Catalysts to play a large part in ultra-low sulfur fuel

To meet the challenge of making diesel and gasoline with lower sulfur levels, refiners will have to depend on high hydrodesulfurization (HDS) and hydrodenitrogenation (HDN) activity catalysts. - Yoshimasa Inoue is manager of the research and development division at Nippon Ketjen Co. Ltd., Tokyo. He has 30 years of research and development experience in hydroprocessing catalysts for petroleum and synthetic fuels. Prior to joining Nippon Ketjen, Inoue spent 16 years with the central research laboratory of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd., where he was responsible for catalyst development and coal liquefaction. Inoue holds a degree from Tokyo Gakugei University.Catalyst is one of the least exp...

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