Axens Awarded for a PolyFuel® Contract in Romania

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OMV Petrom has selected Axens to supply the PolyFuel® technology for its project at the Petrobrazi Refinery.The capacity of the project is 200,000 tons per year.

The aim of the unit is to maximize Diesel production by converting olefins from LPGs and Light Cracked Naphtha from the FCC into distillates while targeting Euro V specifications for Gasoline and Diesel pools.

This unit corresponds to the first reference of PolyFuel®, an innovative technology to tackle unbalanced gasoline/middle distillates slates while reaching tighter products specifications. The PolyFuel® technology is the result of more than 50 years of commercial experience in the field of olefins conversion into fuels. This experience is based on the Polynaphtha™ units licensed all over the world by Axens.

Axens will provide catalysts and adsorbents for the unit.

OMV Petrom

OMV Petrom is the largest integrated oil and gas group in Southeastern Europe, with activities in the business segments of Upstream, Downstream Oil and Downstream Gas. The group consolidated its position in the oil and gas market following a comprehensive modernization and efficiency increase process. With an annual oil and gas production of approximately 66 million barrel of oil equivalent, OMV Petrom is the main crude oil producer in Romania and supplies around half of the internal gas production. The group owns the Petrobrazi refinery, having a refining capacity of 4.5 million tons/year, and is present on the oil products retail markets in Romania and neighboring countries through 780 filling stations. 


Axens,, an IFP Group affiliate, is an international provider of advanced technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services, with a global reputation for basic engineering design excellence. The main scope of Axens' business is focused on the conversion of oil, coal, natural gas and biomass to clean fuels as well as production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates. Axens’ global offer is based on: highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and extensive commercial feedback from plants using our processes and catalysts all around the world