ART® Hydroprocessing Catalysts
Chevron and Grace joined together in 2001 to form Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), with goals based on the values of our parents: technology expertise, world-class research and development, global manufacturing footprint, and a complete portfolio of hydroprocessing catalysts designed to meet the challenges of today's refiners. ART combines Grace's material science, manufacturing, marketing, and sales strength with Chevron's extensive experience operating its own refineries, catalyst development, and leadership in technology, design and process licensing.
Starting from a strong base of resid hydrotreating catalysts for Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)-designed units, ART's portfolio also initially included ebullating bed resid hydrocracking and distillate hydrotreating catalysts. The joint venture acquired the Orient Catalyst Company's hydroprocessing technologies and the HOP catalyst product line; has become the largest shareholder in Kuwait Catalyst Company; and has acquired and integrated new catalyst technologies from several companies, including Crosfield and Japan Energy.
Early in 2013, ART fulfilled its vision of offering a complete portfolio of hydroprocessing catalysts when it signed an agreement with CLG giving ART the exclusive right to sell CLG's hydrocracking and lubes hydroprocessing catalysts to CLG's licensees and other petroleum refiners for unit refills. The agreement streamlines hydroprocessing catalyst supply and improves technical service for refining customers by establishing ART as the single point of contact for all of their hydroprocessing catalyst needs.