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Process Optimization

Neogen releases CelluSmart technology for biofuels industry

Neogen Corporation announced that it has launched the new CelluSmart technology from Megazyme® by Neogen for the measurement of cellulosic ethanol from biofuel production.

Univation launches new PE process to produce LDPE and EVA resins

Univation Technologies announced the launch of its latest licensed technology platform – a tubular high-pressure PE process enabling production of both low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethyl-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer resins which is offered under the brand name UNIGILITY™ Tubular High Pressure PE Process Technology.

Valmet announces upgrade to D3 distributed control system

Using Valmet’s D3 distributed control system (DCS) automation platform, industrial processors can now integrate numerous reliability and performance enhancements in the first significant update following its acquisition from NovaTech Automation last year.

TotalEnergies and Air Products sign agreement for green hydrogen to decarbonize European refineries

TotalEnergies and Air Products have signed a 15-yr agreement for the annual supply in Europe of 70,000 t of green hydrogen starting in 2030.

Digital Exclusive-Flare system design: Liquid pockets in flare headers

In this technical article, written by Saudi Aramco and Siemens Energy, the authors focus on areas where major benefits can be achieved early in the front-end engineering design (FEED) stage of flare header piping designs.

SkyNRG launches Project Runway to provide easy access to SAF

This groundbreaking initiative brings together airlines and corporates to provide easy access to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

BASF researching CO2-neutral production of bio-based fumarate using bacteria found in cow stomachs

With the bacterium Basfia succiniciproducens, BASF would like to transform sugar and carbon dioxide into fumaric acid, an important intermediate for chemical production.

Nouryon obtains ISCC PLUS certification for green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines and ethylene amines, enabling the production of more sustainable surfactants

Nouryon announced that it is now certified to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standard ISCC PLUS to produce green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines, ethylene amines and the surfactants derived from these raw materials at its site in Stenungsund, Sweden.

Neste completes major turnaround at Porvoo refinery

The nearly 400-MM euro turnaround of Neste’s Porvoo refinery in Finland has been successfully completed, and crude oil processing and renewable and circular raw materials processing has begun operations.

KBR, Sumitomo form technology licensing alliance for sustainable propylene oxide production

KBR and Sumitomo Chemical announced that they have signed an alliance agreement to make KBR an exclusive licensing partner for Sumitomo Chemical's state-of-the-art propylene oxide by cumene (POC) technology.