Environment & Safety

Uzbekistan GTL plant produces synthetic jet fuel by synthesizing natural gas

For the first time in the history of not only Uzbekistan, but the whole world, the Uzbekistan GTL plant has launched the production of synthetic jet fuel that meets international standards.

Fire caused by lightning storm hits Venezuela's Puerto la Cruz refinery

A fire caused by a lightning storm broke out at Venezuela's Puerto la Cruz refinery on Monday, leaving a tall plume of black smoke, according to government officials and sources.

Sponsored Content: Fluidized bed Methanol to Gasoline (MTG)

ExxonMobil’s methanol to gasoline (MTG) process selectively converts methanol to a single fungible liquid fuel and a small LPG stream. The liquid product is conventional gasoline with very low sulfur and low benzene, which can be sold as-is or blended with ethanol, methanol or with petroleum refinery stocks. This minimizes offsite and logistic complexity and investment for synthetic fuel distribution.

Sponsored Content: Creating a particle of difference

ExxonMobil helps refiners and petrochemical manufacturers increase capacity, lower costs, improve margins, and operate safe, reliable, and efficient facilities. In our commitment to helping customers implement best practices and achieve better results, we provide cutting-edge proprietary catalysts and license advantaged process technologies for refining, gas, and chemical needs.

Koch Technology, Ioniqa Technologies partner to disrupt plastics industry through advanced PET upcycling technology

As part of this collaboration, KTS has committed to invest up to €30 MM in Ioniqa. Ioniqa has developed an innovative process that utilizes low-grade post-consumer PET to infinitely produce a feedstock that displaces virgin raw materials used in the production of polyester products.

The Downstream Rundown: In case you missed it 09/16

In case you missed any downstream news, here are the top stories from last week. These articles include announcements from Clariant, Aemestis, Evonik, ADNOC, Technip and more. Stay up to sate with the latest industry news.

Siemens and Shell sign MoU to advance low-carbon, highly efficient energy solutions

Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Shell Global Solutions International BV have signed an MoU to collaborate on developing low-carbon and highly efficient energy solutions that support the energy transition.

Air New Zealand welcomes first shipment of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel into New Zealand

Air New Zealand will next week welcome the first shipment of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into New Zealand (‘Aotearoa’) ready to power the airline's fleet.

Mitsui Chemicals selects ethylene oxide catalyst from Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Mitsui Chemicals has asked Shell Catalysts & Technologies for its Shell S-896 catalyst, which is expected to provide important economic benefits from raw material (ethylene) savings and also help the organization meet the decarbonization goals.

ADNOC Refining to complete first phase of waste heat recovery project

ADNOC Refining, a joint venture company between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Eni, and OMV, is set to complete the first phase of its innovative Waste Heat Recovery project at the General Utilities Plant in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi.