August 2009

Misc

Costly flawed paradigm means 'shaking up' molecules

Because there's no such thing as throwing things "away," it's time to get out the white coats and do some serious chemistry. We need to use hydrocarbon molecules in a completely different way. Also, w..

Wright, Tim L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Because there's no such thing as throwing things "away," it's time to get out the white coats and do some serious chemistry. We need to use hydrocarbon molecules in a completely different way. Also, we must somehow now shake up two mighty oil industry commandments: "Thou shalt not change fuel specifications," and "Thou shalt not tinker around with vehicle engines or fuel infrastructure." Shifting standards. These are undeniably solid pillars of modern hydrocarbon industry thought. The almost unquestionable logic that reinforces them is that doing either means having a LOT of meetings. I sympathize with this; meetings are awful. Furthermore, refiners are thinking these thoughts as well. One

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