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INEOS announces groundbreaking on the INEOS Hickerson solar project

INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA and NextEra Energy Resources LLC has announced the groundbreaking on INEOS Hickerson Solar, a new 310-megawatt (MW) solar project located in Bosque County, Texas, U.S.

Top 10 country emitters discharged record amounts of CO2 in 2023

The 10 largest country emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2) from energy production discharged a record 24.5 metric Bt of CO2 in 2023, according to the 2024 Energy Institute Statistical Review of World Energy.

Research and application of proprietary cold oil absorption technology in the recovery of refinery dry gases

Sinopec (Beijing) Research Institute of Chemical Industry: Li, D.  |  Zhang, J.  |  Liu, Z.  |  Guo, L.  |  Hou, Z.  |  Hsu, R.

With the increasing shortage of global energy and resources, the recovery and utilization of refinery dry gases have become important topics of concern.

Hydrogen-rich content gasoline: A new concept for paraffinic gasoline reformulation

HRC Fuels: Burger, J.  |  Byrne, D.
Hoekstra Trading LLC: Hoekstra, G.

Several refiners are evaluating a new gasoline-formulation technology called hydrogen (H2)-rich-content (HRC) gasoline. This patented technology uses low-sulfur, H2-rich refinery blendstocks like straight-run gasoline, isomerates, alkylate, butanes and renewable naphtha in gasoline blends, and adds aromatic amines (a high-octane gasoline additive) to make a drop-in specification gasoline.

Amine strength in gas treatment

INEOS: Kuroda, R.
Optimized Gas Treating, Inc.: Chandran, P.  |  Weiland, R.

Tail gas treating units (TGTUs) are designed to remove the last vestiges of unconverted hydrogen sulfide (H<sub>2</sub>S) in the tail gas coming from a sulfur recovery unit (SRU) after the gas has been processed to convert as much H<sub>2</sub>S as possible to elemental sulfur.

bp to acquire full ownership of bp Bunge Bioenergia while refocusing plans for new biofuels projects

bp has agreed to acquire Bunge’s 50% holding interest in its bp Bunge Bioenergia S.A. joint venture, one of Brazil’s leading biofuels-producing companies.

Fossil fuel use, emissions hit records in 2023

Global fossil fuel consumption and energy emissions hit all-time highs in 2023, even as fossil fuels' share of the global energy mix decreased slightly on the year, the industry's Statistical Review of World Energy report said.

DB Schenker, Avolta close first agreement in Spain for the use of marine biofuels

DB Schenker, a leading logistics service provider, has signed an agreement with Avolta, a leading global travel experience player, to use marine biofuel for the transport of goods between Europe and the U.S.

Coca-Cola India moves toward circular economy, launches 100% recycled PET bottles

After being the first company in India to launch a one-liter bottle made from 100% recycled PET (rPET) for its packaged drinking water brand Kinley, Coca-Cola India is taking another meaningful step towards creating a circular economy and has announced the launch of Coca-Cola® in rPET in pack sizes of 250 ml and 750 ml.

Wood Mackenzie: E-fuels offer long-term solution to key energy transition transport sectors, but journey needs to start now

The widespread development and use of synthetic fuels is still at least a decade away and depends on the successful deployment of other technologies, but companies that position themselves now are best positioned for success, according to the latest “Horizons” report by data and analytics company Wood Mackenzie.