http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com Hydrocarbon Processing 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. Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/columns/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. The greening of the downstream industry: A carbon investment case for clean refining https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/sustainability/the-greening-of-the-downstream-industry-a-carbon-investment-case-for-clean-refining Hydrocarbon Processing was pleased to speak recently with Mark Fonda, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Meridian Energy Group, which is building two grassroots refineries in the US. Electric vehicles are coming, but their impact will be evolutionary, not revolutionary https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/sustainability/electric-vehicles-are-coming-but-their-impact-will-be-evolutionary-not-revolutionary Alternatively fueled vehicles (AFVs) are getting plenty of press these days, but their market penetration is still a long way from critical mass. FCC metal trap additives to process more residue https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/july-2019/catalysts/fcc-metal-trap-additives-to-process-more-residue Most refiners frequently need metal trapping or bottoms cracking additives for residue operations. Editorial Comment: The true essence of optimization https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/columns/editorial-comment-the-true-essence-of-optimization What is the first thing that comes to mind when we hear the word 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. Industry Perspectives: What topics do you want to hear about? https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/june-2019/trends-resources/industry-perspectives-what-topics-do-you-want-to-hear-about Throughout Hydrocarbon Processing’s 97 yr of publishing technical material for the refining and petrochemical industries, the journal has focused on numerous topics to optimize downstream processing facility operations.