Catalyst Regeneration Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Catalyst Regeneration market is segmented on the basis of Method (Ex Situ and In Situ), Application (Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes, Environmental, Energy & Power, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast for Catalyst Regeneration in revenue (USD Million) for all the above segments.

Market Snapshot

Catalyst Regeneration Market Overview
Study Period: 2016-2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: >5 %
Catalyst Regeneration Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The global catalyst regeneration market (henceforth, referred to as the market studied) is estimated to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period (2016-2026). The factors driving the growth of the market studied are the high cost of new catalysts and regulations related to the disposal of spent catalysts. On the flip side, the impact of the COVID-19 is expected to act as a barrier to the growth of the market studied. 

The Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes segment is expected to dominate the catalyst regeneration market over the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific dominated the catalyst regeneration market and is also forecasted to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period owing to the increasing consumption for countries such as China, India, and ASEAN Countries, among others.

Scope of the report

The catalyst regeneration process renews catalysts, making them reusable. Regenerated catalysts are used in several processes such as steam and naphtha reforming. Apart from these, these catalysts are also used in various processes including hydrogenation, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydro-desulfurization, and hydro-treatment, among others. The catalyst regeneration market is segmented by method, application, and geography, By the method, the market is segmented into Ex Situ and In Situ. By application, the market is segmented into Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes, Environmental, Energy & Power, and Other Applications. The report also covers the market sizes and forecasts for the Catalyst Regeneration market in 17 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

Ex Situ
In Situ
Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes
Energy & Power
Other Applications
South Korea
ASEAN Countries
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes Segment to Dominate the Market

Catalysts play a major role in petroleum refining since most of the processes beyond the crude unit are catalytic. Several straight-run fuels that are produced through fractional distillation do not meet the standards for low-sulfur and higher-octane fuels. Thus, these crude unit fractions are processed further. An increase in fuel octane number can be achieved through catalytic reforming and isomerization processes, both of which are catalytic in nature.

During the functioning of catalyst, it may be poisoned by any number of contaminants in the feed. Its surface, void spaces, and pores may be fouled by carbon that is produced by cracking and condensation reactions. There are six mechanisms for the deactivation of catalysts used in petroleum refining, including poisoning, fouling, thermal degradation, vapor compound formation, vapor-solid, and solid-solid reactions, and physical damage to the catalyst support. Crude oil contains sulfur and certain metals, such as nickel and vanadium, which act as poisons for many refinery processes, like catalytic reforming. A chemical poison may act in several ways to deactivate the catalyst. The adsorption of these particles on catalyst physically blocks multiple reaction sites. They also prevent or bring down the surface diffusion of adsorbed reactants.

With the ongoing increase in the strict regulations related to the disposal of spent catalysts, and steps to make the overall refining process more economical, the consumption of regenerated catalysts is expected to grow at a healthy rate in the coming years, in refining application

Catalyst Regeneration Market Key Trends

China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Market

  • China is one of the fastest-growing economies, globally. Furthermore, almost all the end-user industries have been witnessing growth, owing to the growing population, living standards, and per capita income.
  • The Chinese manufacturing sector is one of the major contributors to the country’s economy. The range of Chinese goods includes cement, chemicals, textiles, toys, electronics, ships, rail cars, automobiles, and aircraft, among other products.
  • China is a hub for chemical processing, accounting for a major chunk of the chemicals produced globally. The country contributes more than 35% of global chemical sales. The chemical industry is another prominent end-user industry in China. Many major companies in the market have their chemical plants in China. With the growing demand for various chemicals, globally, the demand for precious metal catalysts from this sector is projected to grow during the forecast period.
  • Polyolefins, such as polyethylene and polypropylene, are widely used in the production of these products. Thus, China has become a significant location for the manufacturers and exporters of plastic products. Currently, China is a major producer and consumer of polyolefins, worldwide. The demand for polypropylene increased by 4.7% over the recent past.
  • However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the market was affected in the early 2020 but recovered towards the end of the year. 
Catalyst Regeneration Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

The global catalyst regeneration market is partially consolidated with the major payers accounting for a decent share of the market. The market is highly dynamic with the leading players aiming to increase their market share through product innovation, capacity expansions, and mergers & acquisitions. The major players in the market include Eurecat, CORMETECH, Zibo Hengji chemical Co., Ltd., Evonik Industries AG (Porocel), and BASF SE, among others.

Recent Developments

  • In July 2021, BASF has expanded its chemical catalyst recycling capacity and capability with the acquisition of Zodiac Enterprises LLC in Caldwell, Texas.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 High Cost of New Catalyst and Regulations Related to the Disposal of Spent Catalyst

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Method

      1. 5.1.1 Ex Situ

      2. 5.1.2 In Situ

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Refineries and Petrochemical Complexes

      2. 5.2.2 Environmental

      3. 5.2.3 Energy & Power

      4. 5.2.4 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. ASEAN Countries

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Advanced Catalyst Systems LLC

      2. 6.4.2 Al Bilad Catalyst Company

      3. 6.4.3 AMETEK.Inc.

      4. 6.4.4 Axens

      5. 6.4.5 BASF SE

      6. 6.4.6 CORMETECH

      7. 6.4.7 EBINGER Katalysatorservice GmbH & Co. KG

      8. 6.4.8 Eurecat

      9. 6.4.9 Evonik Industries AG (Porocel)

      10. 6.4.10 NIPPON KETJEN Co., Ltd.

      11. 6.4.11 Yokogawa Corporation of America

      12. 6.4.12 Zibo Hengji chemical Co., Ltd.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The catalyst regeneration market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The catalyst regeneration market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Eurecat, CORMETECH, BASF SE, Zibo Hengji chemical Co., Ltd., Evonik Industries AG (Porocel) are the major companies operating in catalyst regeneration market.

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