Hydrocarbon Processing Cepsa begins construction of the first chemical plant in Spain to produce the base for hydroalcoholic gels Cepsa has begun construction on a new €75-MM, 80,000-tpy isopropyl alcohol plant in Spain. Plastic pyrolysis oils as feedstock for steam crackers: Opportunities and challenges—Part 2 Plastic waste is a worldwide challenge. To reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint, the plastics industry is striving to increase circularity by using plastic pyrolysis oils (pyoils) from waste plastics as steam cracker feedstock. Plastic pyrolysis oils as feedstock for steam crackers: Opportunities and challenges—Part 1 Plastic waste is a global challenge. Today, only a minimal amount of plastic waste is recycled, mostly mechanically. Digital Exclusive: Bio-based aromatics give pathway to drop-in 100% SAF In this digital exclusive, Iain Gilmore and David Kettner discuss a breakthrough process that provides the missing link to using 100% SAF in current aviation fleets and infrastructure: Bio-based aromatics. ASTM decision brings 100% SAF certification within reach Swedish Biofuels AB announced that the ASTM International Committee has accepted the use of C2 to C5 alcohols as feedstock for the alcohol-to-jet pathway as well as a new specification for fully formulated aviation fuel with aromatics. Cyclic distillation: A novel enhanced technology for processing hydrocarbons and derivatives Distillation is the most widespread separation method in history. Driving higher return with fuel-grade butanol at the refinery Since the advent of the combustion engine, gasoline and automobile manufacturers have utilized additives as a means of improving overall fuel characteristics. Editorial Comment: The impact and response of an industry during trying times On behalf of Hydrocarbon Processing, we hope that you and your families and colleagues are healthy and safe during these unprecedented times. From olefins to oxygenates: Fuel additives, solvents and more Oxygenates are hydrocarbons containing oxygen atoms as part of their molecular structure. OPEC, non-OPEC agree first global oil pact since 2001 VIENNA (Reuters) -- OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.