National Petrochemical & Refiners Association

Annual Meeting — March 2011

Rive Technology presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association. Rive Technology and Grace Davison are commercializing advanced fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst technology that dramatically increases the yield of transportation fuels per barrel of crude oil. Rive’s Molecular Highway™ technology makes traditional zeolite catalysts more capable of cracking large hydrocarbon molecules, and allows valuable primary cracked products, like gasoline and diesel molecules, to more readily escape the catalyst before they are overcracked to less valuable light gases and coke. This new catalyst is a drop‐in replacement for current catalysts and will enable refiners to increase throughput and profitability without capital investment. In this paper we explain Rive™ zeolite technology, and describe its incorporation into a Grace proprietary catalyst matrix formulation.


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