ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC responds to customer need for a local catalyst regenerator

ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC is pleased to announce that it has executed a Catalyst Treatment Agreement for ExxonMobil benzene alkylation catalysts with Novokuibyshevsk Catalyst Plant Ltd.

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ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC responds to customer need for a local catalyst regenerator

ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC (“ExxonMobil”) provides advantaged process technologies and cutting-edge proprietary catalysts for refining and petrochemical industries throughout the region of Russia.

One of these technologies, ExxonMobil zeolite catalysts for benzene alkylation is widely used by petrochemical companies for production of ethylbenzene and cumene in the styrenics and phenolic value chains. 

During their life cycle, these catalysts are subject to a periodic off-site regeneration to restore their performance. The regeneration process requires specific equipment, mostly located at certain regeneration facilities based outside of Russia.

When an expansive need was identified for local off-site regeneration of ExxonMobil’s benzene alkylation catalysts in Russia, ExxonMobil responded promptly with a solution. After a thorough assessment and technical audit, ExxonMobil executed a Catalyst Treatment Agreement for ExxonMobil benzene alkylation catalysts with Novokuibyshevsk Catalyst Plant Ltd., a Rosneft subsidiary.

Since December 2016, Novokuibyshevsk Catalyst Plant Ltd. has operated its off-site catalyst regeneration plant licensed by Porocel International LLC with a capacity of 4,000 metric tons per year. This plant is reliable, safe, very well equipped, and can perform catalyst regeneration in accordance with ExxonMobil’s requirements.

From left: Elena Velichko, Business Development Manager, ExxonMobil; Igor Uskov, Chief Engineer, Novokuibyshevsk Catalyst Plant Ltd.; Kathleen M. Keville, Manager, Catalyst Development and Manufacturing Support, ExxonMobil.

This new cooperation between ExxonMobil and Rosneft leverages technical experience and strengthens collaboration between the companies. It brings value to ExxonMobil’s customers in Russia by allowing them to regenerate ExxonMobil catalysts locally, as well as expands capabilities of Novokuibyshevsk Catalyst Plant Ltd.

“We are pleased to have been able to qualify regeneration services in Russia for our benzene alkylation catalysts to simplify the regeneration logistics for our growing list of Russian customers. We are especially happy that we can do it in cooperation with Rosneft who have been a long-term business partner in Russia,” said Alex Bolkhovsky, vice president for ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC.

“Meeting the market needs for catalyst regeneration, including catalysts for the petrochemical industry, is our main task and priority. Cooperation with ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLС is an important step in meeting the emerging demand in this sector and developing technical competencies of Novokuibyshevsk Catalyst Plant Ltd.,” said Alexey Golubev, general director of Novokuibyshevsk Catalyst Plant Ltd.

Local ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC contact: Elena Velichko, +7 495 139 15 55

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