hte has been awarded to supply another unit to SINOPEC DRIPP in China

HEIDELBERG, Germany [May 24, 2022]

hte – the high throughput experimentation company is proud to announce the award of a tender to supply a 16-fold high throughput unit to Sinopec Dalian Research Institute of Petroleum and Petrochemicals (DRIPP). The Institute is an affiliate of SINOPEC, China´s largest producer and supplier of petroleum products. The unit will be commissioned by hte and installed at the research center in Dalian (China) in the first quarter of 2023.

In the past years, there has been a rapid capacity growth in China’s hydrocracking units accounting for a significant share of Asia’s total capacity. In that context, in order to support troubleshooting refinery operations and enhance their hydrocracking catalyst technology, SINOPEC is continuously acquiring the most advanced and suited catalyst testing technologies.

This 16-fold unit is designed to address the parallel testing and benchmarking of hydrotreating residue, a challenging application due to feedstock properties, at the heart of the refinery process. hte has developed an extensive experience in successfully overcoming such challenges through the findings of its contract research activities, underscored by the supply of similar technology solutions worldwide. The unit acquired by SINOPEC DRIPP constitutes a customized turnkey solution fitted with a powerful software package with the integration of online as well as offline data enabling an efficient data management and swift reporting.

Dr. Jiang leading the project at Dalian RIPP stated: “We chose to implement hte’s technology based on their track record in providing a high value proposition. The purchase of the unit allows the development of hydroprocessing residue catalysts under industrially relevant conditions, which is our main goal. The indicators we particularly valued were unit reliability, long-term stable operation, costs, safety, and good after-sales service.”

Wolfram Stichert, CEO at hte comments: “We are truly elated by the deployment of hte’s state-of-the-art technology at SINOPEC DRIPP. The trust placed by SINOPEC in our high throughput technology is the result of a collaboration, which started more than a decade ago with the installation of one of our very first high throughput units at a customer’s site. I would like to express hte’s gratitude for SINOPEC audacious’ decision at the time and continued interest over the years.”

About hte

At hte – the high throughput experimentation company, we make R&D in the area of catalysis faster and more productive. We enable cost-effective innovations and reduced time to market for new products, thereby allowing our customers in the energy & refining, chemical & petrochemical, and environmental industries to keep ahead of the competition.

Our technology and services comprise:

  • R&D Solutions: highly efficient contract research programs at hte’s state-of-the-art laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Technology Solutions: integrated hardware and software solutions, enabling our customers to establish high throughput workflows in their own laboratories.

Our customers benefit from broad technical and scientific expertise, exceptional customer orientation, complete end-to-end solutions, and outstanding data quality. Our close ties with BASF guarantee long-term orientation and stability.

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