Selecting catalysts for refineries depends on pilot plant test data due to its direct insight into their performance, enabling best catalyst selection for increasing margins. However, processing renewable feedstocks can be complicated given the broad range and quality of available feedstocks. Avantium’s 16-reactor units can effectively test the impact of co-processing vegetable oil on the overall performance of catalysts.
In parallel, Catalyst Intelligence developed HydroScope to translate pilot plant test data into commercial performance, enable assessment of the impact of catalyst quality on overall profitability. Avantium R&D Solutions partnered with Catalyst Intelligence to use its performance prediction model(HydroScope) to optimise hydrotreating unit performance employing pilot plant test data and to enhance its catalyst testing services.