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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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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.

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