Process Optimization

bp accelerates and expands in bioenergy, agreeing to buy leading US biogas company Archaea Energy

In a move that will expand and accelerate the growth of its strategic bioenergy business, bp announced that it has agreed to acquire Archaea Energy Inc., a leading producer of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the US.

Shell Catalysts & Technologies and Technip Energies strengthen strategic alliance on CANSOLV technology to address growing CCS demand

The strategic alliance is an integrated cooperative relationship for the joint promotion, marketing, licensing and execution of projects using Shell’s CANSOLV CO2 Capture System technology.

2022 HP Awards Finalists

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication for 100 yr, has announced the finalists for its sixth annual HP Awards, which celebrate innovative technologies and people that have been instrumental in improving facility operations over the past year.

Technip Energies announces award for contract FEED for INEOS’ project

Technip Energies has been awarded a large contract for the proprietary equipment supply for INEOS Olefins Belgium NV’s 1,450,000 tpy ethane cracker in Antwerp, Belgium.

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.

Accelerating the transition to renewable fuels

Carugo, M., Valentine, J., Emerson Automation Solutions

The global push to neutralize carbon-based GHG emissions by 2050 not only holds great promise for the future of the planet, but it also stands to create millions of jobs, spur rapid growth and drive technological innovation.

Why sulfur plants fail: An in-depth study of sulfur recovery unit failures—Part 1

Bohme, G. E., Sulphur Experts Inc.

Equipment malfunction or an unplanned shutdown of a SRU can have a significant effect on a production company’s profitability, along with an equally serious impact on personnel safety and the environment.

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.

Raven SR and Emerging Fuels Technology to collaborate on syngas upgrading for SAF and renewable diesel

Raven SR, a renewable fuels company, and EFT announced that they have signed a MoU to integrate their respective technologies into an advanced system for producing SAF and renewable diesel.

Cook Compression Introduces COOK CLEAN sealing system to lower fugitive emissions in reciprocating compressors

Cook Compression, a leader in reciprocating compressor products and services, today introduced the COOK CLEAN sealing system, a next-generation sealing system that helps lower fugitive emissions from packing cases to near zero levels.