Greenhouse Gases

Honeywell receives award for pioneering environmentally preferable technology

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel provides an alternative for global transportation.

Mexico announces launch of cap-and-trade pilot program

Mexico will launch a year-long simulation of a cap-and-trade program in November as a test run for a national carbon market expected to launch in 2018.

US EPA has not completed required review of biofuel mandate

The US Environmental Protection Agency has not complied with federal requirements to study the effects of the nation's biofuel use mandate.

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.