Gas to liquids (GTL)

Transformative LNG-to-power project lights up El Salvador, accelerates region's energy transition

Invenergy, the largest privately held global developer, owner, and operator of sustainable solutions, has reached commercial operations at the Energía del Pacífico (EDP) LNG-to-power project, located at the Port of Acajutla in El Salvador.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Business Trends: Innovative approaches to manufacture base oils gain customers’ attention

Kulkarni, S., Allied Market Research

For years, lubricating greases and motor oils have been manufactured from base oils.

Soft startup of best practices for the commissioning of amine plants

The startup and commissioning of hydrocarbon plants can present unique challenges that, if not anticipated and addressed in the pre-commissioning and commissioning periods, will inhibit plant startup and increase the difficulty of achieving product specifications in a timely manner.

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.

thyssenkrupp nucera wins major order to expand Caustic Soda plant

thyssenkrupp nucera will grant the license and supply proprietary equipment to the expansion plans of the Caustic Soda (NaOH) plant for Kutch Chemical Industries in Padana, Gujarat, India.

VTT and Neste to build an integrated e-fuels demonstration facility for CO2 capture, green hydrogen and e-fuels production

Power-to-Liquids technologies are on their way to commercialization in scale. E-fuels offer a way to expand the carbon-neutral transport fuel pool beyond biomass-based renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels in existing internal combustion engines.

Construction

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Eni plans to launch its 3.4-MMtpy FLNG vessel offshore Mozambique this year. The Coral Sul FLNG vessel is being built by Samsung Heavy Industries.

Hydrocarbon Processing Top Project Awards 2020

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals.

Optimize the “molecule management” of butanes for transportation fuels and petrochemical applications

Liu, Z., Sulzer GTC Technology; Feng, X., Sun, B., Sulzer GTC (Beijing) Technology; Karpenko, T., Demidova, E., SIE Neftehim

With new legislative measurements implemented to combat global climate change, global environmental protection regulations are becoming more stringent. Tighter specifications are being enforced on gasoline pool components.