Hydrocarbon Processing Aramco’s strategic gas expansion progresses with $25 B in contract awards Aramco has awarded contracts worth more than $25 B to progress its strategic gas expansion, which targets sales gas production growth of more than 60% by 2030. NEXTCHEM (Maire) awarded licensing contract for DG Fuels’ SAF plant in the U.S. MAIRE S.p.A. has announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions BU), through its subsidiary MyRechemical, a leader in the waste-to-chemical segment, has signed a licensing contract with DG Fuels Louisiana, LCC in relation to its proprietary NX Circular gasification technology. China produces first nuclear-generated steam for petrochemicals plant China's first nuclear-based steam generation project began production on Wednesday, state-run China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said in a Wechat post announcing the latest step in Chinese efforts to decarbonize heavy industry. Transitioning to an electrified future As countries responsible for 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions set net-zero targets, oil and gas, chemicals and other energy-intensive process industries are under increasing pressure to decarbonize. Verde Clean Fuels awards gas-to-gasoline FEED contract to Chemex Global The proposed project aims to utilize Verde Clean Fuels’ proprietary STG+ process to convert natural gas from Diamondback Energy’s Permian Basin operations into gasoline. Sumitomo awarded FEED contract for Mangualde Renewable Methanol project in Portugal Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has signed an agreement with Capwatt to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) services for a state-of-the-art syngas production plant, integral to the groundbreaking Mangualde Renewable Methanol project in Portugal. SUBLIME Energies introduces novel biogas liquefaction technology SUBLIME Energies' new biogas liquefaction process efficiently transports and pools biogas produced by multiple farms, reducing initial investments and operating costs.  A novel process to help refinery operations comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a regulation that requires refineries in the U.S. to output a certain percentage of their fuel from renewable sources, such as plants or animal waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the minimum proportion of renewable fuel every year. The goal of the RFS is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. Australian researchers testing SAF production from landfill gases Australian researchers have developed a chemical process using non-thermal plasma technology that could produce sustainable aviation fuel from landfill gases. U.S. policy is conducive for new investments in energy transition said Repsol's CEO The U.S, is attracting investment in renewables, hydrogen, biofuels, etc. through new legislation, while the EU's rules could deter investors, Repsol's CEO said at CERAweek.