http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing Diversifying the future: Incentives for worldwide adoption of renewable fuels and chemicals—Part 1 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/october-2019/sustainability/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards/ihydrocarbon-processingi-awards Hydrocarbon Processing, the downstream processing sector’s leading technical publication, has announced the finalists for its third annual awards. Modified shed decks tackle crude tower fouling problems https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/september-2019/special-focus-refining-technology/modified-shed-decks-tackle-crude-tower-fouling-problems Many tray designs have been complicated by the hunt for the “perfect distillation tray” design. Executive Viewpoint: Now and into the future: Challenges and solutions for the global processing industries https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/executive-viewpoint-now-and-into-the-future-challenges-and-solutions-for-the-global-processing-industries Hydrocarbon Processing sat down with senior-level executives of Merichem Company, Cyndie Fredrick (CF) and Kathy Young (KY), Senior Vice Presidents and General Managers of Merichem’s two business units, to discuss the state of the downstream industry, where it is heading in the future and how their company is helping operators meet their sustainability goals. Editorial Comment: A shift in capital? Petrochemical projects take lead in active project market share https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/columns/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. Refinery revamp opportunities with welded plate heat exchangers https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/august-2019/heat-transfer/refinery-revamp-opportunities-with-welded-plate-heat-exchangers The plate-and-shell (PandS) heat exchanger has three significant advantages over the shell-and-tube (SandT) type traditionally used in refinery processes. Advanced crude management by NIR spectroscopy combined with topology modeling https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/special-focus-the-digital-refinery/advanced-crude-management-by-nir-spectroscopy-combined-with-topology-modeling Crude characterization is critical for refinery optimization. Construction https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/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 https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/process-control-and-instrumentation/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.