Alliance updates performance of new dewaxing technology in Louisiana refinery

Pennzoil-Quaker State Co.'s Shreveport, La., refinery is the site of the second commercial application of MAKFining isomerization dewaxing technology.Click here to enlarge imageTo improve distillate yield and quality, Pennzoil-Quaker State Co. (PQS) recently adopted and implemented the proprietary MAKFining isomerization dewaxing technology (MIDW) in its 7,000 b/d Shreveport, La., refinery. MAKFining is a global alliance among ExxonMobil Corp., Akzo Nobel Catalysts BV, Kellogg Brown & Root, and TotalFinaElf, which markets and licenses a suite of refining technologies.MIDW choiceCees P. Smit, a general manager of Akzo Nobel, reported the choice and performance of PQS's MIDW appli...

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