BASF introduces BoroCatTM FCC catalyst to help refiners maximize margins, optimize production yields

ISELIN, NJ, March 9, 2016 – BASF today announced the commercial launch of BoroCatTM, the latest evolution of its resid oil Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalysts for the refining market. BoroCat is the first FCC catalyst based on BASF’s new Boron-Based Technology (BBT) platform designed to optimize refiners’ production yields.

Successful commercial trials have verified BoroCat’s ability to provide improved nickel passivation, leading to demonstrably lower coke, lower hydrogen and improved bottoms conversion when compared to existing technologies.

“As the latest in BASF’s series of advanced refinery catalysts products, BoroCat demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering powerful solutions for improved FCC unit performance,” said Detlef Ruff, Senior Vice President, Process Catalysts at BASF. “It’s a best in class innovation developed to help refiners optimize their operations and maximize margins.”

“BoroCat yielded excellent results during its first round of ongoing commercial trials,” added Jim Chirumbole, BASF’s Global Business Vice President for Refining Catalysts. “It exceeds the performance and characteristics that made BASF’s Flex-TecTM and FortressTM products leaders in the resid oil market.”

About BASF’s Catalyst division

BASF’s Catalysts division is the world’s leading supplier of environmental and process catalysts. The group offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials. By leveraging our industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success. Further information on BASF’s Catalysts division is available on the Internet at

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at


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