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History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

California's push to ban gas-powered cars nearly finalized

California's transition to electric-powered vehicles could be accelerated after regulators are expected to approve plans to phase out gas-powered vehicles Thursday.

History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, M&A, GTL and the fieldbus wars

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.

Avfuel, Neste collaborate to help business aviation reach net-zero goals faster

Given Neste’s expertise in renewable fuels and its fast-growing production capacity of SAF, Avfuel chose Neste as its strategic partner in January 2021 to develop an efficient and continuous supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel throughout North America and overseas.

World Fuel Services is now an authorized branded distributor of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel with the first supply location in France

Paris-Le Bourget Airport is the first location in France where World Fuel delivered Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as the authorized branded distributor.

Neste, MAN and Altens sign a partnership to promote biofuels in France

Sharing a common vision where biofuels have a key role to play in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in transportation – Neste, MAN and Altens have signed a partnership contract aimed at promoting biofuels in France.

ESL Shipping becomes the first shipping company in the world to utilize Neste’s co-processed marine fuel for GHG emissions reduction

Finnish shipping company ESL Shipping will become the world's first shipping company to start utilizing new low-emission Neste Marine 0.1 Co-processed marine fuel in its vessels in Finland and Sweden.

Topsoe Technology to reduce customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 12 MMt in 2022

Topsoe’s technologies are set to reduce its customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 12 MMt in 2022 alone. These reductions will not be one-offs but ongoing for the years to come.

Taiwan's CPC buys first crude with carbon offset from SOCAR

Taiwan's state refiner, CPC Corp, said it has received the country's first crude cargo with certified carbon offset from SOCAR Trading, the trading arm of Azerbaijan's state oil company.

History of the HPI: The 1970s: Crises, clean air, plastic bottles and the DCS

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The 1970s were marked by several historical events that affected not only the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) but nations around the world.