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Catalyst testing for Refineries with greater speed and cost effectiveness

Need months to find the right catalyst? Time to speed up your catalyst testing!

Do you rely on paper studies? Are you testing in traditional pilot plants?

hte GmbH is an independent service provider where you can test and benchmark commercial refining catalysts. Instead of relying only on paper studies, hte tests catalysts side-by-side using advanced parallel reactor systems to select the best catalyst for your process taking into account activity, selectivity, product quality, H2 consumption and catalyst stability.

Your benefits

  • Reduced time & costs per experiment by using hte’s advanced parallel reactor systems (up to 16 reactors)
  • Catalyst testing under industrial conditions
    • Test real size extrudates in both small and larger scale reactors
    • Proven expertise in handling and processing of heavy feedstocks such as atmospheric residue and DAO
  • Highest data quality
  • Detailed analysis of products
  • Safe and independent catalyst testing
  • Reduced feedstock requirement
  • State-of-the-art lab facilities in Germany
  • Several years of consulting and experience working for refineries worldwide

How we work: Independent catalyst testing

commercial refining catalyst testing

Commercial refining catalysts and real feedstock provided by the refinery/catalyst supplier – hte tests in advanced parallel high throughput reactor systems and delivers results including detailed analysis of the products

Areas of refining expertise

Benchmark catalyst tests for many refining processes, such as:

  • Hydrotreating (HDS, HDN, HDA, HDO, HDM)
  • Hydrocracking
  • Resid hydroprocessing
  • Dewaxing
  • Catalytic naphtha reforming
  • Isomerization
  • Biofeedstock conversion/biofuels

Your contact

Sascha Vukojevic
+49 6221 7497 154
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Performance testing of naphtha reforming catalysts


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