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HP Construction Profile: European refiner makes significant processing advancements

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

At the Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, Eni is moving forward with leading-edge technological breakthroughs to produce “clean” transportation fuels. This refinery has a balanced 190,00..

HP Industry Perspectives: Marine fuels: Not clear sailing ahead

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Major changes are unfolding that will impact the marine shipping industry. Within the next decade, tighter environmental rules will be in place, changing fuels used to propel international and domesti..

Evaluate challenges in meeting clean-fuel specifications with heavier crude

At a Saudi Aramco refinery, a revamp was planned for processing a different crude oil blend to meet Euro 5 diesel and gasoline specifications. The refinery, which processes semi-light crude oil, is sc..

HP Industry Perspectives: EU leans forward on clean-fuel strategies

Romanow, Stephany, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In late January 2013, the European Commission (EC) announced ambitious measures to ensure the buildup and standardization of alternative fueling stations across Europe. Much of the earlier EC policy i..

Select new production strategies for FCC light cycle oil

Selective adjustments to FCC operating variables and catalyst quality can significantly increase LCO production, which refiners can then upgrade into diesel blendstock.

Venice’s biorefinery: How refining overcapacity can become an opportunity with an innovative idea

Amoroso, A., Rispoli, G., Prati, C., eni S.p.A. Refining and Marketing Division

Eni invested in an innovative project involving the conversion of the existing refining scheme of its Venice refinery into a “green cycle” to process very high-quality biofuels starting from biological feedstocks.

HP Integration Strategies: US biodiesel industry regains momentum

Miller, Paul, ARC Advisory Group

According to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) trade organization, the US biodiesel industry produced more than one billion gallons (B gal) of biodiesel fuel in 2011, surpassing the 800 million gallo..

HP Viewpoint: Interview with UOP

Gautam, R., UOP, A Honeywell Co.

Hydrocarbon Processing had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Rajeev Gautam, president and CEO of UOP, A Honeywell Co., and discuss several high-level factors impacting the global hydrocarbon processing..

Consider coal gasification for liquid fuels production

Due to faster depleting natural gas reserves and more abundant coal reserves, coal gasification and CTL are solutions to produce liquid fuels over the long term.

Consider new technologies to raise diesel yield in bottom-of-barrel products

The debate continues over adding a new delayed coker vs. a residue hydrocracker upstream of an existing delayed coker.