October 2007


The role of biofuels uncovered

More processing to reach tighter fuel specifications and Europe's growing appetite for diesel means that carefully selected biofuels will have to bear the weight of efforts to reduce fuel-chain CO2 emissions

Peter Tjan, Secretary General, European Petroleum Industry Association    Comments? Write: editorial@HydrocarbonProcessing.com Our main business is operating refineries to produce oil products which keep Europe warm and mobile. We have about 116 refineries in the EU with a total capacity of some 755 million tpy. This represents some 19% of global capacity and together with its extensive depot and pipeline infrastructure the portfolio is fully adequate to meet Europe's total oil demand. Refineries are facing two major challenges in today's environment. The first challenge is that they must be able to produce products me

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