Biofuels

Business Trends: A strategic energy solution

Giglio, R., Foster Wheeler

Refining is the process of separating crude oil into different hydrocarbon groups through distillation.

Viewpoint: Electric vehicles vs. the perfect battery

Liebert, R., Honeywell UOP

It is no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) are getting a lot more attention, now that carmakers have announced plans to increase production of them.

Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan.

Editorial Comment: The future of refining—sulfur need not apply

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

According to multiple industry reports, crude oil consumption will continue to increase over the short term.

City of Espoo to use Neste biodiesel in diesel-powered machines

The Public Works Department at the City of Espoo has decided to use Neste MY Renewable Diesel in all of its diesel-powered machines.

Indonesia to extend biodiesel subsidy to mining sector

JAKARTA (Reuters) — Indonesia’s government plans to expand biodiesel subsidies to cover consumption of palm oil-blended fuels by the mining sector this year as part of ambitious plans to develop the energy source, an energy ministry official said on Thursday.

Editorial Comment: Biofuels—A viable fuel source for the future?

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This issue of Hydrocarbon Processing focuses on the use of alternative feedstocks and biofuels. The goal of utilizing these technologies is to produce fuels and products that lower total carbon output/emissions, which is a major focus in decarbonizing economies around the world.

Production of renewable fuels in existing refinery assets: A cost-effective coprocessing strategy

Kumar Dhar, P., Meesala, L., Kumar, P., Valavarasu, G., Rao, P. V. C., Sriganesh, G., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)

Vegetable oils are a renewable biomass resource used in the production of biofuels. Biodiesel production from transesterification of vegetable oils (fatty acid methyl ester, or FAME) is the primary route for producing biofuels from vegetable oils.

US renewable fuel credits pressured by biodiesel tax credit optimism

CHICAGO (Reuters) — US renewable fuel credits remained under pressure on Thursday as expectations mounted that lawmakers may soon renew a $1/gal rebate for biodiesel blenders that could curb worries over tight supplies in the thinly-traded market.

US Senator trying to get Big Corn behind US biofuels reform

(Reuters) — Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, is trying to win support from the Midwest corn lobby for a broad legislative overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.