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Synhelion and Pilatus launch strategic partnership to scale solar fuels

Synhelion and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd enter into a strategic cooperation with the aim of accelerating the scaling of solar fuels for aviation.

World’s first in-flight study of commercial aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel shows significant non-CO2 emission reductions

Results from the world's first in-flight study of the impact of using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in both engines of a commercial aircraft show a reduction in soot particles and formation of contrail ice crystals compared to using conventional Jet A-1 fuel. 

Next Wave Energy starts up world's first standalone alkylation complex

Next Wave Energy Partners selected Elessent Clean Technologies, Inc. (Elessent) in 2019 to provide STRATCO® alkylation technology at the world’s first stand-alone alkylation complex.

Singapore middle distillates stocks slip on rising jet fuel/kerosene exports

Singapore's middle distillates inventories fell by more than 100,000 bbls in the week ended May 29 amid higher net jet fuel/kerosene exports, though diesel/gasoil net exports declined.

Under new program, little to no ethanol will qualify for U.S. aviation fuel credit

Little to no ethanol will qualify for U.S. sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidies under a new pilot program by President Joe Biden's administration, which toughened climate requirements at the last minute.

Indonesia's Pertamina conducting gasoline tender for June

Indonesia's Pertamina is conducting a tender to procure 98-octane gasoline for June, an official at procurement subsidiary Pertamina Patra Niaga said.

A multi-objective optimization study for an integrated oil refinery-petrochemical plant—Part 1

University of Bahrain, Department of Engineering Management: Al Anazi, K. Q.  |  Shams, M.B.  |  Al Masri, H.

The study of the ideal integration of an oil refinery and an ethylene production facility has regained interest due to the rising costs of crude oil and its derivatives. This study proposes a multi-objective optimization approach that maximizes the net profit and production of ethylene and propylene in an integrated plant.

China biofuel makers bet on sustainable aviation fuel

Biofuel firms are pouring more than $1 B into building China's first plants to turn waste cooking oil into aviation fuel for export and meet domestic demand, once Beijing mandates the fuel's use on airplanes to cut emissions.

An innovative process for simultaneously producing high-purity benzene and U.S.-grade gasoline from FCC C6 heartcut

Reliance Industries Ltd.: Garg, M.  |  Patil, R.  |  Sapre, A. V.
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum: Kumar, S.  |  Ghosh, P.

Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSAT) II regulations restrict the average benzene level in gasoline sold in the U.S. to 0.62 vol%. In India and in several other countries, benzene in gasoline is presently restricted to 1 vol%. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) gasoline contributes to nearly 10%–20% of the gasoline pool in a typical refinery.

Digital Exclusive: Refineries’ pandemic turmoil—KNPC’s gasoline demand: Opportunities and challenges

Kuwait National Petroleum Co.: Matar, M. B.  |  Alqallaf, D. A.  |  Alesmail, I.  |  Al-Mutairi, F.

In this exclusive digital article, KNPC provides a comprehensive analysis of the difficulties and challenges that the company experienced during the COVID-19 epidemic and how its refineries adapted during this challenging time.