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HPIn Europe: Little-reported statement that changes everything

As far as I can see, the G8 Communiqué on Climate Change, Energy and Sustainable Development (the summit was held July 6 – 8 in Perthshire, Scotland) changes just about everything we do. You..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

As far as I can see, the G8 Communiqué on Climate Change, Energy and Sustainable Development (the summit was held July 6 – 8 in Perthshire, Scotland) changes just about everything we do. You might as well have classified CO2 as a hazardous waste. It has thrown the switch on the hydrogen economy and will quite simply have massive impact on anyone who produces or consumes hydrocarbon fuels. For example, I'm prepared to venture that because of it, the next refineries to get regulatory approval in Europe, the US or Japan* will be fundamentally different. They'll be integrated sites run on oil and gas that emit dramatically less CO2 to air while producing zero sulfur, low aroma

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