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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.

Holborn awards KT - Kinetics Technology EPC contract for HVO project in Germany

KT - Kinetics Technology (Integrated E&C Solutions), also leveraging the technological know-how of NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), has been awarded by HOLBORN Europa Raffinerie GmbH (HOLBORN) an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project to develop an hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) complex inside the existing HOLBORN’s refinery in Hamburg, Germany.

Glocal Green, Norwegian Hydrogen to build large-scale bio-eMethanol facility in Norway

Ålesund-based Glocal Green and Norwegian Hydrogen have entered into a collaboration agreement on large-scale production of what is also known as bio-e-methanol.

Cerilon GTL advances engineering work, with FID scheduled for mid-2026

Cerilon announced today that it has successfully completed front-end-loading (FEL 2) for its gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in North Dakota and is moving into front-end engineering design (FEED), the last stage before the company makes a final investment decision (FID) for its foundational GTL project.

Sulzer's MellapakEvo maximizes vapor-liquid interaction and improves liquid distribution

As industry demands grew for solutions offering higher capacity and efficiency, Sulzer responded in 1999 with its structured packing MellapakPlus. This new packing generation featured an enhanced corrugation profile, reducing liquid holdup at interfaces between packing elements and significantly boosting column capacity.

Synhelion and Pilatus launch strategic partnership to scale solar fuels

Synhelion and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd enter into a strategic cooperation with the aim of accelerating the scaling of solar fuels for aviation.

BASF researching CO2-neutral production of bio-based fumarate using bacteria found in cow stomachs

With the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens, BASF would like to transform sugar and carbon dioxide into fumaric acid, an important intermediate for chemical production.

World’s first in-flight study of commercial aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel shows significant non-CO2 emission reductions

Results from the world's first in-flight study of the impact of using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in both engines of a commercial aircraft show a reduction in soot particles and formation of contrail ice crystals compared to using conventional Jet A-1 fuel. 

Consortia target Citgo's Texas refinery as auction deadline looms

Citgo Petroleum's smallest and least profitable oil refinery has been thrust into the spotlight as a potential breakout candidate ahead of next week's court auction to pay over $20 B in Venezuela-related claims.