Greenhouse Gases

Innovations

Andrew, Bob, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Unintended fugitive emissions from pressurized plant components have long been a key concern for operators as well as regulators.

Perseus, Greyrock to monetize Mexico flare gas

Perseus and Greyrock Energy are collaborating to provide solutions for the flaring of natural gas in Mexico.

Trestle Energy and Larksen partner to reduce CO2 from ethanol and coal power

Fuel pathway management platform will enable ethanol producers to substantially reduce their fuel carbon intensity and facilitate the cost-effective use of biomass fuel pellets at existing power plants.

Shell CEO warns on hasty renewables shift

Major investors, including Dutch pension fund PGGM, have criticized Shell's climate change policy in recent months, saying it should do more to mitigate climate change risks.

In-depth and preemptive front-end planning yields positive project results

Henre, C., Satterfield, R., Burns & McDonnell; Garris, J., Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing LLC

Despite the challenges that major projects can present (short deadlines, budget constraints and overruns, unforeseen problems onsite and tension throughout executive teams), they can also prove to be a win-win for both the owner and the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm.

Innovations

Blume, Adrienne, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In a market with reduced capital investment budgets, revamps and upgrades are becoming increasingly prevalent to extend asset service life.

Build a solid GHG BACT cost-effectiveness calculation to avoid CCS costs

Crum, R., AECOM

Determining which technology constitutes greenhouse gas (GHG) best available control technology (BACT) for a new or modified facility often hinges on the GHG BACT cost calculation.

HP Viewpoint: Should there be an end to fermentation ethanol?

Brownstein, A. M., ExxonMobil (retired)

In 2005, the US Congress determined that fuels derived from renewable resources, such as biofuels, will play a major role in ensuring US energy independence.

Automate environmental monitoring at petrochemical plants with LIMS

Meek, T., Thermo Fisher Scientific

Environmental regulations can add to the cost of doing business in the petrochemical industry, so making compliance more efficient and less expensive is a bottom-line priority.

China’s ‘energy revolution’ strives for sustainable growth

Rhodes, Michael, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

China's energy demand, particularly for petroleum and other liquids, is rapidly increasing as its industrial and transportation infrastructures expand.