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New Albemarle Catalyst Boosts Refinery Gasoline Yields

Albemarle Corporation has introduced a new catalyst specifically designed for application to gas oil feeds to increase naphtha yields by as much as 3% while significantly reducing coke, a critical advantage for refiners. The new “GO-ULTRA” products can deliver these results while also providing a marked improvement in bottoms cracking capabilities.

GO-ULTRA is the first fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) product to be offered from the company’s new ONYX manufacturing technology process. ONYX involves a unique manufacturing process which results in enhanced pore structure and optimized active site distribution. The new catalyst technology utilizes a novel matrix composition that is also being explored for potential use in other market segments.

Albemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered and innovative specialty chemicals for consumer electronics; petroleum and petrochemical processing; transportation and industrial products; pharmaceuticals; agricultural products; and construction and packaging materials.

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