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New Hydroprocessing Approaches to Increase Petrochemicals Production
Over the past several years there has been increased interest in combining refinery and petrochemical projects to maximize production of the highest value products while meeting transportation fuel needs. To accomplish these often competing objectives, the hydroprocessing approaches utilized in the refinery are critical. Both the processes and catalysts selected have a significant impact on petrochemical feedstock production. Recently, CLG has been assisting several of our clients with identifying ways to increase their project values based on our extensive portfolio of residue hydrotreating, residue hydrocracking, and VGO/Distillate hydrocracking technologies.. Read more>>
Crude Oil to Chemicals
The immediate future of refineries producing transportation fuels only is beset with uncertainties. Globally, refined products such as gasoline and diesel is growing in the range of 0.5 to 1.5%. Europe continues to be a major consumer of diesel despite the emission scandals that has seen a steady progression of major cities banning diesel cars in the near future. China is exporting diesel. India is also exporting diesel although this market will be a major consumer of diesel over the next decades as road infrastructure sees dramatic improvement and the GDP continues to rise at a pace of around 7%. Read more>>
LC-MAX and LC-SLURRY High Conversion Residue Hydrocracking Technologies
Over the past several years there have been several significant market changes that have challenged the profitability of refining. Two of the changes have a dramatic effect on the economics of residue conversion. The recent crude price decreases, have put pressure on refinery and upgrading margins. Also, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) requirements starting in January 2020, that ships burning bunker fuel oil will have to reduce their SOx emissions which is the equivalent of reducing the bunker fuel oil sulfur from 3.5 wt% to 0.5 wt%. Read more>>

U.S. Navy Completes Sea Trial with 100% Drop-In Renewable Diesel Fuel
For the first time ever a Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division's (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) completed final-phase testing of a 100% drop-in renewable diesel fuel as part of the Navy's MILSPEC qualification program. ReadiDiesel™ was developed by Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Chevron Lummus Global, as a drop-in replacement for petroleum F-76 marine diesel. ReadiDiesel™ is a 100% renewable biofuel. For the full article, please click here>>

New Hydroprocessing Approaches to Increase Petrochemicals Production
Over the past several years there has been increased interest in combining refinery and petrochemical projects to maximize production of the highest value products while meeting transportation fuel needs. To accomplish these often competing objectives, the hydroprocessing approaches utilized in the refinery are critical. Read More>>
A Groundbreaking Ceremony Was Held for a Renewable Jet and Diesel Fuel Demo Plant
On June 1, Euglena held a groundbreaking ceremony for their renewable jet and diesel fuel demo plant using CLG’s ISOCONVERSION process. The demo plant site is 7,800 sq meters (about 83,960 sq feet) in size, located within the Asahi Glass plant property in Yokohama, and will include the fuels production, analysis, storage and shipping facilities. The total investment is approximately $52 million, and the plant is scheduled to start operation in the first half of 2019. For the full article in Japanese, please click here>>