Albemarle Introduces ACTION+™ Catalyst Technology: Next Generation Butylene Yields and Gasoline Octane

October 7, 2021


Albemarle Introduces ACTION+™ Catalyst Technology:
Next Generation Butylene Yields and Gasoline Octane

  • Builds on our cornerstone ACTION™ FCC catalyst technology for refiners worldwide
  • Leverages the core technology of ACTION in conjunction with a new, innovative Y-zeolite stabilization system, ZT-500
  • Commercially available immediately following two successful commercial trials

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 7, 2021 - Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced today the addition of ACTION+ Catalyst Technology to the company’s cornerstone ACTION FCC Catalyst line following two successful commercial trials. The company announced this new technology product during the 2021 AFPM (American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers) Summit in New Orleans, an annual two-day industry education event.

“Introduced in 2007, Albemarle’s ACTION Catalyst Technology has delivered best-in-class performance in butylene yield/selectivity and gasoline octane to refiners worldwide,” said Raphael Crawford, President, Catalysts. “Today’s introduction of ACTION+ catalyst technology builds off that strong history with next-generation butylene yields and gasoline octane.”

ACTION+ leverages the core technology of ACTION, the shape-selective ZT-400, in conjunction with ZT-500, a new, innovative, Y-zeolite stabilization system. ZT-500 minimizes hydrogen transfer reactions, providing maximum LPG olefinicity with unrivaled butylene/propylene selectivity, and preserves those species which maximize gasoline octane. 

“Albemarle understands that today's refiners face new, diverse and daunting obstacles to profitable FCC operation in an extremely challenging and competitive business environment,” said Crawford. “Our goal is to continue to provide novel, creative solutions for shaping and optimizing product yield slates to ensure maximum returns.”

ACTION+ Catalyst Technology is available on a global basis after completing two commercial campaigns.  Inquiries regarding ACTION+, ACTION and Albemarle’s comprehensive suite of Catalyst Technologies should be directed to Albemarle representatives on online at

About Albemarle
Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and catalysts. We think beyond business as usual to power the potential of companies in many of the world's largest and most critical industries, such as energy, electronics, and transportation. We actively pursue a sustainable approach to managing our diverse global footprint of world-class resources. In conjunction with our highly experienced and talented global teams, our deep-seated values, and our collaborative customer relationships, we create value-added and performance-based solutions that enable a safer and more sustainable future. 

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