Leading Scientific Journal Highlights the Impact of Rive’s Proprietary Technology in Catalytic Cracking

ChemCatChem Catalysis, December, 2014

In December of 2014, ChemCatChem Catalysis announced that “Realizing the Commercial Potential of Hierarchical Zeolites: New Opportunities in Catalytic Cracking” by Rive Technology founder Javier-Garcia Martinez, Kunhao Li, and Julia Valla, is among its top 25 most-accessed articles of 2014.

The paper highlights that since the turn of the 21st century, a tremendous amount of effort has been devoted to introducing larger pores, typically mesopores of 2–50 nm in diameter, into conventional zeolites. The zeolite-modification process has been scaled up to the commercial scale. FCC catalysts with proper chemical compositions, as well as physical and mechanical properties, have also been manufactured on the commercial scale, supplied to two separate commercial refineries, and have undergone successful trials that delivered significantly improved product yields and increased economic value to the refiners.

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