Greenhouse Gases

US EPA moves to deny refiner requests to change biofuels program

The US Environmental Protection Agency said it plans to deny several petitions from oil groups to change the country's biofuels program, an issue that has deeply divided the petroleum industry.

Canada's 'chemical valley' city looks to lure green investment

Sarnia, Ontario, home to dozens of Canada's refineries and chemical plants, is lobbying hard to lure a biotech plant to the city as the local petrochemical-powered economy braces for the impact of a provincial carbon-pricing scheme.

Two Florida men convicted and sentenced in biodiesel fraud scheme

Two men have been convicted of participation in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and US taxpayers by fraudulently selling biodiesel credits and fraudulently claiming tax credits.

BP announces investment of $30 MM in biojet producer Fulcrum

BP subsidiaries BP Ventures and Air BP businesses have created a strategic partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy, a pioneer in the development and production of low-carbon jet fuel, in which BP will invest $30 MM.

Saudi Aramco acquires Novomer’s polyol business and associated technologies

Saudi Aramco has acquired the Converge product line and associated operations and technologies from US-based Novomer Inc.

OGCI announces $1-B investment to accelerate development of low emissions technologies

OGCI Climate Investments will aim to deploy successfully-developed new technologies among member companies and beyond.

Refining: High-impact challenges in today’s global refining market

Zurlo, J. A., GE Water and Process Technologies

To stay competitive and thrive in today’s uncertain and volatile energy market that is characterized by major shifts in supply and demand dynamics, refiners must find ways to increase operational efficiencies, maximize productivity and produce refined products at lower costs.

IMO sets 2020 date for ships to comply with low sulfur fuel oil requirement

In a landmark decision for both the environment and human health, January 1, 2020, has been set as the implementation date for a significant reduction in the sulfur content of the fuel oil used by ships.

Clariant praises Paris deal ratifications and offers to help HNO3 plants minimize N2O emissions

Clariant is committed to supporting the Paris Agreement by reducing N2O emissions with their specialty catalysts.

ClearSign successfully completes Tricor refinery heater project

ClearSign Combustion Corp. has successfully completed its Duplex retrofit heater project at Tricor Refining in Bakersfield, California.