Improved planning can optimize solutions to produce clean fuels
Refiners may consider using alliances with contractors to shorten design and construction time for environmentally driven projects
Due to worldwide environmental mandates, refiners
will be considering how to cost-effectively reconfigure their
operations and process "cleaner fuels." The primary focus of
these new regulations is the reduction of sulfur in gasoline
and diesel. Other rules mandate reduced levels of aromatics,
especially benzene, olefins and oxygenates. These changes will
be phased in. With some exceptions, clean-fuels projects will
be implemented only to meet impending government regulations.
Yet, refiners must strive to increase profitability and achieve
acceptable rates of return on capital for these investments.
"Green fuel" projects. The main drivers for
refiners who need to implement clean
fuels projects are:
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