How a second generation hydrotreating catalyst was developed for high pressure ultra-low sulphur diesel units and hydrocracker pretreaters

The worldwide market demand for more active NiMo hydrotreating catalysts is extraordinary. Despite tremendous improvements in catalyst technology for the past 20-30 years, ultra-low sulphur fuel legislation and the shift towards VGO hydrocracking to maximise diesel production are more than ever forcing refiners to search for the absolute top tier NiMo catalyst for their ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) or hydrocracker pretreat reactor.

Hydrotreating catalyst.png