Europe Refining Catalysts Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The market is segmented by Ingredient (Zeolites, Metals, and Chemical Compounds), Type (Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts, Reforming Catalysts, Hydrotreating Catalysts, Hydrocracking Catalysts, Isomerization Catalysts, and Alkylation Catalysts), and Geography (Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe)

Europe Refining Catalysts Market Size

europe refining catalysts market analysis
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
CAGR: > 2.5 %

Major Players

europe refining catalysts market major players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Europe Refining Catalysts Market Analysis

The Europe refining catalysts market is estimated to witness a significant growth, at an estimated CAGR of over 2.5%, over the forecast period. Accelerating demand for higher octane fuels are expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

  • Volatility in precious metal prices are likely to hinder the market’s growth.
  • By ingredient, the zeolites segment accounted for the largest market share and is expected to grow during the forecast period owing to the fact that it is used in almost all types of refining units with major consumption in fluidized catalytic cracking units.
  • Shifting focus toward nanocatalysts is likely to create opportunities to the market growth in the coming years.

Europe Refining Catalysts Industry Segmentation

The Europe refining catalysts market report includes:

Chemical Compounds
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts
Reforming Catalysts
Hydrotreating Catalysts
Hydrocracking Catalysts
Isomerization Catalysts
Alkylation Catalysts
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Europe Refining Catalysts Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Europe Refining Catalysts Market according to our research experts:

Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts to Dominate the Market

  • The fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process plays a crucial role in refineries while producing lighter products from crude oil.
  • FCC unit helps in converting a variety of feed types, such as cracked gas oil, gas oil, deasphalted gas oils, vacuum/atmospheric resins, and others, into lighter and high-value products, such as diesel oil, jet fuel, LPG, kerosene, and gasoline.
  • In the FCC unit, the feedstock is heated at high temperature and moderate pressure. Along with this, the feedstock is brought in contact with a catalyst which helps to break the long-chain molecules of the high-boiling hydrocarbon liquids into small molecules, which are further collected in the form of vapors.
  • In the FCC process, the catalysts are used in the form of fine powders. Previously, catalysts, such as amorphous silica-alumina were used for cracking vacuum gas oils in the FCC unit. However, in the early 1960s, zeolite was commercially introduced as FCC catalysts, which had been a significant advancement in the history of catalytic cracking.
  • Owing to the aforementioned factors, FCC catalysts are of great importance in propelling the market demand for refining catalysts in the forecast period.
europe refining catalysts market trends

Russia to Dominate the Market

  • Approximately 20% of the GDP of the Russian economy is related to the oil & gas market, which has been highly volatile in the recent times.
  • Germany imports crude oil majorly from Russia. Owing to the increasing exports from the country, the demand for oil in the country has witnessed a significant rise.
  • The increase in demand for refining catalysts can be attributed to new optimizing technologies, and the debottlenecking of the existing refining complexes.
  • Due to the above-mentioned factors, the market for refining catalysts in the country is projected to grow during the forecast period.
europe refining catalysts market size

Europe Refining Catalysts Industry Overview

The Europe refining catalysts market is consolidated in nature. Key players in the market include BASF SE, Albemarle Corporation, Haldor Topsoe A/S, and W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn., among others.

Europe Refining Catalysts Market Leaders

  1. BASF SE

  2. Albemarle Corporation

  3. Haldor Topsoe A/S

  4. W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

BASF SE, Albemarle Corporation, Haldor Topsoe A/S, and W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.,

Europe Refining Catalysts Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Accelerating Demand For Higher Octane Fuels

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Volatility in Precious Metal Prices

      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 Ingredient

      1. 5.1.1 Zeolite

      2. 5.1.2 Metal

      3. 5.1.3 Chemical Compounds

    2. 5.2 Type

      1. 5.2.1 Fluid Catalytic Cracking Catalysts

      2. 5.2.2 Reforming Catalysts

      3. 5.2.3 Hydrotreating Catalysts

      4. 5.2.4 Hydrocracking Catalysts

      5. 5.2.5 Isomerization Catalysts

      6. 5.2.6 Alkylation Catalysts

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Germany

      2. 5.3.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.3.3 Italy

      4. 5.3.4 France

      5. 5.3.5 Spain

      6. 5.3.6 Russia

      7. 5.3.7 Rest of Europe


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Albemarle Corporation

      2. 6.4.2 Axens

      3. 6.4.3 BASF SE

      4. 6.4.4 Chevron Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Clariant

      6. 6.4.6 DuPont

      7. 6.4.7 Evonik Industries AG

      8. 6.4.8 Exxon Mobil Corporation

      9. 6.4.9 Haldor Topsoe A/S

      10. 6.4.10 Honeywell International Inc

      11. 6.4.11 JGC C & C

      12. 6.4.12 Johnson Matthey

      13. 6.4.13 W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Shifting Focus toward Nanocatalysts

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Europe Refining Catalysts Market Research FAQs

The Europe Refining Catalysts Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Europe Refining Catalysts Market is growing at a CAGR of >2.5% over the next 5 years.

BASF SE, Albemarle Corporation, Haldor Topsoe A/S, W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. are the major companies operating in Europe Refining Catalysts Market.

Europe Refining Catalysts Industry Report

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