February 2008

Special Report: Clean Fuels

Consider new technology to produce 'clean' diesel

Advances in catalysts enable cracking gasoils at moderate pressures

Chitnis, G. K., Hilbert, T. L., Kamienski, P. W., Umansky, B. S., ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.; Patel, V., Subramanian, A., KBR

Demand for diesel and jet fuel is expected to grow, and many refiners are actively focused on the shifting demand from motor gasoline to diesel. While still analyzing possible options, some refining projects will require significant capital investment. The future of diesel fuel is a topic of much speculation. In markets dominated by fluid catalytic cracking (FCC)-based refineries, the need to increase distillate production has taken on a new dimension, posing interesting challenges, while presenting some unique opportunities. In addition, following the European and US regulation trends, regulatory decisions have substantially reduced sulfur levels in fuels. Much attention on the possibility

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact J'Nette Davis-Nichols at Jnette.Davis-Nichols@GulfEnergyInfo.com or +1 713.520.4426*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

Related Articles

From the Archive



{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}