Biofuels

New tech accelerator launched to reduce maritime methane emissions

A coalition of shipping leaders is launching today to identify, accelerate and advocate technology solutions for the maritime industry to measure and manage methane emissions activity.

Enviva, Alder strike deal on biomass for SAF

Enviva and privately held Alder Fuels have agreed to partner on the long-term supply of biomass byproducts from timber for making a biofuel for aviation, a key part of cutting carbon emissions from air travel.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 09/02

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week. These articles include announcements from BASF, Shell, Axens, Petronas and many more. Keep up to date with the latest industry news.

U.S. expected to announce 3 years of biofuel blending mandates in Nov

The Biden administration is expected to announce a rule this year that would detail annual biofuel blending mandates for the refining industry for a three-year period instead of just for one.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 08/26

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week.

Sulzer and BASF sign MoU to develop collaboration on enhancing renewable fuels

Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology) and BASF have signed a MoU with the goal of advancing technologies for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics that will further expand the partners’ portfolio of sustainable solutions.

BASF Venture Capital and Aqua-Spark invest in Sea6 Energy

Biomass from the fast-growing red seaweed is suitable as a raw material for a variety of applications, for example in animal feed and crop protection products, as a gelling ingredient in the food industry or as an ingredient in cosmetics.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 08/12

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week.

History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, M&A, GTL and the fieldbus wars

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

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.