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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.      

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In This Issue​​                                                

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Driving octane in an ultra-low sulfur gasoline market
In this article we discuss octane fundamentals, the specifics of Tier 3 regulations, and visit a number of refinery case studies in which we focus on preserving octane, maximizing alkylation rates, and reducing sulfur to maintain regulatory compliance. 


motiva unlocks value with an innovative catalyst solution from rive and grace

​Through a unique collaborative effort between Motiva, Grace, and Rive Technology, an innovative catalyst solution incorporating Rive's mesoporous zeolite was trialed at a Motiva U.S. Gulf Coast refinery.  

UNDERSTANDING CATALYTIC SOLUTIONS FOR INCREASING MIDDLE DISTILLATE YIELDS

​To take maximum advantage of domestic crude and opportunity feed sources, refiners are exploring ways to maximize their middle distillate production.  In this article, Advanced Refining Technologies (ART) explains the extensive pilot plant work done to better understand these potential options.


IMPROVING FCC UNIT PROFITABILITY

Close collaboration was key to helping Hellenic Petroleum S. A.'s (HELPE) Aspropyrgos refinery enhance FCC unit profitability. Read how HELPE, with Grace's assistance, made a series of improvements to debottleneck certain downstream units which resulted in higher capacity for propylene and LPG processing. 



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