December 2010

Trends and Resources

HP Associations: Growing the fuel pool

Whether refiners like it or not, the drumbeat for renewable fuels grows daily. The building momentum for such fuels is boosted by government mandates and regulations. Unfortunately, the tidal wave for..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Whether refiners like it or not, the drumbeat for renewable fuels grows daily. The building momentum for such fuels is boosted by government mandates and regulations. Unfortunately, the tidal wave for renewables is barely hindered by rational objections pointing out that these new fuels have low BTU content and questionable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings when compared to petroleum. Still, renewables are the future and it is important for the refining industry to understand them and read the tea leaves governing where renewable fuels standards will be taking us in the future. The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA) grappled with these and other topics during its an

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