Petrochemicals

A successful case of resid-to-propylene maximization using premium catalyst technology

The world has experienced profound changes throughout the global disruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the Top Refining project of 2022?

It's that time of year again! We are asking our global reach of refining and petrochemical professionals to vote on the top projects of the year.

Data, algorithms and collaboration combine for machine-learning success

Venkat, A., Zakeri, S., Disantis, J., Seeq; Johnstone, A., Ithaca Energy; Martin, J., allnex

Process manufacturers are investing significant resources in machine-learning (ML) to increase reliability, profitability and sustainability in their operations—saving millions of dollars in short periods of time through increased efficiency.

Sustainable steel/chemicals production: Removal of impurities for valorization of steel mill gases

Gentilucci, A., Spagnuolo, L., Dow Europe GmbH; Hughes, A., Ruitenbeek, M., Vanstaen, A., Dow Benelux BV

Industry faces significant challenges relating to the transition toward cleaner energy and more sustainable feedstocks.

New BASF CircleStar catalyst decreases CO2 footprint for products ranging from jet fuel to plastics

ASF introduces CircleStar, an innovative dehydration catalyst to process renewable feedstocks. The novel star-shaped catalyst achieves a 99.5% selectivity for the ethanol-to-ethylene (E2E) conversion.

BASF and GS Engineering and Construction intend to jointly develop modular solutions for carbon capture

The partners want to develop individual package solutions from standardized elements for customers from all industries in order to remove CO2 from exhaust gases and process it so that it can be further utilized or stored.

W. R. Grace & Co. welcomes new UNIPOL polypropylene technology licensee in Indonesia

This project will empower PT KPI to increase refinery and polyolefin capacity by addressing the gap between strong demand growth of petrochemicals and the shortage in domestic production capacity.

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.

Hydrocarbon Processing wins prestigious Eddie award

Hydrocarbon Processing’s May 2022 issue received an Eddie award at FOLIO’s Eddie and Ozzie gala in New York City. The issue, which focused on the latest advancements in biofuels/renewable fuels and green petrochemicals production, received top honors within the B2B Full Issue category, beating out several other publications.

Clariant signs definitive agreement to sell Quats business

Clariant, a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement for the divestment of its Quats business to Global Amines Company Pte. Ltd.