Hydrocarbon Processing Update: Idemitsu Chiba CDU operating normally after lubricant plant's fire Lubricant shipments from Idemitsu Kosan's Chiba refinery, near Tokyo, have been suspended due to a fire on Tuesday, but other facilities including a crude distillation unit (CDU) are operating normally. Sponsored: Ultipleat High-Fow filter systems: High-performance filtration for large-flow applications in a compact design With an innovative crescent-shaped pleat design, each Ultipleat High Flow filter is a single cartridge that fully utilizes all media for solids collection across multiple applications. Ultipleat High Flow filters provide exceptional filter service life when dealing with low fluxes and higher levels of incoming contaminants, reducing the number of filter changeouts and lowering the cost of replacement cartridges and disposal of spent filters. Aether Fuels secures $34 MM to scale-up proprietay sustainable fuels technology Aether Fuels announced that it has secured $34 MM in Series A financing from a syndicate of global investors. With this financing, Aether plans to accelerate the scale-up of Aether Aurora™, the company’s proprietary technology to create sustainable fuels for the aviation and ocean shipping industries. INEOS commissions new pilot line to co-develop recyclable flexible packaging films INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe has become the first polymer producer in the world to successfully commission a new pilot line that it will use with customers to co-develop recyclable flexible packaging films. The multi-million Euro investment could help to prevent around 1 MMtpy of waste from being sent to landfill. New Energy Blue and ARCO/Murray partner to build biomass refineries to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer whose technology converts agricultural waste into lowest-carbon biofuels and biochemicals, and ARCO/Murray announced a partnership to build out the New Energy Biomass Refinery designed platform across the American Midwest. Research and application of proprietary cold oil absorption technology in the recovery of refinery dry gases With the increasing shortage of global energy and resources, the recovery and utilization of refinery dry gases have become important topics of concern. Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation Several refiners are evaluating a new gasoline-formulation technology called hydrogen (H2)-rich-content (HRC) gasoline. This patented technology uses low-sulfur, H2-rich refinery blendstocks like straight-run gasoline, isomerates, alkylate, butanes and renewable naphtha in gasoline blends, and adds aromatic amines (a high-octane gasoline additive) to make a drop-in specification gasoline. Holborn awards KT - Kinetics Technology EPC contract for HVO project in Germany KT - Kinetics Technology (Integrated E&C Solutions), also leveraging the technological know-how of NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), has been awarded by HOLBORN Europa Raffinerie GmbH (HOLBORN) an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project to develop an hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) complex inside the existing HOLBORN’s refinery in Hamburg, Germany. Glocal Green, Norwegian Hydrogen to build large-scale bio-eMethanol facility in Norway Ålesund-based Glocal Green and Norwegian Hydrogen have entered into a collaboration agreement on large-scale production of what is also known as bio-e-methanol. Cerilon GTL advances engineering work, with FID scheduled for mid-2026 Cerilon announced today that it has successfully completed front-end-loading (FEL 2) for its gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility in North Dakota and is moving into front-end engineering design (FEED), the last stage before the company makes a final investment decision (FID) for its foundational GTL project.