Fluid Catalytic Cracking

Catalytic breakdown of long-chain hydrocarbons into small-chain hydrocarbons for maximizing light distillate yields in refineries.

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The fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) is one of the most important secondary refining processes for fuel production in the oil and gas industry today, a status the technology has maintained since the 1940s. However, as a mature and standardized technology, the FCC is also under the threat of gradually transforming into a sunk cost as demand for gasoline wanes in the decades ahead, unless new ...

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