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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.

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.

Transitioning to an electrified future

Siemens Energy: Diezinger, S.

As countries responsible for 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions set net-zero targets, oil and gas, chemicals and other energy-intensive process industries are under increasing pressure to decarbonize.

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.

EIA: U.S. crude and fuel stockpiles fall last week as exports rise

U.S. crude oil, gasoline and distillate inventories fell last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Thursday as crude exports rose.

PTT Global Chemical redefining maintenance with remote piping inspection robots

PTTGC is refining the concept from Hackathon to innovate and enhance the efficiency of the Remoted Piping Inspection Robot system in factories, addressing issues and reducing costs.

Ukraine continues drone attacks on Russian oil refineries, infrastructure

Ukraine has been systematically targeting Russian energy infrastructure to try to disrupt Russia's economy and its ability to fund its military effort. Ukrainian officials say attacks have been carried out in retaliation for Russian strikes on the Ukrainian energy system.

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.