Rive Technology was founded in 2006 to commercialize Molecular Highway technology for catalytic and separations processes, such as those used to refine petroleum, produce chemicals and biofuels, and purify air and water.
Invented at MIT, Rive’s proprietary technology improves traditional zeolite catalysts and adsorbents through the introduction of broad channels, or molecular highways, which overcome the diffusion limits of these materials, leading to better yields, process efficiency, and process economics.
Rive is commercializing its Molecular Highway™ technology for the petroleum refining industry with W.R. Grace. In mid-2010 Rive and Grace entered into a joint development and commercialization program to combine Rive’s innovative technology with Grace’s market leading capabilities in catalyst formulation and manufacturing. The companies are jointly developing and marketing breakthrough FCC catalysts based on Molecular Highway™ technology.
Rive is a global company with offices in Houston, TX, Boston, MA, Princeton, NJ, and Singapore. Rive’s Research & Development team–over thirty technical team members from leading universities, catalyst manufacturers, and oil companies–is located in the heart of New Jersey’s “Einstein’s Alley”, near Princeton, NJ.