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Well Resources Presents at the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas ONLINE

Calgary, AB, September 22, 2020 – This morning Well Resources shared industry-leading insights at the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) Americas ONLINE.


IRPC Americas is a leading downstream technology conference where key players in the petrochemical and refining sector convene to engage in dialogue on the latest advances in downstream innovation. 


During the high-level forum, Well Resources presented on “Ionikylation: Safe and Sustainable Alkylation Technology”.




Alkylate is a valuable, clean-burning, octane-boosting gasoline blending stock that is becoming increasingly important in the green economy. Unfortunately, traditional alkylation processes utilize corrosive and toxic catalysts such as hydrofluoric acid and sulfuric acid, and these chemicals pose serious safety and environmental concerns while significantly driving up the costs of safety and maintenance for refiners.

Well Resources’ safe and sustainable Ionikylation technology utilizes a non-corrosive composite ionic liquid catalyst to produce high yield, superior quality alkylate. All Ionikylation process equipment is manufactured using carbon steel and the system is operated at moderate operating conditions.

Ionikylation was first commercially demonstrated in 2005. Since then, six commercial units ranging from 50,000 to 300,000 metric-tpy have been constructed, including the world’s first successful revamp from an existing hydrofluoric acid-based alkylation unit. Several new units have been licensed and are under construction.


For those who missed the presentation, it is now available for viewing on-demand:

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