PTDF sets up Nigeria Zeolite working group

ZeoliteTHE Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), on Monday, set up a Nigeria Zeolite working group made up of representatives of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dangote Refinery, PTDF, Ahmadu Bello University, NCDMB and Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to chart a way forward for the commercialisation of Zeolite Y Catalyst.

This was the fall out of a stakeholders’ meeting on the commercialisation of Zeolite Y Catalyst, held at the PTDF Auditorium in Abuja.

The PTDF, through its research intervention, pioneered the local production of a catalyst for crude oil refining.

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The research work under the auspices of PTDF chair endowment at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University has been patented and up-scaled to a pilot plant level.

This would make it possible for Nigerian refineries to obtain their catalyst locally for refining processes.

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