASF Mobile Emissions Catalysts Asia Pacific received the "Quality 5-Star" Award from Hyundai Motor Company. The award is based on a multi-dimensional evaluation system that covers six criteria pertaining to quality, including control and management of production processes.

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2015 Growth Partner Award

2015

Growth Partner Award, Renault-Nissan Alliance

BASF Mobile Emissions Catalysts Europe was presented with a Growth Partner Award from Renault-Nissan Alliance. The award recognizes BASF as a long-term preferred development partner that will help the global automaker achieve its strategic targets. 

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2015 Edison Award

2015

Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, R&D Council of New Jersey

BASF scientists were recognized for creating an innovative new base metal catalyst composition that will make motorcycles used for transportation in developing countries more environmentally friendly and affordable to produce.

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2015 Scr

2015

Excellence in Catalysis Award, The Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York

BASF received a 2015 Excellence in Catalysis Award from the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York. BASF’s copper chabazite zeolite has established its place as the industry leading solution for reducing NOx emissions from diesel-powered vehicles.

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2014

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2014

Excellent Supplier Award of the Year 2014, Wuyang-Honda Motors

BASF Mobile Emissions Catalysts Asia Pacific received the "Excellent Supplier Award of the Year 2014" and the “Distinguished Contribution Award” in the category “Cost Reduction and Value Added” from Wuyang-Honda Motors.

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2014

Supplier of the Year 2014, Hyundai Kia Motors

Heesung Catalysts, a Joint Venture of BASF in Korea,  won the Grand Award as "Supplier of the Year 2014" from Hyundai Kia Motors. The Grand Award is given exclusively to the most superior supplier, selected among more than 3,000 suppliers of Hyundai after a thorough evaluation of quality, technology and management aspects. Hyundai also awarded Heesung Catalysts with the "Grand Quality 5 Star" and "Technology 5 Star" awards for outstanding achievements in quality and technology aspects.

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Rd Council Of Nj Award 2014

2014

Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, R&D Council of New Jersey

BASF scientists were recognized for creating Mercury Sorbent HX™, which cost-effectively controls mercury emissions while also preserving the value of the fly ash that utilities sell to the concrete industry as an admixture.

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Fiat Supplier Performance Award 2014

2014

Supplier Performance Award, Fiat Auto Argentina

BASF’s Mobile Emissions Catalysts production plant in Indaiatuba, Brazil, was the recipient of a “Supplier Performance Award” presented by Fiat Auto Argentina for developing a more cost effective catalyst that reduces the amount of precious metal required to comply with local emissions regulations

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Cooperation Excellence Award Of The Year 2014

2014

Cooperation Excellence Award of the Year 2014,SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Co., Ltd. (SAIC PV)

BASF Catalysts (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. received the "Cooperation Excellence Award of the Year 2014" from SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Co., Ltd. (SAIC PV). The award recognizes BASF's high quality service and innovative emissions after treatment solution.

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Strategic Supplier 2014

2014

Strategic Supplier Recognition Award, ExxonMobil Catalyst Technologies LLC

The company honored BASF’s Custom Catalysts business and the Seneca site for providing a “reliable supply of quality catalyst products.”

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2014

Best Supplier Award 2014 - Efficiency, Tata Motors Limited

BASF Catalysts India Private Limited (BCIL) received the "Best Supplier Award 2014 - Efficiency" from Tata Motors Limited. The award recognizes BASF's support of Tata Motors' Cost Reduction initiatives.

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2014

Construct Safely Award, The Polish National Labour Inspectorate

BASF was the overall winner of the “Construct Safely Award” and recognized for the creation of safe working conditions at the Mobile Emissions Catalysts plant in Środa Śląska, Poland.

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2014

Best Quality Award, Mitsubishi Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

BASF Chemcat (Thailand) Limited received the "Quality Award - Best Quality Award of the year 2013" from Mitsubishi Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. The award recognizes BASF's excellent achievements of zero defects in quality and 100% on-time delivery.

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2013

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2013

Supplier of the Year, Chrysler Group LLC

BASF was named Supplier of the Year for extraordinary performance in the areas of Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development by Chrysler Group LLC. The Sustainability award recognizes BASF’s long-term commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability and for being a leader throughout the industry. 

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Paiiz

2013

Largest Investment Award, The Polish Agency for Foreign Investments (PAIIZ)

PAIIZ recognized BASF for its €150 million investment to build and equip a new mobile emissions catalysts production facility in Środa Śląska, a Special Economic Zone near Wroclaw.

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Honda Supplier 2013

2013

Supplier Quality Award, Honda

BASF's Mobile Emissions Catalysts business in Brazil received the Honda Supplier Quality Award based on timing, quality, and cost metrics.

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2012

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2012

Top Ten Supplier and Best Cost Reduction/Value Added Supplier, Wuyang-Honda Motors, Ltd.

BASF's  Mobile Emissions site in Guilin, China, was named a "Top Ten Supplier" and "Best Cost Reduction/Value Added Supplier" by Wuyang-Honda Motors, Ltd. based on the motorcycle manufacturer's Quality/Cost/Delivery assessment system.

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2012

French Pierre Potier Award for Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) Research

BASF received the French Pierre Potier Prize which pays tribute to chemical innovations that support sustainable development. 

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2012

Best Delivery of the Year, Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co. Ltd.

BASF Chemcat (Thailand) Limited received a "Best Delivery of the Year" award from Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co. Ltd. for outstanding delivery performance.

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2012

World Excellence Award for Excellence in the Face of Adversity, Ford Motor Co.

Ford honored our team effort to continue providing it with auto emissions catalysts after tornadoes led to a multi-day power outage at our Huntsville, Alabama, site.

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Hyundai 170X80

2012

“Grand 5-Star Award”, Hyundai / Kia Motor Company

This award recognizes BASF’s emissions catalyst joint venture for its industry leadership and commitment to advanced quality automotive emissions control catalysts and systems.

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2011

2015 Edison Award

2011

Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, R&D Council of New Jersey

BASF scientists were recognized for developing a highly efficient, single-component technology that removes harmful emissions from diesel engine exhaust.

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2011

Diamond Supplier Award, Navistar

Each year, less than three percent of Navistar's 1,300 suppliers are selected to receive the company's Diamond Supplier Award. BASF's Catalysts division has won it four years in a row.

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2011

Supplier Quality Excellence Process Award, Caterpillar, Inc.

BASF’s relentless focus on quality has been recognized in each of the last three years by Caterpillar, Inc., which cited our excellent process control, ongoing commitment to continuous improvement, and quality emissions abatement products.

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2011

World Excellence Award for Corporate Responsibility, Ford Motor Co.

Ford recognized BASF for helping to reduce the environmental impact of Ford products, and BASF's global practices related to sustainable development. BASF supplies Ford with an array of products, including emissions catalysts.

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2010

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2010

Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, R&D Council of New Jersey

This award recognized 10 BASF scientists for the development of emissions catalysts that effectively remove harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel engine exhaust.

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2010

New Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

BASF Nickel Cobalt Manganese (NCM) cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries allow higher energy density, safety and efficiency, and can be well suited for the evolving requirements of batteries in automotive drivetrains.

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2010

DOC/LNT and SCR on Filter Emissions Control System

Our Diesel Oxidation Catalyst/Lean NOx Trap and Selective Catalytic Reduction on a diesel particulate filter system reduces emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and soot from diesel engines. It requires only two components and can eliminate the need for a urea injection system.

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2010

Catalyzed Soot Filter (CSF) for Diesel Engine Emissions Control

We commercialized the first CSF, including development of innovative new coating processes and equipment to successfully manufacture the product. We leveraged our early experience in the retrofit market to the light-duty diesel OEM (original equipment market) and then to the heavy-duty diesel OEM.

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2010

Multi-Stage Reaction Catalyst

The Multi-Stage Reaction Catalyst (MSRC) platform is a breakthrough manufacturing innovation for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts. The novel MSRC manufacturing process allows for the combination of two or more FCC catalyst functionalities within a single catalyst particle.

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2010

Readers' Choice Award, Chemical Processing

The readers of Chemical Processing named BASF the top technology provider for catalysts in the magazine's annual "Readers' Choice Awards" competition -- the seventh year in a row that we have won the honor.

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2009

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2009

Quality & Delivery Award, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.

The automaker recognized us for providing outstanding quality products and services.

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2009

Best Supplier Award, Donaldson Co., Inc.

Each year, only two percent of Donaldson's suppliers are selected to receive the company's Best Supplier Award.

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Chinese

2009

Prestigious Catalysts Supplier Award, Chinese Phthalic Anhydride & Plasticizer Industry Association

The award recognized BASF’s significant contributions to the Phthalic Anhydride industry.

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2009

Appreciation Award, Formosa Plastics

Presented to us by the Polypropylene Division of Formosa Plastics for being a reliable supplier of high quality polyolefin catalysts.

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2009

North American Nanocatalysts Green Excellence Award, Frost & Sullivan

We received this award for our NanoSelect™ catalyst technology, developed to meet the market requirements of providing a lead-free replacement for Lindlar catalysts used in hydrogenation.

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2009

Product of the Year Award, Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Technology, Frost & Sullivan

BASF's innovative SCR technology removes harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel engine exhaust.

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