Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. selects Axens Octanizing™ Technology

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Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. BPCL has selected Axens to provide the technology licenses for a Naphtha Hydrotreater and a Continuous Catalytic Regeneration CCR Reformer (Octanizing™) at its Mumbai Refinery.

The 900,000 tons-per-annum (TPA) CCR reformer is being designed to operate on mixed mode to produce benzene and toluene or minimum 108 RON reformate destined for gasoline conforming to Euro III / IV specifications. Besides meeting the additional requirements of Euro IV fuels, this project will pave the way for further quality upgrading to meet Euro V standards.

Axens is a technology benchmark in gasoline and diesel pool upgrading projects. Other clean fuel technologies are: Prime-G+™ the leading gasoline desulfurization technology, Prime-D™ and Prime-K™ for ultra low middle distillates desulfurization, Hy-C10™ mild-hydrocracking with simultaneous diesel quality improvement and HyK™ high conversion hydrocracking for high quality middle distillates.