Avantium qualified by Axens

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Please find below a press release from Avantium about the qualification of Avantium to perform independent testing of commercial naphta reforming catalysts

About Avantium Refinery Catalyst Testing
Avantium is a leading technology company specialized in advanced catalytic research, with groundbreaking innovation as its primary goal. Avantium Catalysis helps customers to accelerate their catalyst R&D – offering innovative systems and services to unveil deeper insights into catalyst properties and performance. Avantium’s proven Flowrence parallel fixed bed reactor platform generates extremely accurate and repeatable data and is optimally configured for side-by-side catalyst performance tests, allowing for a direct comparison of the catalyst performance without compromise data quality (repeatability, reproducibility and scalability) with low amounts of feed (less waste generated).
Avantium’s Refinery Catalyst Testing program offers refineries the possibility to independently evaluate catalysts options from multiple vendors. Our 16 parallel reactors units enable the side-by-side testing of up to 16 catalysts under the same exact conditions using the refinery provided feedstock. We purposely design cost-effective testing programs aiming to provide relevant test results to support the catalyst selection for hydrocracking, Hydrotreating, Catalytic Reforming & isomerization processes.
We aim to be recognized as the leading independent services provider of refinery catalyst testing to compare the effectiveness of commercial catalysts.  We are committed to providing our customers meaningful results to improve decision-making and ultimately increasing their competitiveness & profitability.

Following the acquisition of a majority stake in Heurtey Petrochem’s capital and the integration of 50% of Eurecat, Axens Group ( is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit cycle life. Axens Group provides a complete range of solutions including: technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and services for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels as well as production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates. The offer covers all of natural gas' treatment and conversion options. This unique range of solutions ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens Group’s global offer is based on: highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services.