Catalysts

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.

Hydroprocessing catalyst reload and restart best practices—Part 2

Dyke, S., PetroQuantum; Pongboot, N., Global R&D

Hydroprocessing (hydrotreating and hydrocracking) units are high-pressure, high-temperature units that have multiple reactors, multiple beds per reactor and specialized metallurgy. Catalysts in these units are replaced on a 2 yr–5 yr cycle, depending on feed quality, unit design, catalyst selection, operational constraints and performance.

NRL selects Lummus' Novolen technology

The award is for a new 360 KTA polypropylene (PP) unit using Novolen technology at NRL's refinery in Golaghat, Assam, India. Lummus' scope includes the technology license, basic design engineering, training, technical services and catalyst supply.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 7/15

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

Hydroprocessing catalyst reload and restart best practices—Part 1

Dyke, S., PetroQuantum; Pongboot, N., Global R&D

Hydroprocessing (hydrotreating and hydrocracking) units are high-pressure, high-temperature units that have multiple reactors, multiple beds per reactor and specialized metallurgy.

Innovations

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The Thermo Scientific Delta Q isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS) is a next-generation gas IRMS designed to enable detailed analysis with greater precision and accuracy.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 7/1

In case you missed any downstream news, this piece will give you a summary of some of the top stories from last week.

Clariant produces first commercial sunliquid cellulosic ethanol at new plant in Podari, Romania

Clariant announced that it has produced the first commercial cellulosic ethanol at its sunliquid production plant in Podari, Romania.

The downstream rundown: In case you missed it 6/10

In case you missed any downstream news, this piece will give you a summary of some of the top stories from last week.

Low-carbon hydrogen demand in refining could reach 50 Mtpy by 2050

Potential low-carbon (green or blue) hydrogen demand from the global refining sector could reach 50 MMtpy by 2050.