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IndianOil enhances catalyst research with hte technology

HEIDELBERG, Germany [February 15, 2012]

hte – the high throughput experimentation company announces that IndianOil has decided to implement hte's parallel reactor technology to enhance its R&D efficiency in the field of oil refining.

hte will supply an X4500 high throughput catalyst testing system for hydroprocessing applications to the IndianOil R&D Centre in Faridabad, India.

"We are pleased that IndianOil has decided to use hte's state-of-the-art high throughput technology and are looking forward to developing a positive and long-lasting relationship. This is of strategic importance to us and increases our exposure to India’s fast-growing R&D market," says Dirk Demuth, CEO at hte.

hte‘s X4500 16-fold parallel reactor system is optimized for the high throughput testing of hydroprocessing catalysts under demanding industrial conditions. Applicable feedstocks range from middle distillates to heavy vacuum gas oil. hte’ s robust and reliable 5th generation technology allows small-scale catalyst testing over extended periods of time whilst maintaining excellent data quality comparable to pilot plant data. Furthermore, it features a sophisticated analytical suite for real-time full product analysis.

About Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

IndianOil is India's flagship national oil company with business interests straddling the entire hydrocarbon value chain – from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration & production of crude oil & gas, marketing of natural gas and petrochemicals. It is the leading Indian corporate in the Fortune 'Global 500' listing, ranked at the 98th position in the year 2011. With over 34,000-strong workforce, IndianOil has been helping to meet India’s energy demands for over half a century. With a corporate vision to be the Energy of India, IndianOil closed the year 2010-11 with a sales turnover of Rs. 3,28,744 crore ($ 72,125 million) and profits of Rs. 7,445 crore ($ 1,633 million).
The R&D Centre continues to provide significant support to the IndianOil Group refineries in product quality improvement, evaluation of catalysts and additives, health assessment of catalysts, material failure analysis, troubleshooting and in improving overall efficiency of operations. It conducts pioneering work in lubricants formulation, refinery processes, pipeline transportation and alternative fuels, and is also the nodal agency of the Indian hydrocarbon sector for ushering in Hydrogen fuel economy in the country. The Centre holds 212 active patents, with over 100 international patents. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

About hte AG

hte Aktiengesellschaft (AG), a public limited company, is a leading provider of technology solutions and services for customers in the energy, refinery, chemicals and environmental sectors. Thanks to hte’s products and services, R&D in the area of heterogeneous catalysis has become considerably faster and more productive. As a reliable partner in the field of high throughput experimentation, hte offers comprehensive expertise backed up by complementary products and services: 1) technology solutions – tailor-made integrated hardware and software systems, installed and ready for use on site at the customer’s premises; 2) R&D solutions – implementation of research cooperation at hte’s own premises in Heidelberg. With its high-quality services, hte supports its customers in the search for solutions to global challenges such as climate and environmental protection, energy efficiency and mobility. Its close ties with BASF guarantee long-term orientation and stability.


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