Webinar Future Challenges for Refineries

How parallelized testing technology helps to support refineries, engineering companies and catalyst suppliers with shifting product requirements towards petrochemical products and the conversion of renewable feedstocks

Refineries have never before faced such pressure, as the demand for classical products such as fuels is dwindling and foreseen to decline further for years to come. In order to maximize the profitability, refineries are forced to expand their product portfolio towards other product classes such as olefins or aromatics (petrochemicals). This paradigm shift has led to the increasing utilization of sustainable feedstocks such as vegetable oils, used cooking oils, tallow or pyrolysis oils.

It is essential for refineries and catalyst suppliers all over the world to adapt to the changing market demands. Parallelized high throughput and bench scale technology can help generate experimental data at an unprecedented speed to support crucial decisions. From catalyst change outs to the processing of renewable feedstocks, hte provides with its broad toolbox a sustainable support to refineries and catalyst suppliers.

In our free webinar, we will show

  • how to support refineries, engineering companies and catalyst suppliers with hte’s technologies and integrated workflows for catalysis R&D, quality control and catalyst benchmarking
  • hte's testing capabilities and solutions addressing not only standard refining and petrochemical catalytic processes but also novel processes aiming to overcome upcoming challenges
  • case studies supporting refinery operations in a variety of conversion processes from hydrotreatment of residues to maximizing aromatics in naphtha reforming and maximizing propylene production in FCC 

In this webinar our technical experts Ioan-Teodor Trotus, Enrico Lorenz and Marius Kirchmann will present hte’s capabilities for testing catalytic processes featuring a wide range of deactivation scale. In addition to our test portfolio for conventional refinery processes, examples illustrating the utilization of renewable feeds and petrochemical production on a laboratory scale will be shown. Furthermore, you will gain more insights into our fully digitalized workflows which help efficiently plan, run and evaluate experiments.

Webinar dates

September 28, 4 pm (CEST)

September 29, 9 am (CEST)


Please register ahead of time to the webinar by filling in the GoToWebinar form. We will send you an invite with all the necessary information. 


The webinar will be held through GoToWebinar Software. 

Follow the instructions on-screen to install. After submitting your registration, we receive your application for approval. As soon as we set the release, you are able to attend the webinar.

Please note that for reasons of confidentiality your name will remain anonymous to other attendees. This means, you will neither be able to see who else is attending the webinar nor communicate with other participants during the webinar – except panelists from hte. All questions during the Q&A session can be directed to the moderator of the webinar using the Q&A tab. You will be muted when you enter. You can use the audio options of GoToWebinar, but also dial-in via phone.

Are you unable to attend the live webinar? The event will be recorded and archived for later viewing. Please contact us. 


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Dr. Robert Henkel

Business Development Manager

T +49 (0) 172 451 9096

Dr. Jean-Claude Adelbrecht

Dr. Jean-Claude Adelbrecht

Sr. Business Development Manager 

T +49 (0) 62 21 74 97 - 473