The process of fracking to deliver unconventional fossil resources results in strong dynamics of the market. Economical important platform chemicals for plastic industry like propene cannot be produced in sufficient quantities. An increase in production volume of propene can be realized using adjusted classic Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC).
Application of a ZSM-5-containing catalyst additive results in an enhancement of selectivity and improvement of resource efficiency but also in degradation of durability and regenerability. Based on these aspects, there is a current need for research on innovative catalysts or additives via synthesis, post-synthesis, and shaping.
The aim of the project is the sustainable and applied development of an easy and reproducible synthesis strategy of ZSM-5 based additives and zeolite Y-containing cracking catalysts. This research project combines raw material efficiency by developing modified catalysts as well as recycling of spent FCC catalysts and climate protection by using biogenic resource technology, directly or as co-feed. These materials fit to challenges of FCC-conditions and increasing demand for propene.

Novel Catalyst Systems from Residues for Use of Fossil and Biogenic Resources in Oil Refinery


09/2017 - 31/01/2021

Project area(s)

Dung Quất oil refinery, Quảng Ngãi Province

Coordination (GER)

Prof. Jan J. Weigand
TU Dresden – Inorganic Molecular Chemistry
Walther-Hempel-Bau, Raum 212
Mommsenstraße 4
01069 Dresden
+ 49 351 463-42800

Coordination (VN)

Dr. Vũ Xuân Hoàn
Vietnam Petroleum Institute
VPI Tower
167 Trung Kính, Yên Hòa, Cầu Giấy
Hà Nội
+84 983800016

Project partner (GER)

  • TU Dresden, Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry, Chair of Inorganic Molecular Chemistry
  • AIOTEC GmbH Berlin

Project partner (VN)

  • Vietnam Petroleum Institute
  • Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
  • PetroVietnam, Vietnam Oil and Gas Group
  • Vietnam National University – University of Science