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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.

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.

hte wins NEN tender for FCC coprocessing of biogenic feedstocks

hte was contracted by NEN, the Royal Dutch Standardization Institute, for the provision of R&D services in the field of fluid catalytic cracking. This project centered on the assessment of verifiable alternatives to radiocarbon analyses for allocating bio-based carbon contents in refinery coprocessing applications, particularly of fast-pyrolysis bio-oils (FPBO)

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.

Why poultry fat is emerging as a solution for the renewable energy industry’s increasing need for diverse biofuel feedstocks

Oleo-X: Ditsch, A.

Throughout the past decade, biofuels production has significantly increased. Some of the largest growth in the sector has been with fuels that rely on lipids, such as vegetable oils and animal fats, as feedstock. This includes biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

A novel process to help refinery operations comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

Sustainable Transportation Fuels: Keller, A.  |  Keller, M.  |  Wallsgrove, C.

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a regulation that requires refineries in the U.S. to output a certain percentage of their fuel from renewable sources, such as plants or animal waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum proportion of renewable fuel every year. The goal of the RFS is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

Tackle operational challenges with FCC coprocessing applications

BASF: Vincent, G.  |  Riva, S.
Axens: Barrios, F.  |  Dubois, F.
Technip Energies: Golczynski, S.

Refiners are actively developing new solutions to decarbonize their finished products—such as transportation fuels or commodity chemicals—as part of the energy transition. As a result, refiners are now exploring the co-feeding of alternative feedstocks, including renewable and recyclable crude oils, as a means of lowering the carbon footprint of their products.

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).

Lummus and Sumitomo Chemical to collaborate on circular and polyolefins technologies

Lummus Technology and Sumitomo Chemical announced two collaboration agreements to license and commercialize LDPE, EVA and rPMMA technologies.

Mammoet successfully transports/installs record-breaking hydrocracker for ORLEN Lietuva refinery

The ORLEN Lietuva refinery in Mažeikiai, Lithuania, entrusted Mammoet with the transportation and installation of a massive residue hydrocracking unit (RHCU), weighing 1,500 t and standing over 50 m tall.