Hydrocarbon Processing Diversifying the future: Incentives for worldwide adoption of renewable fuels and chemicals—Part 1 Bio-based, renewable fuels and chemicals can reduce the environmental footprint of maintaining global transportation and product demands, while also supplementing traditional fossil fuels in a global environment with increasing energy demand. <i>Hydrocarbon Processing</i> Awards Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards. Editorial Comment: A shift in capital? Petrochemical projects take lead in active project market share In mid-June, I joined Thad Pittman, Senior Research Analyst, Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, to provide Hydrocarbon Processing subscribers with a global analysis on the downstream processing industry’s capital projects landscape. Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask IMO 2020 is posing big questions about significant issues, and clear answers are proving difficult to find. Next-generation catalyst improves reliability of LPG mercaptan extraction For decades, sulfur reduction processes have been an integral part of refinery operations. Construction Sinochem Hongrun Petrochemical Co. Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s ionic liquids alkylation technology to produce high-octane, cleaner-burning transportation fuels. Business Trends: Sustainability: Clean fuels—The advancement to zero sulfur In April, Hydrocarbon Processing launched the first iteration of its HP Sustainability webcast series. Mitigating corrosion challenges from opportunity crudes High-quality crudes are not always readily available, or at a price that is acceptable to the producer’s budget. Ultra-deep desulfurization of FCC gasoline: Reactive adsorption strategy With an increase in concern for the environment, countries around the world are implementing stringent environmental regulations and are continuously pressuring refiners to reduce the amount of sulfur in transportation fuels—primarily gasoline and diesel—to combat airborne pollution caused by vehicles. 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.