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Digital Feature: A novel process to help refinery operations comply with the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

This article, exclusive to Hydrocarbon Processing, details a novel refinery processing technology that enables refineries to produce fuels that adhere to the U.S. RFS.

Digitalization in refineries: A strategic roadmap for operational excellence—Part 1

KBC, a Yokogawa Company: Gardner, J.  |  McMullan, A.

The refinery industry is one of the biggest industries worldwide. According to Statista, the global oil refinery capacity tipped 100 MMbpd in 2022. This capacity reflects nearly a twofold increase since 1970.

Plastic pyrolysis oils as feedstock for steam crackers: Opportunities and challenges—Part 2

Linde Engineering: Delhomme-Neudecker, C.  |  Schödel, N.  |  Tóta, Á.  |  Schmidt, G.

Plastic waste is a worldwide challenge. To reduce its carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) footprint, the plastics industry is striving to increase circularity by using plastic pyrolysis oils (pyoils) from waste plastics as steam cracker feedstock.

API launches Standards Subscription Service

The American Petroleum Institute is pleased to announce the latest addition to the API Webstore -  the new Standards Subscription Service which offers Webstore customers unlimited, 24/7 access to API’s comprehensive suite of safety standards and technical documents for use across their organization. 

Plastic pyrolysis oils as feedstock for steam crackers: Opportunities and challenges—Part 1

Linde Engineering: Delhomme-Neudecker, C.  |  Schödel, N.  |  Tóta, Á.  |  Schmidt, G.

Plastic waste is a global challenge. Today, only a minimal amount of plastic waste is recycled, mostly mechanically.

Riding the wave of transition to a sustainable chemical industry

Aspen Technology: Khanlari, A.  |  Beck, R.

The chemical industry has shown resilience in addressing economic turbulence and supply chain disruptions after the COVID 19 pandemic.

Innovative approach to accelerating the startup of a gasoline block and associated units at Saudi Aramco’s Jazan refinery complex

This article elaborates on the startup of a refinery’s heavy naphtha reforming unit with an alternative approach to the initial unit design, including an evaluation of several startup techniques to ensure the adequacy and practicality of the selected option.

Executive Viewpoint: A lifecycle assessment on chemically recycling plastics: A conversation with Neste’s Maiju Helin

Neste Renewable Polymers and Chemicals: Helin, M.
Hydrocarbon Processing Staff: Nichols, Lee

HP spoke with Maiju Helin, Head of Sustainability and Regulatory Transformation Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Neste, regarding Neste’s lifecycle assessment report on chemically recycling waste plastic.

Europe-bound diesel, jet fuel cargoes divert from Red Sea

At least four tankers transporting diesel and jet fuel from the Middle East and India to Europe are taking the longer route around Africa to avoid the Red Sea, ship tracking data show.

China's first 2024 refined fuel export quotas flat vs. year ago

China has issued its first refined fuel export quotas for 2024 totaling 19 MMt, a volume unchanged from last year's and largely in line with market expectations.