Tomorrow’s Catalysis


Leading R&D solutions to accelerate your catalyst development


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Leading R&D solutions to accelerate your catalyst development


R&D Services

Customized catalyst testing and R&D paired with broad scientific and technical expertise. More than 700 reactors ready for you! Read more

R&D Systems

Flowrence platform – parallel reactor catalyst testing units. Unmatched accuracy, reliability and ease of use! Read more

Refinery Catalyst Testing

Confidently select the best commercial catalyst for your application. Performance truly independently verified! Read more

Who we are

Avantium Catalysis is the leading provider of advanced catalyst testing technology and services to accelerate catalyst R&D. It is a business unit of Avantium, the Amsterdam based, Euronext listed, leading renewable chemical technology company. We have over 50 highly skilled and experienced professionals, representing over 20 nationalities, dedicated to providing you with fast and accurate R&D results, no matter how complex your chemistry or R&D challenge may be.

What we do

Avantium Catalysis helps you accelerate your catalyst R&D. We do this by supplying our advanced Flowrence high-throughput catalyst testing systems, or by executing in-house customized contract catalyst research projects. We work in a collaborative, creative and tailored manner for our customers in the fields of refining & energy, chemicals and renewables – whatever your objectives may be, we will find a way to help you.

Latest News

Shell Catalysts & Technologies renews partnership with Avantium Catalysis

Shell Catalysts & Technologies has renewed its partnership with Avantium Catalysis for four more years for the execution of catalyst testing programs with Avantium’s Flowrence® technology platform. The catalyst testing programs are tailored to accelerate catalyst...

Avantium successfully performs hydrocracking catalyst evaluation of Haldor Topsøe catalysts

A series of hydrocracking catalysts from Haldor Topsøe, a world leader in high-performance catalysts and proprietary technologies for the chemical and refining industries, were tested in Avantium’s refinery catalyst testing services. The results obtained and data...

Impact of sulphiding agents on ULSD catalyst performance

A research programme demonstrated the comparative performances of a conventional sulphiding agent and an agent that offers safer, cleaner catalyst activation. Avanitum provided high-throughput catalyst testing services for Lubrizol to independently benchmark different...

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