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Process Optimization

China produces first nuclear-generated steam for petrochemicals plant

China's first nuclear-based steam generation project began production on Wednesday, state-run China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said in a Wechat post announcing the latest step in Chinese efforts to decarbonize heavy industry.

Research and application of proprietary cold oil absorption technology in the recovery of refinery dry gases

Sinopec (Beijing) Research Institute of Chemical Industry: Li, D.  |  Zhang, J.  |  Liu, Z.  |  Guo, L.  |  Hou, Z.  |  Hsu, R.

With the increasing shortage of global energy and resources, the recovery and utilization of refinery dry gases have become important topics of concern.

A promising new FCC feedstock: Heavy-cut pyrolysis oil from post-consumer plastic waste

Grace GmbH: Brandt, S.
W.R. Grace & Co.: Bryden, K.
Braven Environmental: Goellner, J.  |  Huovie, C.

Plastics are an essential material in modern civilization. Their light weight, durability and property flexibility provide benefits in food preservation, medical applications, building and vehicle energy efficiency, and many other areas.

Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation

HRC Fuels: Burger, J.  |  Byrne, D.
Hoekstra Trading LLC: Hoekstra, G.

Several refiners are evaluating a new gasoline-formulation technology called hydrogen (H2)-rich-content (HRC) gasoline. This patented technology uses low-sulfur, H2-rich refinery blendstocks like straight-run gasoline, isomerates, alkylate, butanes and renewable naphtha in gasoline blends, and adds aromatic amines (a high-octane gasoline additive) to make a drop-in specification gasoline.

Amine strength in gas treatment

INEOS: Kuroda, R.
Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.: Chandran, P.  |  Weiland, R.

Tail gas treating units (TGTUs) are designed to remove the last vestiges of unconverted hydrogen sulfide (H<sub>2</sub>S) in the tail gas coming from a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) after the gas has been processed to convert as much H<sub>2</sub>S as possible to elemental sulfur.

Transitioning to an electrified future

Siemens Energy: Diezinger, S.

As countries responsible for 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions set net-zero targets, oil and gas, chemicals and other energy-intensive process industries are under increasing pressure to decarbonize.

Amogy and Plastic 2 Green partner to pioneer ammonia energy solutions

Amogy announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Plastic 2 Green (P2G) to explore the integration of Amogy’s ammonia-to-electrical power system as a backup/supplementary power source for P2G’s green ammonia manufacturing facilities.

NEXTCHEM (Maire) signs €4-MM grant with the EU to scale up proprietary chemical recycling technology

The grant will support the BOOST project, aimed at implementing the first commercial application of NXRe PMMA technology for the chemical recycling on continuous basis of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) scraps into high quality, added value intermediates

PTT Global Chemical redefining maintenance with remote piping inspection robots

PTTGC is refining the concept from Hackathon to innovate and enhance the efficiency of the Remoted Piping Inspection Robot system in factories, addressing issues and reducing costs.

Sponsored: Maximize production with next-gen adaptive process control

In today’s industrial landscape, characterized by economic volatility, evolving regulations, and the need to advance sustainability goals, optimizing process operations and maximizing asset profitability are more critical than ever.