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Research and application of proprietary cold oil absorption technology in the recovery of refinery dry gases

Sinopec (Beijing) Research Institute of Chemical Industry: Li, D.  |  Zhang, J.  |  Liu, Z.  |  Guo, L.  |  Hou, Z.  |  Hsu, R.

With the increasing shortage of global energy and resources, the recovery and utilization of refinery dry gases have become important topics of concern.

Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation

HRC Fuels: Burger, J.  |  Byrne, D.
Hoekstra Trading LLC: Hoekstra, G.

Several refiners are evaluating a new gasoline-formulation technology called hydrogen (H2)-rich-content (HRC) gasoline. This patented technology uses low-sulfur, H2-rich refinery blendstocks like straight-run gasoline, isomerates, alkylate, butanes and renewable naphtha in gasoline blends, and adds aromatic amines (a high-octane gasoline additive) to make a drop-in specification gasoline.

Vast and Mabanaft advance Port Augusta green methanol project in Australia

Vast Renewables Ltd., a renewable energy company planning to power green fuels production with its concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) energy systems, announced it has signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with global energy company Mabanaft to advance Solar Methanol 1 (SM1), a CSP-powered green methanol reference plant.  

Stamicarbon awarded process design package for mega-scale urea plant in China

MAIRE announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), through its subsidiary Stamicarbon, has been selected by Qinghai Yuntianhua International Fertilizer Co., Ltd. to provide the process design package for the revamping of a dual-line urea plant in Qinghai Province, China, with a capacity of over 1,200 tpd each.

Topsoe unveils KM 111, an advanced ammonia synthesis catalyst

The KM 111 from Topsoe is an advanced ammonia synthesis catalyst that is redefining industry standards, boasting excellent efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 

QatarEnergy announces 15-yr urea supply agreement with Koch Fertilizer

QatarEnergy signed a long-term urea supply agreement with Koch Fertilizer for up to 740,000 tpy of urea.

Vietnam's Binh Son refinery plans new share issue to fund $1.5-B expansion

Vietnam's Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical said it plans to issue new shares as part of its efforts to fund a $1.5-B project to expand and upgrade its Dung Quat refinery. 

Executive Viewpoint: Petrochemicals transition, operational sustainability and new pathways for light olefins production

Honeywell UOP: Couch, K.

Welcome to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Executive Series. In this enhanced video platform, the editors speak with the operators and technology leaders and suppliers that are optimizing the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Pakistan-China to sign MoU on oil-to-chemicals complex in June

During Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's visit to Beijing in June, China and Pakistan are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a crude-to-petrochemical refinery project.

ADNOC terminates talks to buy stake in Brazil's Braskem

Brazilian petrochemical producer Braskem said that Abu Dhabi oil company ADNOC has decided to terminate talks to buy a stake held by conglomerate Novonor in the firm.