Shaw, Axens selected license next gen catalytic cracking technology

Shaw, Axens selected to license next gen catalytic cracking technology

12:57 PM, 7th April 2011
Shaw, Axens selected to license next gen catalytic cracking technology


BATON ROUGE, US: The Shaw Group Inc and Axens have been selected to license a next-generation catalytic cracking technology that will help refiners maximize the production of propylene and other high-value refinery products.


The advanced technology, high severity fluidized catalytic cracking (HS-FCC), will produce higher yields of propylene and other light valuable products than conventional fluidized catalytic cracking units. The technology developers selected Shaw and Axens to promote and license the technology worldwide.


The HS-FCC technology has evolved during a 15-year development effort that combines the innovation of five separate entities. During phase one, Japan’s Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (JX) and Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) formed a research venture. During phase two, Saudi Aramco joined JX and KFUPM to continue developing the technology. JX embarked on the third phase of development including the scaling-up of the demonstration unit.


Shaw and Axens provided engineering services for the unit, which is expected to be operational in 2011. The HS-FCC design uses Shaw and Axens’ regeneration and catalyst transfer technology.

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