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LyondellBasell collaborates with CORADIN and Dermalogica to optimize post-consumer resin

LyondellBasell has collaborated with CORADIN and Dermalogica to create a more sustainable solution for the GREENIS® Dispenser, leveraging its innovative CirculenRecover solution for the award-winning packaging.

Artificial intelligence for engineering a better tomorrow—Part 2

TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.: Sakthivel, S.

Part 1 of this article—published in the April issue —explored the importance and application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the domain of advanced process design and engineering. Part 2 focuses on the use of AI for autocorrecting engineering drawings.

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.

Digital transformation shapes the oil and gas industry: Achieving unparalleled growth and operational efficiency

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Gardner, J.  |  Fitzsimmons, S.

The oil and gas industry is facing numerous challenges that are impacting its profitability and future growth.

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.

TPC Group fined $30 MM over 2019 Texas (U.S.) blasts that caused evacuations

TPC Group was fined more than $30 MM over blasts at its Port Neches petrochemical plant in Texas (U.S.) that prompted thousands of people to be evacuated in 2019.

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.

Improving the sustainability of steam production

Emerson: Donnangelo, M.

Steam distribution systems are a vital part of process manufacturing because steam is a versatile means of delivering carefully controlled heat energy, usually via a heat exchanger.

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.