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. 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. 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. Editorial Comment: Where some see roadblocks, we see opportunities https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/april-2019/columns/editorial-comment-where-some-see-roadblocks-we-see-opportunities In the January issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, the editorial comment focused on the roadmap to advancing ideas. FCC operational changes to boost gasoline octane https://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/magazine/2019/april-2019/special-focus-clean-fuels/fcc-operational-changes-to-boost-gasoline-octane The fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) is one of the main units providing gasoline with high-octane numbers to the refinery gasoline pool.