Refining Catalysts Market Research Report - Forecast to 2030

Refining Catalyst Market Research Report Information By Type (FCC Catalysts, Hydrotreating Catalysts, Hydrocracking Catalysts, Catalytic Reforming Catalysts) Ingredients (Zeolites, Metals, and Chemical Compounds), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) 鈥 Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/CnM/1035-HCR | 118 Pages | Published By Chitranshi Jaiswal on March 2023         

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Global Refining Catalyst Market Overview


Refining Catalyst Market Size was valued at USD 04 Billion in 2022. The Refining Catalyst market industry is projected to grow from USD 4.3 Billion in 2023 to USD 07 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.00% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The increasing rate of refinery production to get additional petroleum products such as gasoline, high-octane fuel, kerosene, diesel, and polymers are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.
Global Refining Catalyst Market Overview


   Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Refining Catalyst Market Trends




  • Increased investment in refineries to boost market growth




Increased investment in refineries is one of the key factors driving the growth of the refining catalysts market. Refining catalysts are widely used in the refining process to improve the efficiency and quality of fuels, reduce the environmental impact of refining, and maximize yield. With the increasing demand for energy and stricter environmental regulations, refineries are investing heavily in upgrading and expanding their infrastructure, which is driving the demand for refining catalysts. Additionally, the growing use of unconventional sources of crude oil, such as shale oil and tar sands, is also fueling the demand for refining catalysts, as these sources require specialized catalysts for efficient processing.


The global demand for petroleum products continues to increase, which has led to a rise in the number of refineries being built and expanded around the world. This has, in turn, driving the demand for refining catalysts. Additionally, stricter environmental regulations have been introduced in many countries, which has further increased the demand for refining catalysts that can help reduce emissions and improve the sustainability of refining operations. Moreover, technological advancements in refining catalysts have enabled refineries to produce high-quality fuel products at lower costs. This has further increased the demand for refining catalysts as refineries seek to improve their efficiency and competitiveness. Therefore, such factors related to Refining Catalysts have enhanced the Refining Catalyst market CAGR across the globe in recent years.


Refining Catalyst Market Segment Insights


Refining Catalyst Type Insights


The  Refining Catalyst Market segmentation, based on type, includes FCC Catalysts, Hydrotreating Catalysts, Hydrocracking Catalysts, and Catalytic Reforming Catalysts. The FCC Catalysts segment held the majority share 2022 of the  Refining Catalyst Market revenue. FCC catalysts are the most widely used and held the majority share of the global refining catalysts market. FCC catalysts are used to convert heavy hydrocarbons into lighter, more valuable products such as gasoline, diesel, and other fuels. The demand for FCC catalysts is driven by the increasing consumption of gasoline and diesel fuels globally, particularly in developing countries.


Refining Catalyst Ingredients Insights


Based on ingredients, the  Refining Catalyst Market segmentation includes Zeolites, Metals, and Chemical Compounds. The Zeolites segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2023-2030. Zeolites are the most widely used and dominant ingredient in refining catalysts. Zeolites are crystalline materials with a porous structure that can selectively adsorb and desorb molecules, making them ideal for use in refining catalysts. Zeolite-based catalysts are commonly used in FCC, hydrocracking, and catalytic reforming processes. These all factors for Refining Catalyst positively impact the market growth.


Figure 2:  Refining Catalyst Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)


Refining Catalyst Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Refining Catalyst Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific is the largest refining catalyst market in the world. This can be attributed to several factors, including the growing demand for petroleum products in the region, the increasing number of refineries being built and expanded in countries such as China and India, and the implementation of stricter environmental regulations in the region. China and India are among the largest consumers of petroleum products globally. The growing demand for gasoline and diesel fuels in these countries is driving the demand for refining catalysts to increase the efficiency of the refining process and to produce higher-quality fuels. Additionally, many countries in the Asia Pacific, including China and India, are implementing stricter environmental regulations that limit the amount of sulfur and other pollutants in transportation fuels. This is driving the demand for refining catalysts, particularly hydrotreating catalysts, which can remove impurities from crude oil and other feedstocks to produce cleaner-burning fuels.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil


Figure 3:  REFINING CATALYST MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
REFINING CATALYST MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe’s Refining Catalyst market accounts for the third-largest market share. Europe is home to several refineries, and many of them are located in countries such as Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. The presence of these refineries creates a significant demand for refining catalysts, which contributes to Europe's market share in the industry. European countries have some of the strictest environmental regulations in the world, and refineries must comply with these regulations to operate. Refining catalysts can help refineries meet these regulations by reducing emissions and improving efficiency. Therefore, the demand for refining catalysts in Europe is driven by the need to comply with environmental regulations.  Europe is a densely populated region with high levels of economic activity, resulting in high demand for refined products such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. Refining catalysts are essential in improving the efficiency of the refining process, increasing the yield of refined products, and meeting the demand for these products. Further, the Germany Refining Catalyst market held the largest market share, and the UK Refining Catalyst market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


North America, Refining Catalyst market, is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2030. North America is home to several refineries, and many of them are located in the United States. The presence of these refineries creates a significant demand for refining catalysts, which contributes to North America's market share in the industry. The refining industry in North America is highly advanced and employs sophisticated technologies to enhance the efficiency of the refining process. Refining catalysts play a crucial role in these advanced technologies, and their use contributes to the growth of the refining catalyst market in North America. North America has experienced a significant increase in the production of shale gas in recent years. The abundance of shale gas has led to a surge in demand for refined products such as gasoline and diesel, creating a need for more efficient refining processes that use refining catalysts. Moreover, the U.S. Refining Catalyst market held the largest market share, and the Canada Refining Catalyst market was the fastest-growing market in the North American region.


Refining Catalyst Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Refining Catalyst market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Refining Catalyst industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth for Refining Catalyst. With significant market development like new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Refining Catalyst industry must offer affordable products.


Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the global Refining Catalyst industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. Major Refining Catalyst market players, including Albemarle Corporation. W. R. Grace & Co., Haldor Topsoe A/S, Honeywell, Uop Llc., Criterion Catalysts & Technologies L.P, Axens Sa, BASF SE, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Clariant International Ltd, and Johnson Matthey Plc, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.


Albemarle Corporation is a global specialty chemicals company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Albemarle operates in three business segments, Lithium: This segment produces lithium compounds that are used in batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage applications. Bromine Specialties: This segment produces bromine and bromine-based products that are used in flame retardants, oil and gas drilling, and water purification. Catalysts: This segment produces catalysts that are used in various refining processes to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.


Honeywell International Inc. is a diversified technology and manufacturing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Honeywell operates in four main business segments Aerospace: This segment produces advanced systems and components for commercial and military aircraft, as well as space vehicles and equipment. Building Technologies: This segment provides technologies and services for commercial buildings, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, security systems, and energy management systems. Performance Materials and Technologies: This segment produces materials and technologies for various industries, including petrochemicals, refining, and renewable energy. Safety and Productivity Solutions: This segment provides products and services to improve worker safety and productivity, including personal protective equipment, gas detection instruments, and mobile computing devices.


Key Companies in the Refining Catalyst market include



  • Albemarle Corporation

  • R. Grace & Co.

  • Haldor Topsoe A/S

  • Honeywell

  • Uop Llc.

  • Criterion Catalysts & Technologies L.P

  • Axens Sa

  • BASF SE

  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

  • Clariant International Ltd

  • Johnson Matthey Plc among others


Refining Catalyst Industry Developments


March 2022: Haldor Topsoe announced the construction of a 15,000-ton-per-year hydroprocessing catalyst plant at its current Bayport manufacturing facility in Texas.


Refining Catalyst Market Segmentation


Refining Catalyst Type Outlook



  • FCC Catalysts

  • Hydrotreating Catalysts

  • Hydrocracking Catalysts

  • Catalytic Reforming Catalysts


Refining Catalyst Ingredients Outlook



  • Zeolites

  • Metals

  • Chemical Compounds


Refining Catalyst Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 04 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 4.3 Billion
Market Size 2030 USD 07 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.00% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Ingredients, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Albemarle Corporation. W. R. Grace & Co., Haldor Topsoe A/S, Honeywell, Uop Llc., Criterion Catalysts & Technologies L.P, Axens Sa, BASF SE, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Clariant International Ltd, and Johnson Matthey Plc
Key Market Opportunities 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The presence of the most populated economies 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 The rapid development of polymer manufacturing and Refining companies
Key Market Dynamics 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Growing demand for cleaner petroleum products 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Growing oil and gas-related activities 路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Growing demand for less emitting fuel


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The 聽Refining Catalyst Market size was valued at USD 04 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.00% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

Asia Pacific had the largest share in the 聽Refining Catalyst Market.

The key players in the market are Albemarle Corporation. W. R. Grace & Co., Haldor Topsoe A/S, Honeywell, Uop Llc., Criterion Catalysts & Technologies L.P, Axens Sa, BASF SE, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, Clariant International Ltd, and Johnson Matthey Plc.

The FCC catalysts category dominated the market in 2022.

Zeolites had the largest share in the global market for Refining Catalyst.