hte supplied a high throughput catalyst testing system for hydroprocessing applications to Kuwait Petroleum Research and Technology (KPR&T / Q8 Research), an affiliate of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). The 16-fold reactor system was installed in 2018 in Rotterdam, Netherlands and is now delivering its first results.
KPC has the largest combined Atmospheric Residue DeSulphurisation (ARDS) capacity in the world, which in turn requires leading expertise in residue processing. KPR&T decided to use high throughput catalyst testing as it is a time-saving and cost-efficient approach for commercial catalyst testing. With hte’s proprietary technology, full-size commercial catalysts can be tested under commercially relevant conditions. These tests can be performed on real refinery feedstocks ranging from diesel, vacuum gas oil (VGO), and deasphalted oil (DAO) to atmospheric residue.
“After a thorough selection process, we chose a high throughput unit from hte that meets the extensive requirements for processing atmospheric residue. We are very satisfied with the data obtained. We recognize hte’s proven expertise and experience in delivering high-end technology and we are very excited to be collaborating with hte,” says the Director of Q8 Research, Albert de Bont.
“We are pleased that KPR&T has decided to use hte’s top-performing high throughput technology and we are looking forward to developing a reliable and long-lasting relationship. This collaboration brings a great opportunity for hte to further expand its exposure in the fast-growing R&D market in the Middle East,” says Wolfram Stichert, CEO at hte.
At hte – the high throughput experimentation company, we make R&D in the area of catalysis faster and more productive. We enable cost-effective innovations and reduced time to market for new products, thereby allowing our customers in the energy & refining, chemical & petrochemical, and environmental industry to keep ahead of the competition. Our technology and services comprise:
– R&D Solutions: highly efficient contract research programs at hte’s state-of-the-art laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany
– Technology Solutions: integrated hardware and software solutions, enabling our customers to establish high throughput workflows in their own laboratories.
Our customers benefit from a broad technical and scientific expertise, an exceptional customer orientation, complete end-to-end solutions, and an outstanding data quality. Our close ties with BASF guarantee long-term orientation and stability. For more information, visit our website www.hte-company.com.
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