Skip to main content
Contact Us

Talk to our experts about how we can help your business.

Co-processing Bio-based Feedstocks in the FCC

Image of Media Callout
Grace’s DCR™ Pilot Plant is the leading technology for unconventional feedstock evaluation.

Decarbonizing the refining process

In recent years the refining industry has been motivated to create opportunities and address the challenges of decarbonizing the industry. Decades ago, Grace began researching ways to help refiners survive and thrive through an energy transition. In the current issue of Decarbonisation Technology magazine, Grace’s Bob Riley, Ken Bryden, and Stefan Brandt explore the processing of bio-based feedstocks in existing FCC units.

While many companies are seeking entry into alternate energy value chains to achieve their decarbonization goals, there are significant gains to be realized from decarbonizing the refining system that are possible today. Using bio-based feedstocks as a decarbonization lever is one of the most effective methods to address emissions – especially Scope 3 downstream emissions.

Bio-based feedstock co-processing in the FCC has been employed around the world by refiners and is expected to continue to grow over time. Grace has supported refiners by leveraging our laboratory evaluation capabilities, including our unique DCR™ Pilot Plant technology, for schemes to co-process bio-based feedstocks. We have helped refiners uncover potential issues associated with co-processing and select the most appropriate bio-based feedstocks to meet their processing goals.

DCR™ Pilot Plant is a trademark of W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

Join our newsletter program.

Subscribe to receive the latest news and insights.

Want to talk to an expert?

Product and service inquiries

For all Grace product and service inquiries including:

  • Adsorbents
  • Catalysts and Additives
  • Fine Chemicals/Custom Manufacturing
  • Silicas
  • UNIPOL® PP Licensing
  • Safety Data Sheet
 

Non-product related inquiries

For all non-product related inquiries including:

  • Careers
  • Community and Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS)
  • Vendor and Supplier Submissions