Catalytic reforming process has been used to produce high octane gasoline since the 1940s. The process would appear to be an old process that is well established, still constant improvements are proposed at IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN). With a global R & D approach using new concepts and forefront methodology, IFPEN proposes a patented new reactor concept, increasing capacity, ensures efficiency and safety of mechanical design for reactor using modelization of the structure, develops new catalysts to increase process performance due to a high comprehension of catalytic mechanism by using, an experimental and innovative analytical approach, and provides efficient, reliable, and adapted pilots to validate catalyst performance.
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