Avantium successfully performs hydrocracking catalyst evaluation of Haldor Topsøe catalysts

A series of hydrocracking catalysts from Haldor Topsøe, a world leader in high-performance catalysts and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries, were tested in Avantium’s refinery catalyst testing services.

The results obtained and data quality (precision, accuracy and reproducibility) have been independently validated by Haldor Topsøe. Especially, the reactor-to-reactor reproducibility and the flexibility of the Flowrence® technology were demonstrated for a broad range of conditions (temperature, WHSV).

“We are very pleased to have our high throughput technology validated by Haldor Topsøe for hydrocracking catalyst comparison.  This validation test is part of the ongoing efforts to formally obtain the endorsement from all major catalyst vendors of our testing approach, strategies and experimental setup. We are committed to provide our customers meaningful results to enable fact-based decisions and ultimately increase their competitiveness & profitability.”

Tiago Vilela, Director Business Development, Refinery Catalyst Testing

About Haldor Topsøe A/S

Haldor Topsøe is the world leader in high-performance catalysts and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries. Based on cutting-edge research and development, we help our customers achieve optimal performance in all phases from design to daily operations – in the most responsible way. Topsøe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers across the globe. In 2017, our revenue was approximately 760 million US dollars, and we employ some 2,200 employees. www.topsoe.com

About Avantium

Avantium is a leading technology development company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Avantium Catalysis helps customers to accelerate their catalyst R&D – offering innovative systems and services to unveil deeper insights into catalyst properties and performance. Avantium’s proven Flowrence parallel fixed bed reactor platform generates extremely accurate and repeatable data and is optimally configured for side-by-side catalyst performance tests, allowing for a direct comparison of the catalyst performance without compromise data quality (repeatability, reproducibility and scalability) with low amounts of feed (less waste generated).

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