Hydrocarbon Processing Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 2 Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber calls for maximum energy, minimum emissions in ADIPEC opening address ADIPEC is taking place against the backdrop of complexities which the world is facing and H.E. Dr. Al Jaber sought the wise counsel of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in deciding whether to dwell on the challenges or focus on the opportunities in his remarks. Online Feature: Modular LNG: Why is it advantageous? Q and A with Bryan Glover, President Honeywell UOP Hydrocarbon Processing’s Technical Editor, Sumedha Sharma sat down with Bryan Glover, President of Honeywell UOP, the hydrocarbon technology licensing and products business within Honeywell to discuss LNG and its role in the energy mix. bp accelerates and expands in bioenergy, agreeing to buy leading US biogas company Archaea Energy In a move that will expand and accelerate the growth of its strategic bioenergy business, bp announced that it has agreed to acquire Archaea Energy Inc., a leading producer of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the US. 2022 <em>HP</em> Awards Finalists Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year. Sustainable steel/chemicals production: Removal of impurities for valorization of steel mill gases Industry faces significant challenges relating to the transition toward cleaner energy and more sustainable feedstocks. Carbon intensity of U.S. power generation continues to fall but varies widely by state From 2016 to 2020, the carbon intensity of U.S. power generation fell 18%, driven by a shift in the U.S. electricity generation mix away from coal and toward natural gas and renewables. History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation. U.S. Department of Energy invests $31 MM to advance carbon capture and storage for natural gas power and industrial sectors The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management announced more than $31 MM in funding for 10 projects to develop carbon capture technologies. The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 08/19 In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week.