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Cracking

hte wins NEN tender for FCC coprocessing of biogenic feedstocks

hte was contracted by NEN, the Royal Dutch Standardization Institute, for the provision of R&D services in the field of fluid catalytic cracking. This project centered on the assessment of verifiable alternatives to radiocarbon analyses for allocating bio-based carbon contents in refinery coprocessing applications, particularly of fast-pyrolysis bio-oils (FPBO)

GAIL to invest $6 B in new ethane cracker in India

GAIL India plans to invest $6 B in a new 1.5-MMtpy ethane cracking unit in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Mammoet successfully transports/installs record-breaking hydrocracker for ORLEN Lietuva refinery

The ORLEN Lietuva refinery in Mažeikiai, Lithuania, entrusted Mammoet with the transportation and installation of a massive residue hydrocracking unit (RHCU), weighing 1,500 t and standing over 50 m tall.

Case study: Causes and countermeasures of a wall tube leak accident by an SNCR solution of a CO boiler in an RFCC process

SK Energy: Lee, S.  |  Seok, W.

Residue fluid catalytic cracking (RFCC) is a process that cracks heavy oil into light oil, such as gasoline, with zeolite catalysts.

Development and industrial proactive of the MFP process

Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Processing Co., Ltd.: Xu, Y.  |  Sun, X.  |  Zuo, Y.  |  Shu, X.

With the continuous progression of environmental regulations and product quality requirements—as well as the increasing market share of new energy vehicles in the context of the carbon peak and carbon neutrality policies—the demand growth rate for refined oil products continues to slow.

LG Chem denies report it will merge naphtha cracker business with Lotte Chemical

South Korean petrochemical company LG Chem denied a media report saying it is considering merging its naphtha cracker business with rival Lotte Chemical.

BASF, SABIC, and Linde celebrate the start-up of the world's first large-scale electrically heated steam cracking furnace

BASF, SABIC, and Linde have inaugurated the world’s first demonstration plant for large-scale electrically heated steam cracking furnaces.

Lummus and Braskem to partner on electrified cracking heater for decarbonization

Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, and Braskem, the largest bio-based polymer producer in the world, announced today the companies will carry out joint studies related to the industrial demonstration of Lummus' SRT-e electric cracking heater to decarbonize one of Braskem's sites in Brazil.

Borealis invests $4.95 MM in Porvoo steam cracker

Borealis announced a $4.95 MM investment in the cracker furnaces of its olefins unit in Porvoo, Finland.

Decarbonize the FCCU through maximizing low-carbon propylene

Cepsa R&D: Pérez, E.  |  Prieto, C.
Cepsa, Gibraltar Refinery: Moreno, J. A.  |  Tenorio, J.  |  Chavarría, A.
W. R. Grace: Bescansa, M  |  González, R.  |  Brandt, S.  |  Franken, J.

As the global energy system continues to be threatened by geopolitical tensions, the refining industry continues to demonstrate an outstanding capacity for adaptation.

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