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Brazil's Raizen launches second-generation ethanol plant, mulls new contracts

Brazil's Raizen inaugurated its second cellulosic ethanol plant as part of a plan in which four more production units will be opened by the 2025/26 harvest.

Colonial pipeline (U.S.) halts some fuel deliveries for maintenance

The Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined fuel pipeline in the U.S., conducted system maintenance on Thursday that required a temporary halt of some deliveries.

Verbio commences biorefinery conversion project in Indiana (U.S.)

Verbio has begun converting its South Bend ethanol plant into a cutting-edge biorefinery. With a groundbreaking ceremony, Verbio aims to integrate renewable natural gas (RNG) and bioethanol production through innovative methods.

Vietnam's Binh Son refinery plans new share issue to fund $1.5-B expansion

Vietnam's Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical said it plans to issue new shares as part of its efforts to fund a $1.5-B project to expand and upgrade its Dung Quat refinery. 

Artificial intelligence for engineering a better tomorrow—Part 2

TATA Consulting Engineers Ltd.: Sakthivel, S.

Part 1 of this article—published in the April issue —explored the importance and application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in the domain of advanced process design and engineering. Part 2 focuses on the use of AI for autocorrecting engineering drawings.

A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 1

University of Bahrain, Department of Engineering Management: Al Anazi, K. Q.  |  Shams, M.B.  |  Al Masri, H.

The study of the ideal integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene production facility has regained interest due to the rising costs of crude oil and its derivatives. This study proposes a multi-objective optimization approach that maximizes the net profit and production of ethylene and propylene in an integrated plant.

Digital transformation shapes the oil and gas industry: Achieving unparalleled growth and operational efficiency

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Gardner, J.  |  Fitzsimmons, S.

The oil and gas industry is facing numerous challenges that are impacting its profitability and future growth.

GAIL to invest $6 B in new ethane cracker in India

GAIL India plans to invest $6 B in a new 1.5-MMtpy ethane cracking unit in Sehore, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Executive Viewpoint: Petrochemicals transition, operational sustainability and new pathways for light olefins production

Honeywell UOP: Couch, K.

Welcome to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Executive Series. In this enhanced video platform, the editors speak with the operators and technology leaders and suppliers that are optimizing the global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI).

Repsol: Renewable fuels are key to the transformation of the refining industry

Along with hydrogen production, the production of renewable fuels and gases from organic waste is one of the main examples of the transformation of the industry, which will generate employment and decarbonize the sector. Here, Repsol discusses several pathways the company is taking to produce additional renewable fuels, while decarbonizing operations.