Hydrocarbon Processing 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. Digital Feature: Can ships run on biofuel? This article from ExxonMobil focuses on utilizing biofuels in the shipping sector. Holland America starts pilot tests using renewable fuels on cruise liner Holland America Line announced the start of a long-term biofuel test on its flagship, Rotterdam, leveraging 100% low-carbon intensity biofuel while sailing within the Norwegian World Heritage Fjords. Pellet handling system for polyolefin plants: Are you specifying it correctly? Product pellets produced in polyolefin plants—such as polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP)—require transportation from the unit to the end users that process these pellets to manufacture different end-use plastic products. Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team targets over 60% emissions reduction and 200TCO2 saved through biofuel use for F1’s European season The Team, PETRONAS and their logistics partners are working together to deliver the aspiration of a fully biofueled European season following a successful trial in 2022 which saw an 89% reduction in CO2 freight emissions. EU countries to meet to discuss proposed vehicle emissions law The Czech Republic has invited transport ministers from 11 European Union counties to meet to discuss emissions-cutting policies amid a dispute over the bloc's landmark policy to shift to electric vehicles. Creating opportunities for future fluid machinery experts The state of understanding science and facts on one side and distinguishing these from anecdotes and often far-fetched opinions on the other side should be concerning to us. Institutions of higher learning can be disinclined to teach needed, applicable or actionable knowledge. Electric drive LNG can grow with the clean energy transition As companies across markets set aggressive decarbonization goals and sustainability commitments to align with changing regulations and consumer demands for greener energy and fuel, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry is searching for ways to lower emissions. Reliability: When to consider liquid-ring compressors Liquid-ring compressors (FIG. 1) use the centrifugal whirling of a sealing liquid to create a series of piston-like water columns to trap gas or vapor between the impeller cells of a rotor installed eccentric to its casing. HP Flashback: Excerpts from the 1950s: Capacity expands after WW2 and technologies and maintenance mature The following is a mixture of technical articles, columns and headlines published in the 1950s by Petroleum Refiner, the forerunner to Hydrocarbon Processing.