Hydrocarbon Processing Construction Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce high-octane, cleaner-burning transportation fuels. Improve CCR reforming profitability using a novel high-density catalyst Catalytic reforming has been a staple in petroleum refining since 1949. Details on high-impact refining and petrochemical projects presently under construction, as chosen by <i>HP</i> editors and readers The global hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) continues to expand and modernize to efficiently meet growing demand for energy, transportation fuels and petrochemicals. Viewpoint: The opportunity for greater growth and value—Considerations for crude-to-chemicals projects Industry players are focused on upgrading to higher-growth, higher-value chemical products. Conceptualizing a mega-integrated refinery and petrochemical complex: A case study Integration is the new keyword for sustainability and profit in today’s oil and gas market scenario. <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> Awards Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the winners for its second annual awards. Find the best aromatics extraction system for industrial applications Aromatics are fundamental petrochemical compounds used as raw materials to manufacture hundreds of polymers, solvents and additives; these, in turn, are used to make consumable products that people use every day. Show Preview: IRPC Europe returns to Italy this June Gulf Energy Information and Hydrocarbon Processing are pleased to provide a preview of IRPC Europe 2018, which will be held June 5–7 in Milan. Metallurgy solution to prevent polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking in hydroprocessing Hydrotreating is a staple process found in nearly every refinery. The process removes undesirable feed contaminants, such as sulfur, nitrogen and metals, and saturates olefins and/or aromatics to produce high-quality products. Maximizing energy efficiency in paraxylene production—Part 2 Due to reduced margins, higher energy costs and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide content, energy efficiency has never been more important in refining and petrochemicals. This is particularly true in the modern aromatics complex, which produces paraxylene (pX), benzene and other aromatics from naphtha.