Over the years our client base has grown steadily – it now spans four continents and includes some of the world’s leading energy and chemicals companies. Since we work under strict confidentiality agreements with our industrial partners, it is still the case that many of these relationships are not publicly disclosed, as is also the case with details about the actual content of the research programs.
We are extremely proud of the testimonials we have received over the years and continue to receive from people working with hte.
RESEARCH VICE PRESIDENT
"hte has supplied Haldor Topsøe with a high throughput hydroprocessing unit. The accuracy with respect to temperature, pressure and flow control is as good as promised by hte, and we are confident that the added capacity obtained with this unit will aid us in our development work."
TECHNOLOGY VICE PRESIDENT CONVERSION
"The BP Conversion Technology Centre has been working with hte since 2005. The results achieved have aided the development of new technology, reducing the development time and increasing the confidence in early technology appraisal. The experience and professional nature of everyone in hte combined with their evident skill in experimentation has created a strong working relationship and makes hte a great company to work with."
"We selected hte as a partner for our qualification project because of its reputation in independent catalyst testing and its ability to provide experimental services across the major refining processes," says Belma Demirel.
MANAGER OF HETEROGENEOUS CHEMICAL CATALYSIS
David commented on the research collaboration of CRI with hte: "The hte tools complement our ongoing catalyst development work at Shell’s Westhollow Technology Center in Houston. We look forward to continuing our work with hte staff to bring new ethylbenzene dehydrogenation catalyst products and technologies to market."
VICE PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
"We are happy to continue our collaboration with hte, a leading provider of modern R&D solutions and technology. By introducing hte’s comprehensive, web-enabled data management solution myhte™ we also will address our goal to introduce digitalization in catalysis R&D. An innovative partner like hte will add value to our business in the long term, and this will significantly enhance our pace of innovation."
MANAGER, R&D CENTER
"We were looking for a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution with robust and flexible testing rigs. Due to its reputation and leadership in the HT field, we selected hte. This company has the experience in setting up an HT lab organization and also a broad knowledge of the Middle Eastern market. With this innovative ‘lab of the future’ in Dhahran, we will boost our R&D and take our catalytic technologies more rapidly to market."
“With our research activities, we strive to become a world-renowned R&D center in petroleum refining and petrochemical integration fields. We appreciate the huge value of high throughput experimentation for expanding our business globally. In hte we have found the perfect partner to support our catalyst development, and we hope to intensify our cooperation in the future,” said Wang Yamin.
"With hte’s reactor technology we will be able to accelerate our catalyst testing whilst maintaining excellent data quality. We recognize hte’s proven expertise and experience in delivering state-of-the-art technology and are excited to be collaborating with hte," says Hou ZhangGui.
DIRECTOR OF Q8 RESEARCH
"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 Albert de Bont.
DIRECTOR PROCESS EXPERIMENTATION
"After a thorough market evaluation, we selected hte’s technology because of its proven expertise in test units for catalyst and process development. This technology and fully integrated software solution will contribute significantly to reducing the time and costs associated with the development of new processes and new catalysts."
"The greatest advantage of using hte’s technology has been the vast amount of time saved during this project. By using this approach we have been able to produce results in a matter of months. This would normally have taken over two years using conventional testing equipment."
GENERAL MANAGER CATALYSIS
Georgieanna said about the extension of the strategic research collaboration of Chevron and hte: "Chevron looks forward to continuing our productive relationship with hte. We see high throughput experimental techniques as an important and developing tool in the area of catalyst discovery."
MANAGER OF THE CATALYSIS DIVISION
“We have been operating this research solution for over nine months now and have seen excellent results. The data quality matches our pilot data”, said Bob Saxton. “To reduce our R&D costs and increase efficiency at the same time, we opted for downscaling. After many years of close collaboration, we selected hte to modernize our laboratory”, he added.
SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER
"Automation of manual lab operations is the key for high throughput synthesis of catalysts. With the help of hte, we analyzed existing workflows and found great opportunities to speed up the development and finally market entry of our highly innovative products."
PROCESS ENGINEER, REFINERY DEVELOPMENT
"The collaboration with hte enabled us to find the best suited catalyst for our CHD unit. The parallel reactor system allowed us to gather more data in less time and even to extend the duration of the pilot test for simulation of different conditions. We are pleased with the results and we will definitely consider hte for future pilot tests again."
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
"hte has proven its extensive expertise in high throughput testing of Fischer-Tropsch catalysts and related applications. Furthermore, hte has already built an excellent reputation on the Chinese market. So it was the obvious choice."
“We selected hte for this task of commercialization because of its long-term reputation as technology leader in the market and its fundamental understanding of the FCC process,” says Avelino Corma.
HEAD OF PLATFORM TECH. R&D CENTER
“We selected hte for its unique technology specifically suited to processing heavy feeds such as atmospheric residue, and for its versatility in addressing a wide range of applications (diesel hydrotreatment, vacuum gas oil (VGO) hydrocracking, lubes, and many more). We are very satisfied with the data quality obtained, which matches our pilot plant data,” says Dr. Kim Taejin.
HEAD OF DOWNSTREAM RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
"Diesel hydrotreatment is an important refinery process. Being able to predict catalyst activity during the entire life span gives us more confidence in selecting the right catalyst for our refineries," says Thomas Raetzsch.
HYDROCRACKER UNIT ENGINEER
"We were satisfied with the performance of the benchmarking test carried out by hte, which produced the industrially relevant data we required to make the right decision for our catalyst change-out in a timely manner. Moreover, hte significantly relieved GC of the burden related to the contractual process with catalyst vendors. We will be happy to consider the services of hte for our future catalyst change-outs."