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Olefins

A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 1

University of Bahrain, Department of Engineering Management: Al Anazi, K. Q.  |  Shams, M.B.  |  Al Masri, H.

The study of the ideal integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene production facility has regained interest due to the rising costs of crude oil and its derivatives. This study proposes a multi-objective optimization approach that maximizes the net profit and production of ethylene and propylene in an integrated plant.

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.

Tackle operational challenges with FCC coprocessing applications

BASF: Vincent, G.  |  Riva, S.
Axens: Barrios, F.  |  Dubois, F.
Technip Energies: Golczynski, S.

Refiners are actively developing new solutions to decarbonize their finished products—such as transportation fuels or commodity chemicals—as part of the energy transition. As a result, refiners are now exploring the co-feeding of alternative feedstocks, including renewable and recyclable crude oils, as a means of lowering the carbon footprint of their products.

Executive Viewpoint: Petrochemicals transition, operational sustainability and new pathways for light olefins production

Honeywell UOP: Couch, K.

Welcome to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Executive Series. In this enhanced video platform, the editors speak with the operators and technology leaders and suppliers that are optimizing the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Sustainability and the Energy Transition: The pyrolysis of plastic wastes: A techno-economic analysis

Petrochemical Industries Company: Alazemi, E.

Plastics are some of the most vastly used materials in modern life. They are the building block of products manufactured by almost every sector, including packaging, building and construction, textiles, consumer products, transportation, electrical and electronics, and industrial machinery.

Lummus and Sumitomo Chemical to collaborate on circular and polyolefins technologies

Lummus Technology and Sumitomo Chemical announced two collaboration agreements to license and commercialize LDPE, EVA and rPMMA technologies.

Pakistan-China to sign MoU on oil-to-chemicals complex in June

During Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's visit to Beijing in June, China and Pakistan are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a crude-to-petrochemical refinery project.

AMETEK Land provides thermal imagers to large ethylene producer

AMETEK Land has provided a large U.S. ethylene producer with 28 thermal imagers to provide continuous, highly precise, temperature measurements for optimum process control in its four cracking furnaces.

MOL inaugurated its €1.3-B, 200,000-tpy polyol complex in Tiszaújváros, Hungary

MOL inaugurated its €1.3-B, 200,000-tpy polyol complex in Tiszaújváros, Hungary.

Ethylene downcycle puts nearly 25% of capacity at risk of closure

A series of unprecedented challenges to the global ethylene industry means that as much as 24% of global capacity is now under some threat of permanent closure according to new research by Wood Mackenzie.

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