Next-generation automation technology paves the way for sustainable H2 manufacturing

Pettus, N., Emerson

In the last few years, sustainability initiatives have started a dramatic shift from hydrocarbon to hydrogen (H2) production.

Carbon capture in syngas-based projects

Fair, D., KPE, A Shaw Group Company

Recent legislation, such as the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (which was passed in the U.S.), provide financial incentives for projects generating power, transportation fuels or other forms of energy to reduce their overall carbon emissions.

From crude oil to light olefins: Development and industrial application of the next-generation catalyst for catalytic pyrolysis process

Sha, Y., Wang, P., Zhou, X., Zhu, G., Lu, W., Ouyang, Y., Song, H., Lin, W., Luo, Y., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing

Light olefins, particularly ethylene and propylene, are the most crucial building blocks for the petrochemical industry.

Accelerating the energy transition with advanced self-service analytics

Daniels, W., TrendMiner

As companies in the manufacturing process industry explore sustainable ways to manage their energy use, engineers are finding that the deadline for drastically reducing carbon emissions is approaching rapidly.

Why ASTM D2622 cannot be used for sulfur content in B100

According to the European Committee for Standardization (EN), both ultraviolet fluorescence (ISO 20846, sulfur by UVF) and wavelength dispersive x-ray fluorescence (ISO 20884, sulfur by WDXRF) are applicable test methods for fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), also known as biodiesel (EN 14214), and both are listed as referee methods. However, the situation is different at ASTM International (formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials).

Oil group MOL disputes hikes to pipeline fees through Ukraine, Croatia

Hungarian oil group MOL expects to be able to choose between Russian or non-Russian crude for its refineries by 2026 by implementing substantial investments.

Japan's Cosmo to keep current refining capacity at least until 2030

Cosmo Energy Holdings Co Ltd plans to keep the current refining capacity at least until 2030 despite an expected fall in gasoline demand in Japan due to aging population and higher sales of electric vehicles.

Japan receives first low-carbon ammonia cargo from Saudi Arabia

Japan received its first low-carbon ammonia cargo from Saudi Arabia on Friday which it plans to use for co-firing with fossil fuels to reduce carbon emissions.

TotalEnergies' crude unit shut at Texas refinery

A crude distillation unit, a coker and the alkylation unit are shut at TotalEnergies' 238,000 barrel-per-day Port Arthur, Texas, refinery.

Lummus announces successful startup of world's largest double reslurry paraxylene crystallization unit

Lummus Technology announced the startup of Shenghong Refining & Chemical Co., Ltd.'s 2,800 kMTA paraxylene unit.