BASF announced the launch of Fourtune which is a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) catalyst product for gasoil feedstock. It is based on the Multiple Framework Topology (MFT) technology and has been optimised to deliver superior butylene over propylene selectivity while maintaining catalyst activity and performance. Fourtune commercial trials have confirmed its ability to deliver better economic performance through butylene selectivity, high conversion, and maintain coke selective bottoms upgrading and high distillate yields that increase refiners’ profitability.
The MFT technology enhances performance through the use of more than one framework topology that work together to tailor the catalyst selectivity profile. Successful evaluations of the MFT technology have demonstrated Fourtune’s ability to help maximise margins and provide operating flexibility to make more butylene to feed the alkylation unit. The technology provides an answer to the increased demand for octane since today’s tighter sulfur regulations often require post treatment on the gasoline stream, which can negatively impact the octane pool.
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany