Hydrocarbon Processing The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 6/24 In cased you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week. VTT and Neste to build an integrated e-fuels demonstration facility for CO2 capture, green hydrogen and e-fuels production Power-to-Liquids technologies are on their way to commercialization in scale. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines. ESL Shipping becomes the first shipping company in the world to utilize Neste’s co-processed marine fuel for GHG emissions reduction Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will become the world's first shipping company to start utilizing new low-emission Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel in its vessels in Finland and Sweden. Maire Tecnimont strengthens its partnership with Granbio thanks to the patent validation for 2G ethanol technology Europe’s strict regulations and challenging targets for the decarbonization of transports are driving a rapidly growing demand for bio and low carbon fuels. The downstream rundown: In case you missed it In case you missed any downstream news, this piece will give you a summary of some of the top stories from last week. U.S. EPA expected to release retroactive biofuel blending mandates for 2020-2022 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release on Friday retroactive mandates for the volume of biofuels oil refiners were required to blend into their fuel for the years 2020 through 2022. BASF Bioenergy launches its new brand Spartec BASF Bioenergy launches its new brand Spartec for the North American bioethanol market. With the new brand, BASF establishes a new standard for performance and service. Overview of decarbonization pathways for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries—Part 1 This two-part article will cover the seven pathways to decarbonizing the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Executive Viewpoint: Maire Tecnimont and the second wave of the circular economy The circular economy has already entered the public’s consciousness, and consumers are increasingly aware of the urgent need to recycle plastic, with the practice becoming more widespread than ever. Editorial Comment: Pathways towards a more sustainable HPI Among the dominant, far-reaching themes within the global refining and petrochemicals industries are the increase in biofeedstocks processing to produce biofuels and greener petrochemicals, the continued push towards clean fuels production, regulations and initiatives to adhere to net-zero emissions targets, and a surge in capital investments to build renewables and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) plants.