Ketjen Launches ReNewFine Catalyst Portfolio for 100% HVO

Newly available HVO catalyst portfolio for production of renewable fuels

HOUSTON, June 8, 2023 - Ketjen Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation and a leader in catalyst and specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of its ReNewFine catalyst system for 100% hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) processing and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production.

Initially developed as a custom solution for Neste, a forerunner and leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, Ketjen’s ReNewFine for 100% HVO applications is now commercially available to the general market.

“This milestone could not have been accomplished without our successful partnership with Neste,” said Ketjen President Michael J. Simmons. “We thank Neste for the joint experience and ability to develop and refine this catalyst solution for hydrotreated vegetable oils. We are excited to be able to supply the general market with this time-tested catalyst solution that enables renewable fuels production.”

Since 2005, Neste has successfully used Ketjen’s catalyst solutions to maximize the production of renewable fuels and improve its operational efficiency with a range of raw materials at Neste’s refineries.

“We are grateful for more than two decades of partnership with Ketjen and excited for this next chapter,” said Executive Vice President, Renewables Platform Carl Nyberg from Neste. Ketjen’s launch of ReNewFine to the general market has the potential to transform the renewable fuels landscape.”



About Ketjen

Ketjen is a provider of advanced catalyst solutions to leading producers in the petrochemical, refining and specialty chemicals industries. From fluidized catalytic cracking to clean fuels solutions to hydro-processing to organometallics and curatives, Ketjen delivers safe and reliable solutions that increase production performance and business value. A wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), Ketjen Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and serves global customers through operations in 27 markets. For more information, visit


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