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From carbohydrates to hydrocarbons

Philip Siu, EcoCeres, explains how agricultural waste can be converted into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and how companies can contribute towards the development of a clean aviation industry.


Six things to know before launching an advanced recycling project

Advanced recycling projects can provide solutions for petrochemical companies aiming to meet decarbonisation targets. Chris Ploetz and Kevin Syphard, Burns & McDonnell, USA, outline the most important factors to consider in order to achieve project success.


A world of opportunities

Gabriel Buffin, Bijay Barik and Laurent Watripont, Axens, discuss how isomerisation can open up a world of opportunities for a more sustainable refining industry.



Europe: scrambling to adapt

Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, sheds light on the urgent need for European energy and petrochemical suppliers to adapt in the face of market upheaval.

Refinery turnarounds 101

In this blog post, the AFPM explains what refinery turnarounds are and why they are needed.

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Middle East Oil: back to the present

Nancy Yamaguchi, Contributing Editor, discusses why oil producers in the Middle East are aiming to recapture traditional strengths in the oil and gas industry before they look to move beyond fossil energy.

Thriving in the era of decarbonisation

Oliver MacSorley, Howden, a Chart Industries company, discusses the company’s work at Shell’s clean energy project in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Automation to the rescue

Michael Gaura, AMETEK Process Instruments, USA, considers how it is possible to manage sulfur recovery unit (SRU) upsets with automation.

Bringing decarbonisation to life

Pablo Jimenez-Asenjo, Federico Neira and Nicolas Visuara, KBC, alongside Rafael Rebouças de Araujo, Joana Variani and Juan Carlos Moreno, Acelen, explore how real-time emissions monitoring drives decarbonisation.