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[WEBINAR] Nano-engineered Zeolites in Hydrocracking Catalysts – Unlocking Ultimate Performance

[WEBINAR] Nano-engineered Zeolites in Hydrocracking Catalysts – Unlocking Ultimate Performance

19 March 2020 - 19 March 2020


Why a new nano-engineered zeolite hydrocracking catalyst technology could be a game changer for refiners.

To remain competitive, refiners must continuously adapt to emerging trends or risk an undesirable performance drop. This continuous improvement quest has driven them to process ever-more difficult feeds and advantaged crudes, to produce more and differentiated fuels, and to generate valuable lubricant base oils or petrochemical products. The hydrocracker has emerged as an important unit for providing the refinery with the flexibility to adapt quickly to market changes. However, a key constraint for the unit has been in the all-important cracking reaction: specifically, the ability to get larger molecules into the zeolite catalyst’s narrow micropores and quickly remove them after cracking to the desired products is complete.

As refiners increase processing severity in response to emerging requirements, the limitations of the catalytic material have diminished the molecular conversion efficiency and reduced product yields.

This webinar reveals how an exciting new nano-engineered technology, Shell’s Molecular Access Catalysts for Hydrocracking (MACH), has unlocked this constraint and describes the valuable opportunities this creates for refiners.