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Innovative Ideas and News from Grace Refining Technologies​

W. R. Grace & Co. experts demonstrate the value of doing business with Grace in Catalagram. From improved product performance to increased profitability, Grace's FCC catalysts and additives and ART's hydroprocessing catalysts and catalysts systems deliver significant value in today's challenging refining environment.      

​​In This Issue​​                                                

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CEPSA BOOSTS PROFITABILITY THROUGH FCC CATALYST SELECTION

Grace provided a customized FCC catalyst and dedicated and proactive technical support to Cepsa's Gibraltar refinery. This effort allowed the refinery to maximize propylene and isobutylene yields, enhance LPF production, maintain gasoline yield, improve bottoms upgrading, and process heavier feed. 

ART FCC PRETREAT CATALYSTS PROVIDE SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY, PERFORMANCE​​

Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), Grace's joint venture with Chevron, steps up to meet the challenges of clean fuels regulations. Adding 586 DX® and 486 DX® catalyst to ART's ApART® Catalysts System technology enhances the flexibility and performance for FCC pretreating.

ADDITIVES REDUCE SULFUR CONTENT IN FCC NAPHTHA​

The Axion Energy refinery in Argentina conducted a commercial trial in its FCC unit, using Grace's GSR®-5 catalytic sulfur reduction technology. The trial proved that the use of catalytic additives to reduce sulfur in gasoline is a viable alternative for the refining industry challenged to produce a greater volume of fuel at the highest quality standards.

ASK THE EXPERTS​

Grace Americas FCC Technical Service Leader Ann Beniot answers questions posed at the AFPM Cat Cracker Seminar. Her responses provide an in-depth look into improving FCC unit operation.

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​If you need more information about Catalagram or Grace RefiningTechnologies, please contact Rick Ostopowicz at rick.ostopowicz@grace.com​ or call 1+ 410.531.4333.​​​​