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GO-ULTRA™ catalysts

Get more from your gas oil feed streams. Facing today’s economic challenges, refiners worldwide are seeking to restore margins and increase profits by maximizing yields from their operations. For the gas oil market, Albemarle’s research and development team has created a breakthrough fluid cracking catalyst that offers impressive benefits and higher value than existing market offerings.

Albemarle’s GO-ULTRA™ FCC catalyst
Based on the company’s innovative ONYX™ manufacturing technology, GO-ULTRA was designed specifically for application to gas oil feeds. Compared to conventional gas oil catalysts, GO-ULTRA offers better gasoline selectively (up to almost four percent [4%] greater naphtha yields) while significantly reducing coke formation. GO-ULTRA also provides marked bottoms conversion improvement.

GO-ULTRA: Built to perform
Multiple test have consistently verified GO-ULTRA’s performanceadvantages. In four different comparisons between GO-ULTRA and Albemarle’s RUBY™ FCC catalyst (results shown below), all samples were deactivated by mild CD (1000 ppm Ni, 1000 ppm V), followed by ACE testing using a typical VGO. At constant conversion (Figure 1), gasoline increases by two percent (2%) to almost four percent (4%) at the expense of coke and LPG. At constant coke (Figure 2), the trend is equally clear: up to four percent (4%) additional gasoline and a smaller amount of LPG created at the expense of bottoms (slurry).

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