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Decarbonization is at the forefront of environmental innovation
Schafer, T., Villegas, M., Koch Modular Process Systems

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels have increased appreciably within the last several decades, which directly correlates to rising environmental concerns of GHG emissions, pollution and disruptions of marine and terrestrial environments, among others.

Low-capital options to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions
Wells, K., Jennett, K., Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Improving energy efficiency is an ongoing objective for refineries to benefit operability, throughput and profitability.

Used oil enhanced circularity for sustainable environmental benefits
Khan, Shahreyar, Tukur, N. M., Saudi Aramco

Used oils generated through industrial and non-industrial (e.g., locomotives) sources are an industry segment that needs global attention for enhanced circularity.

Carbon Capture/CO2 Mitigation: Evaluation of the joint effect of uncertain parameters in CO2 storage in the Sleipner project
Nobakht, B., TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory

The Sleipner carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the North Sea off the coast of Norway was the first storage project on a commercial scale.

New state-of-the-art in sulfur recovery?—Part 2: Environmental benefits
Ventham, C., Lewis, J., Worley Comprimo; Jensen, F. E., Topsoe

It is widely accepted that state-of-the-art sulfur recovery technologies utilize the modified Claus process as well as some extension technology on the tail gas.

Fast ion chromatography analysis for determining biofuel sugars
Shevlin, C., Thermo Fisher Scientific

All industrial processes require reliable, accurate and timely methods for analyzing process chemistry.

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Gulf Energy Information’s Global Energy Infrastructure database is tracking nearly 1,100 projects around the world. At 40%, the Asia-Pacific region holds the largest market share in total active projects followed by the Middle East and the U.S. These three regions represent nearly 70% of all active projects in the hydrocarbon processing industry.

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Project: Long Son Petrochemicals Complex
Location: Long Son, Vietnam
Operator: Siam Cement Group
Cost: $5.4 B
Capacity: 1.65 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Under Construction
Project: Huizhou Petrochemical Complex
Location: Huizhou, China
Operator: ExxonMobil
Cost: $10 B
Capacity: 1.6 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Under construction
Project: Visakh Refinery
Location: Visakhapatnam, India
Operator: Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd.
Cost: $3.1 B
Capacity: 134,000 bpd
Completion date: 2023
Status: Under Construction
Project: LyondellBasell PO/TBA Complex
Location: Channelview, Texas (U.S.)
Operator: LyondellBasell
Cost: $2.4 B
Capacity: 1.47 MMtpy
Completion date: 2023
Status: Under Construction