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Axens solutions to energy transition towards Sustainable Aviation Fuel
4 October 2022

Sponsor: Axens

In a world taking steps to decrease the GHG emissions and lower the environmental impact of transportation, Sustainable Aviation Fuels currently accounts for 0.1% of global jet fuel needs. Government authorities, Refining companies, and the Aviation industry are collectively exploring the different technology pathways to substitute fossil-based Jet fuel with renewable and sustainable bio-based jet fuel. The ambitious target set by the authorities requires combining different technologies for every available feedstock around the world. Indeed, a single solution is not expected to fulfill the future demand for bio-jet.

In order to ensure a smooth energy transition, Axens is pleased to present various technology pathways for Bio-Jet production describing their benefits, technical advantages, and impact on carbon footprint.

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Energy Transition is a Journey: Do you know where you stand and where to go?
27 September 2022

Sponsor: GE Digital

There is no doubt the progress of Energy Transition will rely on data and software to support the operational knowledge and excellence of downstream organizations.  There is a lot of information about achieving decarbonization goals, transitioning to renewables, and moving towards net-zero.  Although this is important, it is key to understand what your organization has in place today that can make an immediate impact on these bigger trends.  It is even more important to acknowledge the Energy Transition is a people-driven process—as much as a software one.

Hear how organizations like yours can leverage Asset Performance Management (APM) for their Energy Transition journey:

  • Identify the level of Energy Transition maturity in your organization
  •  Learn about APM processes and solutions you can leverage today to start your journey
  •  Build a vision for your organization’s transition to a lower carbon world
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The Drive Toward Zero CO2 in Ethylene Plants
20 September 2022

Sponsor: Lummus Technology

With the continued focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, today’s ethylene producers are looking for cost-effective strategies to lower the carbon footprint of their facilities to meet sustainability goals.

This webcast will discuss several CO2 reduction concepts, including:

  • Modifying existing cracking heaters to reduce firing and lower CO2
  • Integrating cracking heater gas turbines to reduce energy consumption by up to 25%
  • Electrification of ethylene plants
  • Removal of CO2 from flue gas
  • Introduction of Lummus’ net zero CO2 ethane cracker technology
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Decarbonizing Olefin Plants
13 September 2022

Sponsor: AVEVA

Olefin plants are large, complex units at the heart of petrochemical complexes because olefins are used as raw materials in many widely-used chemical and polymer products. No matter how important olefins are to industry, and to everyday life, there is no escaping the need to decarbonize on a way to a sustainable plant. During this webinar, Peter will discuss how to achieve a more sustainable olefin plant using Real-Time Optimization and Supply Chain Management software.

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Implementing Enterprise-Wide Asset Performance Management: Where Do I Start?
6 September 2022

Sponsor: Honeywell

Digitalized asset performance management (APM) combines performance monitoring, machine learning, and predictive analytics to find the root cause of impending issues and reveal opportunities for performance improvement.  New technologies incorporate sustainability, business-level analytics, and strategic maintenance planning. Understanding underlying causes of low performance enables personnel to quickly bring assets back to established KPIs, industry standards, and regulations.  But, how can I actually improve operations and leverage these capabilities enterprise-wide?

Layered, holistic modeling can speed issue detection, provide the highest prediction confidence, and calculate remainder of useful life.  Results can be up to 25% improved advanced warning times allowing pro-active maintenance before failures, and 50% fewer false positives. Adding Cloud IoT streamlines scalability and data access – from unit, to site, to enterprise. 

Learn how combining Cloud-deployment with APM provides a simple, scalable, secure SaaS solution with enterprise-wide IoT services and business integration for supply chain facilitation, and sustainable energy and emissions.


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Green Refinery Challenges: Small-scale Sulfur Recovery
24 August 2022

Sponsor: Merichem

Renewable fuels production is achieved by hydrotreating vegetable oils (HVO) and waste greases. Within the new HVO processing technologies, there is co-production of carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the reactor systems. An amine unit can remove the unwanted CO2 from the process but also removes the H2S. The resulting acid gas stream contains far less sulfur than is practical to remove with a typical refinery sulfur recovery unit (SRU) using Claus technology.

A multinational oil and gas company based in Europe uses a proprietary sulfur recovery technology to serve as the SRU. The liquid redox system uses a chelated iron solution to convert H2S to innocuous, elemental sulfur. The webcast will present a case study on the unit that is designed to remove about 4 metric tons per day of sulfur from an acid gas with up to 7 mol% H2S.

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Technology Solutions for a Sustainable World
17 August 2022

Sponsor: Lummus Technology

With an ever-increasing demand to reduce emissions and waste, companies are seeking to evolve operations to meet their environmental goals in a profitable manner. Solutions exist that can fulfill their energy transition requirements while hitting business and financial targets.

Join Lummus Technology’s Green Circle experts in a discussion of sustainable technologies focused on bio-based petrochemical production routes, CO2 utilization and waste plastic processing, and gain valuable insights into building an energy transition strategy that fits your facility and goals.

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Enable Digitization in Hydrocarbon Processing Industry with MQTT
3 August 2022

Sponsor: HiveMQ

The Hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is being pushed towards sustainability and reduced dependency on fossil fuels given the global rise in energy prices and political uncertainties. COVID-19 led to demand uncertainty, and supply chain constraints. All of this accelerated the HPI to focus on Digitization, Industry 4.0 initiatives, and factory modernization. Data availability is at the forefront of this. Over the years, the MQTT protocol and the MQTT Sparkplug specification have emerged as clear leaders given their ability to enable data connectivity, break down data silos, and create data interoperability between OT and IT systems.

Join Ravi Subramanyan, Director of Industry Solutions Manufacturing at HiveMQ, on August 3, 2022, in this live webinar to learn how an MQTT and Sparkplug-based data broker can provide a reliable, secure, and a scalable foundation for HPI’s digitization initiatives.

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