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BASF provides solutions for industry problems by focusing on innovation opportunities. Below are some examples of how BASF’s technology helps refiners reach optimal performance.

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Octane Improvement in FCC Units: An Open Choice—March 2021

Hernando Salgado and Melissa Clough Mastry, BASF Refining Catalysts, offer a review of octane improvement methods in an FCC unit and assess each method’s advantages and disadvantages.

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Role of chlorides in reactivation of contaminant nickel on fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts—February 2021

Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is an important process for the conversion of crude oil into valuable products including fuels, lubricants, and precursors for making other products.

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Tackling High Nickel Feedstock—November 2020

Xiang YangDong, Yang YuanBin, and Zhang Ying, PetroChina, alongside Karen Qingling Huang, BASF, explain how FCC catalyst technology was used at a Chinese refinery to achieve better nickel passivation and consequently increase feed rate and improve product yield structure.

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FCC Catalysts Boosts Bottoms Upgrade—October 2020

A combination of novel matrix technologies in a new FCC catalyst increased bottoms upgrading of residual feeds and improved profitability.

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Boosting profitability with butylenes to propylene ratio—September 2020

Nik Larsen and Tiffany Clark, Marathon Petroleum Corp., alongside Namal de Silva, Yorklin Yang and Daniel Neuman, BASF Corp., introduce a new catalyst that can boost butylene selectivity over propylene in FCC units.

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Driving FCCU value through fresh and flushing catalyst activity modeling—September 2020

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Boosting Profitability with Butylenes—June 2020

Nik Larsen and Tiffany Clark, Marathon Petroleum Corp., USA, with Melissa Clough Mastry and Namal De Silva, BASF, USA, examine new FCC catalyst technology which has maximised butylenes production and raised profitability in refinery trials.

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FCC catalyst deactivation studies to mimic refinery conditions for high-propylene applications—November 2019

BASF’s joint publication with CEPSA on FCC catalyst deactivation studies makes clear that lowering the metal content, using a cracking deactivation method or moving to a steam-only deactivation campaign are the best options for FCC catalyst selection.

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Catalytic Solutions to the IMO Challenge: The Resid FCC Alternative—June 2019

Resid FCC technology provides a promising solution to the production of low-sulfur marine fuels compliant with IMO’s 2020 regulations.

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Additive Innovation, Hydrocarbon Engineering—July 2017

A look at the important characteristics of an effective SOx-reduction additive to help refiners meet environmental regulations

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Creative Catalysis, Hydrocarbon Engineering—November 2015

BASF developed a new Boron-based Technology (BBT) that minimizes the effect of contaminant metals, increasing unit profitability.

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A rare alternative, Hydrocarbon Engineering—September 2015

Phosphorous presents a unique replacement for rare earth oxides in FCC refining catalysts to avoid increased rare earth oxide prices.

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New catalyst increases FCC olefin yields, Hydrocarbon Processing—April 2014

BASF catalyst shows excellent propylene selectivity for units looking to enter the petrochemical market.

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Iron poisoning investigations enable opportunities for success

A look at iron’s interactions with FCC units and methods for avoiding catalyst poisoning.

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Innovative catalyst solution mitigates FCC operational issue, Hydrocarbon Processing—May 2014

Successful trial of a thermostable co-catalyst with tailored porosity for improved FCCU profitability.