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Japan Petroleum Energy Center Boosts Research with hte’s High Throughput Technology

HEIDELBERG, Germany [August 5, 2013]

hte – the high throughput experimentation company announces that the Japan Petroleum Energy Center (JPEC) uses hte's parallel reactor technology in order to develop new refining catalysts and kinetic models.

hte supplied an X4500 high throughput catalyst testing system for hydroprocessing applications to the JPEC Advanced Technology and Research Institute (ATRI) in Chiba, Japan.

“We are very proud that JPEC has implemented hte's state-of-the-art high throughput technology,” says Wolfram Stichert, CEO at hte. “This valuable partnership is a very important step for increasing our exposure in the Japanese R&D market. We are convinced that our technology contributes to a successful project and are looking forward to developing a reliable, long-lasting relationship.”

hte‘s X4500 16-fold parallel reactor system is an essential tool for the high throughput testing of hydroprocessing catalysts under industrial conditions. Applicable feedstocks range from middle distillates to heavy vacuum gas oil. The 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 an analytical suite for real-time full product analysis.

About Japan Petroleum Energy Center

The Japan Petroleum Energy Center (JPEC), a Japanese non-profit organization supported by the Japanese petroleum industry, was established in 1986 and was reorganized as a general incorporated foundation in April, 2011. JPEC has been striving for attaining its goal by focusing on oil industry and petroleum in comprehensively promoting technological development, research, studies and information collection. At present, Japan is increasingly called on to address various issues that include the need for strengthening the national energy security, enhancing environmental measures for curbing global warming, and responding to the changing oil demand structure. In the light of the circumstances, JPEC continues to expand its operations on the basis of the technology development platform for oil and other energy resources. JPEC keeps working on the following: 1) Use of Petroleomics for innovative petroleum refining technology; 2) Technological development for building infrastructures for production and supply of high purity hydrogen; 3) Research on fuel utilization technologies for aiming of the resolution of technical subjects related to automobiles and fuels; 4) Collection and supply of useful information on petroleum and other energy sources. Visit JPEC´s website for more information:

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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