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LRT FCC catalysts

Albemarle’s low rare earth technology (LRT) products. Driven by its goal to provide customers with comprehensive, economic catalyst solutions and the surge in global rare earth prices, Albemarle has developed and commercialized a range of LRT products. The catalysts available for the VGO market are:
- GO™ LRT for maximum activity
- AMBER™ LRT for maximum transport fuels.
The catalysts available for the residue market are
- UPGRADER™ LRT for maximum bottoms conversion
- CORAL™ LRT for minimum delta coke.

BCMT™-500 LRT is an LRT additive for enhanced bottoms cracking
and metals tolerance.

LRT-based catalysts are designed to contain low levels of rare earth but provide the activity and stability of a catalyst with a higher rare earth level. The yield selectivities and product qualities can be custom tailored to meet refiners’ objectives. LRT catalysts are successfully being used in several FCC units throughout the world. Moreover, Albemarle is a global leader in low rare earth products. Analysis of FCC equilibrium catalysts from around the world indicates that units supplied by Albemarle operate, on average, at lower rare earth contents than those supplied by other companies. This is particularly impressive, given Albemarle’s industry-leading residue product portfolio. The excellent activity and performance obtained from LRT catalysts are the results of the integration and optimization of several commercially proven, well‑established and proprietary Albemarle catalyst technologies.

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