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From olefins to oxygenates: Fuel additives, solvents and more

Streich, T., Kömpel, H., Geng, J., Renger, M., thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG

Oxygenates are hydrocarbons containing oxygen atoms as part of their molecular structure.

OPEC, non-OPEC agree first global oil pact since 2001

VIENNA (Reuters) -- OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.

HP Editorial Comment: Change is redefining the petrochemical industry

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The petrochemical industry is embracing more “change” that is largely due to the recent drop in crude oil prices.

HP Viewpoint: Methanol takes on LNG for future marine fuels

Dolan, G. A., Methanol Institute

As the lifecycle economics of using MeOH compared with other emission compliance options become more evident, we will see the tide rising on the use of MeOH as a marine engine fuel.

HP Editorial Comment: Accessing the value of methane and the North American petrochemical revolution

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The North American (NA) petrochemical industry is experiencing a renaissance of new project announcements and manufacturing expansions. This wave of activity is supported by abundant, low-cost natural gas supplies. In particular, many ethylene projects are under various stages of development.

HP Project Management: Inside look at financing biorenewable projects

Cascone, R., Nexant

Financing biorenewables technology companies and their projects involves a unique set of challenges. The global emergence of biorenewable fuels, chemicals and polymers is driven by public policies, su..

HP Viewpoint: Methanex focuses on growth and expanding its operations across the globe

Floren, J., Methanex Corp.

As the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets, Methanex Corp. continues to focus on growing and expanding its operations across the globe. The most recen..

Update on the catalytic cracking process and standpipes—Part 1

The fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process is a well-established technology used by complex refineries. It is a key profit center, as the FCC unit (FCCU) has the flexibility to produce transportation ..

2015 Catalyst developments: Innovation and value creation

Hydrocarbon Processing invited major catalyst companies and industry consultants to share their insights regarding innovations and trends for new catalytic technologies.Challenges to be solved“As..

HP Viewpoint: Going our way?—How the US will benefit from natural gas and fuel cell technology

Markowitz, M. B., Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association

A remarkable convergence is taking place in North America, as rising natural gas production meets the growing market for both stationary fuel cells providing power to businesses and the utility grid, ..