February 2007

Special Report: Clean Fuels

Biofuels are coming—How will this affect refiners?

Changing blending and product demands will require significant adjustments by refiners

Stockle, M., Foster Wheeler, Reading

Use of renewable fuels is a hot topic globally. Many nations are developing fuel specifications to include renewable fuels as part of the transportation fuel mix. However, biofuels represent many challenges for refiners. In the European Union (EU), there is strong momentum to incorporate biofuels as a significant portion of the transportation fuel blending pool. Accordingly, European refiners must resolve many dilemmas when incorporating biofuels as part of their finished product slate. Meeting new fuel specs. In Europe, impending legislation will provide incentives to blend a growing percentage of biofuels into all gasoline and diesel produced. This will have an impact on diesel and gasol

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