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China produces first nuclear-generated steam for petrochemicals plant

China's first nuclear-based steam generation project began production on Wednesday, state-run China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said in a Wechat post announcing the latest step in Chinese efforts to decarbonize heavy industry.

Technip Energies awarded a significant contract for IOCL’s grassroots naphtha cracking unit at Paradip (India)

Technip Energies has been awarded a significant contract by Indian Oil Corporation Limited for the license, basic engineering design package, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply and related services for the 1.5-MMtpy Paradip naphtha cracker unit block of the grassroot petrochemical complex in Paradip, India.

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.

A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 2

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

In this research, the integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene-producing facility was examined using a mixed-integer nonlinear programming model that prioritized maximizing ethylene and propylene production and net profit.

Reduce the minimum design temperature beyond the code limit for carbon-steel pipes

Fluor Daniel: Gajapathy, P. R.  |  Sankaran, R.
Fluor Corp.: Ibarra, A.

In the current market scenario, all projects are schedule-driven and highly dependent on total installed cost. To help meet crucial deadlines, industry professionals utilize various technologies and high-end software, and industry must continuously innovate and seek new ideas to find alternative solutions to challenges.

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bp to acquire full ownership of bp Bunge Bioenergia while refocusing plans for new biofuels projects

bp has agreed to acquire Bunge’s 50% holding interest in its bp Bunge Bioenergia S.A. joint venture, one of Brazil’s leading biofuels-producing companies.

PTTGC wants to turn Map Ta Phut (Thailand) into petrochemicals hub

The company aims to build growth opportunity for Map Ta Phut to position it as a Southeast Asian hub.

NEXTCHEM (Maire) signs €4-MM grant with the EU to scale up proprietary chemical recycling technology

The grant will support the BOOST project, aimed at implementing the first commercial application of NXRe PMMA technology for the chemical recycling on continuous basis of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) scraps into high quality, added value intermediates

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.