Petrochemicals

New BASF CircleStar catalyst decreases CO2 footprint for products ranging from jet fuel to plastics

ASF introduces CircleStar, an innovative dehydration catalyst to process renewable feedstocks. The novel star-shaped catalyst achieves a 99.5% selectivity for the ethanol-to-ethylene (E2E) conversion.

BASF and GS Engineering and Construction intend to jointly develop modular solutions for carbon capture

The partners want to develop individual package solutions from standardized elements for customers from all industries in order to remove CO2 from exhaust gases and process it so that it can be further utilized or stored.

W. R. Grace & Co. welcomes new UNIPOL polypropylene technology licensee in Indonesia

This project will empower PT KPI to increase refinery and polyolefin capacity by addressing the gap between strong demand growth of petrochemicals and the shortage in domestic production capacity.

Sponsored Content: Creating a particle of difference

ExxonMobil helps refiners and petrochemical manufacturers increase capacity, lower costs, improve margins, and operate safe, reliable, and efficient facilities. In our commitment to helping customers implement best practices and achieve better results, we provide cutting-edge proprietary catalysts and license advantaged process technologies for refining, gas, and chemical needs.

Hydrocarbon Processing wins prestigious Eddie award

Hydrocarbon Processing’s May 2022 issue received an Eddie award at FOLIO’s Eddie and Ozzie gala in New York City. The issue, which focused on the latest advancements in biofuels/renewable fuels and green petrochemicals production, received top honors within the B2B Full Issue category, beating out several other publications.

Clariant signs definitive agreement to sell Quats business

Clariant, a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement for the divestment of its Quats business to Global Amines Company Pte. Ltd.

G7 finance ministers agree to Russian oil price cap

The Group of Seven finance ministers plan to implement a price cap on Russian-origin crude oil and petroleum products.

Editorial Comment: Our purpose: 100 yr of striving to deliver technical editorial excellence to the HPI

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

One hundred years ago, a group of individuals saw a need to disseminate the latest technologies and know-how to improve refining operations, safety, management and profitability. At the time, World War 1 had ended roughly 4 yr prior, and global gasoline demand expanded immensely. In turn, new refining capacity was being built around the world to increase production to satisfy burgeoning demand. Simultaneously, new discoveries were being made to produce plastics, fertilizers and other petrochemical products.

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.

Axens pyrolysis gasoline unit successfully started-up at Hyundai Chemical petrochemical complex in South Korea

Axens and Hyundai Chemical Co. successfully achieve the start-up of the pyrolysis gasoline (Pygas) unit, part of the Hyundai Chemical petrochemical grassroots complex in Daesan, South Korea.