New FCC catalyst reduces gasoline sulfur in Italian refinery

AgipPetroli SpA's Priolo refinery reduced gasoline sulfur by replacing its FCC catalyst.Click here to enlarge imageAgipPetroli SpA's refinery in Priolo, Italy, reduced the sulfur content in its full-range gasoline by 35% by using a new fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst technology. At the same time, the unit increased its gasoline selectivity and reduced gas and coke yields.Despite having to process atmospheric resid with high levels of contaminant metals, the Priolo refinery also reduced its fresh catalyst consumption by 20%. Click here to enlarge imageGrace Davison's Kristal-243GFS catalyst technology is credited with these achievements. The catalyst enabled the Prio...

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