Environment & Safety

Business Trends: US RPET and sustainability goals—a reality check

Bermish, M., Wood Mackenzie

Three primary drivers exist for recycling polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles.

Environment: Everything you want to know about IMO 2020 but are afraid to ask

Barsamian, A., Refinery Automation Institute, LLC

IMO 2020 is posing big questions about significant issues, and clear answers are proving difficult to find.

Editorial Comment: Embracing uncertainty for a better tomorrow

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

The downstream processing industry is changing.

Clearing the way for China’s petrochemical growth: Efficient catalytic VOC emissions control

Cullen, G., Cotter, T., Clariant

The growth of China’s chemical industry over the past 30 yr has been truly astonishing.

Support robust process safety management platforms with less reliance on incident investigations

Caudill, J., Contributing Writer

Accepting that incidents are inevitable can be considered a form of institutionalized normalization of deviance.

An evolving approach to digitalization

Wyatt, T., Fleissman, R., Emerson Automation Solutions

Much has been written in recent years about the need for refineries to embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Our waste is our resource—An initiative to turn all plastics bio-based

Nyman, T., Pöyry

The vision is fully fossil-free plastics production.

Adapting and prospering in the energy transition

Hasegawa, K., Shire, T., Yokogawa Corp. of America

The energy transition is gathering momentum as pressure from society leads policy makers and investors to demand faster and deeper cuts to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from all industrial sectors.

The greening of the downstream industry: A carbon investment case for clean refining

Fonda, M., Meridian Energy Group

Hydrocarbon Processing was pleased to speak recently with Mark Fonda, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Chief Technical Officer for Meridian Energy Group, which is building two grassroots refineries in the US.

Electric vehicles are coming, but their impact will be evolutionary, not revolutionary

George, S., Routt, M., KBC Advanced Technologies, Inc.

Alternatively fueled vehicles (AFVs) are getting plenty of press these days, but their market penetration is still a long way from critical mass.