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hte and JGC C&C announce Research Project in High Throughput Testing of Hydrocracking Catalysts

HEIDELBERG, Germany [May 23, 2013]

hte – the high throughput experimentation company and JGC C&C announce a research project in the field of hydrocracking catalyst activity testing. In this collaboration hte used its in-house developed X4500 – trickle-bed catalyst testing system for hydroprocessing applications.

The research project allows JGC C&C to use hte’s X4500 testing system in order to evaluate different extrudate-type hydrocracking catalysts in a stacked-bed configuration. The X4500 system is optimized for high throughput testing of hydroprocessing catalysts under demanding conditions, while processing highly viscous feeds. It allows small-scale testing in the range of 1-5 mL over extended periods of time whilst maintaining excellent data quality comparable to pilot plant data.

“hte’s proven, industry leading high throughput technology allows us to test our catalysts in a very fast and reliable manner at reduced costs and much faster time-to-market as a consequence,” said Dr. Jun Fuchikami, General Manager at the Catalysts Research Center of JGC C&C.

“We are pleased that JGC C&C has chosen to work with hte. We see this as a further acknowledgement of our technology and services contributing to JGC C&C´s success. We look forward to further strengthening our partnership and our role in the Japanese market,“ commented Wolfram Stichert, CEO at hte.

About JGC C&C

JGC C&C is a manufacturing company with three specialized business fields: Catalysts, Fine Chemicals, and Materials for Environment & New Energy. JGC C&C is accelerating innovation in product manufacturing with an uncompromising attitude toward 'Mastering the Art of "Nano"' in order to contribute to building a sustainable society. JGC Catalysts and Chemicals Ltd is the result of a merger on 1st July, 2008 between Nikki Chemicals Co. (est'd 1952) and Catalysts & Chemicals Ind. Co., Ltd (CCIC), (est'd 1958).

About hte

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. Its product portfolio comprises both technology solutions – tailor-made integrated hardware and software systems, installed and ready for use on site at the customer’s premises – and 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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