FCC gasoline desulfurization for Tier 3 sulfur compliance

FCC gasoline desulfurization for Tier 3 sulfur compliance. Hoekstra Trading has released our eighth annual report, Hoekstra Research Report 8.

• We have done field tests on nine commercial FCC gasoline desulfurizers
• We have done detailed chemical analyses on 70 gasoline samples
• We have quantified the wide range of feed quality in North America
• We have proven that octane loss is high in North American refineries
• We have quantified how feed quality and heavy tails affect unit performance
• We have developed a kinetic model for FCC gasoline desulfurization
• We have enhanced our FCC gasoline process model
• We have made accurate process estimates for design, revamps, and optimization
• We have done a detailed study of Tier 3 regulations and industry response
• We have analyzed the under-investment in North American desulfurization capacity
• We have done an up-to-date analysis of the sulfur credit market
• We have done an up-to-date analysis of the octane market
• We forecast a coming gasoline octane/sulfur squeeze
• We recommend profitable Tier 3 gasoline strategies

All our results are backed by hard data and sound, objective analysis not available anywhere else.
The report includes 15 attachments which are selected publications on the process and the economics of gasoline desulfurization and octane.

Like our seven previous reports, it contains surprising and valuable information you should have.

The attached offer letter contains the Table of Contents plus everything you need to issue a purchase order and get immediate delivery.

This is a shared-cost, multi-client program, your cost is a small fraction of the total program cost.

Join our client group, which now includes 32 clients representing 74 refineries.


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