February 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Revised EU directive poses plant upgrade challenges

The EU oil refining industry is being presented with majorchallenges due to a new revision to the original 1988 LargeCombustion Plant Directive (88/609/EEC), which limits certainemissions. It will sig..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The EU oil refining industry is being presented with major challenges due to a new revision to the original 1988 Large Combustion Plant Directive (88/609/EEC), which limits certain emissions. It will significantly curtail the use of heavy residues from the refining process for which alternative disposal routes are already either closed or in the process of being closed. Here's a review from CONCAWE of key implications of this revised Directive. The outlook suggests further significant investment pressures on the downstream sector, as well as additional CO2 emissions associated with energy-intensive residue upgrading processes. Also, the new emission limits for both NOx and p

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