Hydrocarbon Processing 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. History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, MandA, GTL and the fieldbus wars Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally. History of the HPI: The 1980s: Oil spike/collapse, liquid crystals, conducting polymers and the rise of AR/VR Several major impactful events took place in the global oil and gas and petrochemical industries in the 1980s. History of the HPI: The 1970s: Crises, clean air, plastic bottles and the DCS The 1970s were marked by several historical events that affected not only the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) but nations around the world. Xylene-loop scheme for minimized GHG emissions and PX production cost Molecular management, energy efficiency and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have become major focuses for petrochemical complexes, including aromatics plants. Save energy and reduce CO<sub>2</sub> emissions with closed-loop optimization of utilities networks Oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical companies face the difficult challenge of maximizing profitability while achieving aggressive decarbonization objectives set for 2030 and beyond. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1960s: Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes Petrochemicals rise in prominence and new know-how in refining processes History of the HPI: The 1960s: Synthetic oils, zeolite catalysts, LLDPE, OPEC and and creation of the PLC During the 1960s, the global refining and petrochemical industries witnessed new processes and products that enhanced the daily lives of millions of people around the world. Quickly screen catalysts for hydrotreating of vegetable oil using high-throughput micro-pilot plants Accurate catalyst evaluation is an important step in optimizing catalytic processes with respect to product yield, energy efficiency and overall product quality.