Between 2009 and 2012 rhenium supply has probably been in rough balance with demand. With a better understanding of the market dynamics, producers should be more able to tailor future output to demand.
Gas-to-liquid catalysts an opportunity for rhenium
In addition to its invaluable contribution to the stability of superalloys and the safety of aero jet engines, rhenium is used in reforming catalysts in the production of high octane petroleum additives. It is also used as a promoter in catalysts in gas-to-liquid operations, which, although small currently, may assume much greater importance in the long term in the light of the rapid expansion of shale gas output in the USA and elsewhere.
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