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  • Global status of carbon capture and storage

    The Global CCS Institute (the Institute) is an international think tank whose mission is to accelerate the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS), a vital technology to tackle climate change. As a team of over 30 professionals, working with and on behalf of our Members, we drive the adoption of CCS as quickly and cost effectively as possible; sharing expertise, building capacity and providing advice and support so CCS can play its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our ...

  • Net-zero emissions: glossary of terms

    Since the Paris Agreement, IPIECA has continued to work on the topic of low-emissions pathways highlighting the fundamental role and contribution of the oil and gas industry in addressing the challenge of a transition to a low-emissions future. The concept of net-zero emissions is a key element of the discussion around low-emission pathways and the energy transition required to meet the aims of the Paris Agreement. This glossary was developed to support the oil and gas industry ...

  • Biomass availability and sector competition

    The present version of the report is a draft sent out for review by selected stakeholders. Subject to exposing our findings to review comments during a webinar June 2nd 2022, the report will be prepared as a final version. The aims of this project have been to: • Provide an overview of recent scientific consensus on future potentials of biomass that are estimated to be sustainably available for non-food/feed purposes, i.e. as feedstock for energy, fuels and materials/chemicals • ...

  • LCH™ Process for the production of blue hydrogen

    There is an urgent need to limit the rise in global temperatures to avoid severe environmental and societal impact. Many countries across the world have committed to zero emission targets being met by 2050, this timeframe is now only one typical syngas plant lifetime away. The provision of decarbonised hydrogen at scale is an essential step to achieve this. Johnson Matthey’s (JM's) LCH™ technology enables decarbonised hydrogen to be produced at scale now, in the most sustainable ...

  • Clean Energy Solutions

    Real-Time Measurement for Process Optimization, Safety, and Emissions Compliance. Gas analysis solutions to improve process efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ensure equipment uptime. Reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants is an increasing priority for power producers, hydrocarbon processing plants, and many other industries. Operators want to improve the efficiency of their processes, making them more ecologically responsible, ...

  • ADIP® ULTRA

    For cost-effective, enhanced removal of carbon dioxide (CO2). Gas development projects face growing challenges from resources containing increasing amounts of CO2, tighter sales specifications and stricter environmental emission standards. At the same time, operators in the oil and gas industries are looking for solutions to debottleneck existing plants while reducing their operating costs and carbon footprint. The Shell Catalysts & Technologies ADIP ULTRA gas-treating ...

  • Transition to net zero: steps to decarbonize the oil refining industry

    A review of the solutions being employed by oil refineries to reduce their Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions. Despite improvements in vehicle fuel economy, increasing adoption of hybrids, and EVs, petroleum- based fuel demand continues to grow, at least in the short- to mid-term! In general, demand is generated from population growth and increased car ownership, and both are increasing. However, during the pandemic, people concerned about health moved around less. Consequently, ...

  • AVEVA™ predictive analytics for chemicals

    AVEVATM Predictive Analytics for chemicals To meet critical business objectives you need performance that’s smarter, faster, and more precise. Using the most advanced predictive intelligence tools, you can lead the way in the chemicals industry. AVEVA and OSIsoft are joining forces to elevate your possibilities. Machines don't have to fail. Modern chemical plants generate massive amounts of data. AVEVA Predictive Analytics turns that data into actionable insight to help avoid ...

  • INTERCAT FCC additives and catalyst handling technologies

    Most refiners now find it essential to use catalytic additives to supplement the host FCC catalyst in order to achieve the desired unit performance, product quality, and environmental emissions targets that must be met. Johnson Matthey is the foremost supplier of FCC additives and addition systems, specializing in the development, manufacture, sale, and technical support of both additives and addition systems for the refining industry. Our INTERCATTM range of FCC additives and ...

  • Driving centrifugal compressor technology

    We know you’re no stranger to pressure. Budget pressure. Time pressure. Performance pressure. Pressure challenges us, but it also pushes us to be better. At Atlas Copco Gas and Process, the pressures you face are what drive us to develop turbomachinery that assures reliability, improves efficiency and reduces cost. To us, pressure is innovation in progress. Over the past few decades, Atlas Copco Gas and Process has built close relationships with customers around the globe. ...

  • Natural Gas Solutions

    Natural gas is an important part of the world’s energy supply. From feedstock for production processes to generating electrical power, the transportation, distribution, storage, and processing of natural gas has a global impact. Natural gas must meet specific requirements as it relates to heating value, hydrocarbon dew point, and the concentration of various contaminants. The quality of natural gas can be impacted by contaminants, such as water vapor, sulfur-based compounds, ...

  • Hydroprocessing - It’s not magic It’s science

    It’s not magic. It’s science. Hydroprocessors know the wall that lies between them and peak reactor performance. Fouling, pressure drop, precipitation, agglomeration, polymerization, and catalyst deactivation, these obstacles build up, block by block. We help you break through that wall, clearing your path to performance. With highly specialized expertise and unique, industry-proven solutions, Crystaphase has helped refiners all over the world achieve unprecedented efficiency ...

  • CLEANPACE hydrogen solutions

    Our Low Carbon Solutions business helps our customers navigate and overcome the challenges they face in meeting emissions reduction targets. We provide tailored solutions that help you achieve significant and sustained reductions in carbon emissions; at scale, today, with existing technology. Our solution at a glance: The technology Pre-combustion CO₂ capture with proven integrated ADVANCED REFORMING™ technology for steam methane reforming (SMR) hydrogen plant flowsheets. ...

  • The crucial role of low-carbon hydrogen production to achieve Europe’s climate ambition: A technical assessment

    Hydrogen has emerged as a central narrative of the European Green Deal. With the legally-binding objective of climate neutrality by 2050, set by the European Climate Law and the increased climate target for 2030, the need to speed up the efforts towards climate change mitigation is evident. The EU is therefore relying on hydrogen as a way to decarbonise energy-intensive industries, energy and transport sectors. The EU hydrogen strategy, published in July 2020, highlights that ...

  • Global Energy Outlook 2022: Turning Points and Tension in the Energy Transition

    RFF's annual Global Energy Outlook report examines a range of projections for the global energy system, summarising key implications for global energy consumption, emissions, and geopolitics. About the authors:  Daniel Raimi is a fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) and a lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He works on a range of energy policy issues with a focus on tools to enable an equitable energy transition. ...

  • PI System™

    Edge-to-cloud data management for industrial operations. Imagine what your company can achieve with deeper operational insight, faster analysis of critical data, and expanded visibility to remote assets and IIoT sensors. With trusted operations data delivered in real-time to people, applications, and platforms across your organization, you can unlock new business value and drive efficiency, flexibility, sustainability, and resilience PI System is a data management system ...

  • Fast pyrolysis bio-oil technology and production

    Sustainable, bio-based solutions for the heat, power, biofuels and chemicals industries. Delivering safe, sustainable, quality projects With more than 50 years of experience gained through involvement in 30 grassroots refineries and more than 100 expansion projects, Technip Energies is a leader in the refining industry. The company’s portfolio of technologies includes proprietary refining technologies and equipment for catalytic cracking, and the recovery of refinery offgas ...

  • Ethylene Industry Solutions

    AMETEK Process Instruments is a worldwide manufacturer of process analyzers and instrumentation. We focus our experience on designing new, innovative analyzers that help our customers achieve higher levels of productivity and quality. By seeking out ways to overcome the limitations of current methods of process monitoring, control and quality assurance, we have created some of the most capable, unique technologies in the world. A business unit of the Process and Analytical Instruments ...

  • Delivering world class hydrogen plant performance

    The world that we live in today is constantly changing; 50 years from now it will be unrecognisable. We live during a period of significant population growth, with increasing urbanisation and increasing wealth. The population is not only increasing, it is also getting older, and it demands better health and nutrition. There are increasing constraints on our natural resources, with energy security, resource efficiency, alternative energy and recycling becoming global issues. And ...

  • Fuelling The Future For Cleaner Skies

    Creating new revenue streams for ethanol in the aviation sector. We’re expanding our Sustainable Aviation Fuel portfolio to include new Ethanol to Jet fuel technology. Ethanol to Jet fuel represents a new revenue stream for ethanol producers looking for diversification to satisfy the needs of the large and growing aviation market. Producers of SAF can recognize significant value from their fuels because of fuel production credits and airline demand for sustainable solutions ...

  • Johnson Matthey - About us

    Our planet is a multifaceted and fast-changing place. With a growing and ageing population and a clear shift towards urban living, governments and consumers are increasingly concerned about air quality and people’s health. And with supplies of natural resources under ever increasing pressure, their sustainable use has never been higher on the agenda. Against this backdrop, organisations want to knowhow they can improve the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainable impact ...

  • Hydrogen

    Global leader delivering a full suite of hydrogen solutions through unrivaled technology and seamless project execution. With more than 55 years of expertise and leadership in the production of hydrogen, our full scope of services ranges from process and front-end design packages, through detailed engineering and supply, to full turnkey EPC projects, and ultimately asset management services. We maintain our leadershipposition thanks to our teamof experienced professionals,continuous ...

  • POWERSAFE™ - Fully integrated medium voltage control and heating solution

    POWERSAFE™ is a fully integrated medium voltage control and heating solution that offers longer heater life, allowing you to confidently replace fossil fuel solutions with a clean electric solution. It also meets the necessary agency requirements to help make your process safe and reliable. Wattage size requirements for electric thermal equipment have been on the rise. This makes medium voltage solutions attractive because they reduce overall installation costs compared to ...

  • Jet Zero Strategy: Delivering net zero aviation by 2050

    The early evolution of air travel in this country – from the first commercial flight to the first jet airliner, the British Comet – took just 30 years. In that short time, aviation technology developed at an astonishing pace. But it showed what we can achieve. We now have even less time to transform aviation again. Our target of net zero flying by 2050 is hugely challenging. Not just because aircraft have always relied on fossil fuels, but because aviation is only just ...

  • The shift to clean energy solutions

    As the natural gas industry assembled in September for the 56th Annual American School of Gas Measurement Technology, it has become clear that the oil and gas industry has embraced the energy transition. While many of the classes covered traditional topics in natural gas, including gas quality measurements such as moisture or hydrogen sulfide, the discussion among participants ranged from the role of natural gas to the increasing use of biofuels to how hydrogen blending impacts ...

  • CLEANPACE hydrogen solutions

    Decarbonise your existing SMR based hydrogen plant today. Our Low Carbon Solutions business helps our customers navigate and overcome the challenges they face in meeting emissions reduction targets. We provide tailored solutions that help you achieve significant and sustained reductions in carbon emissions; at scale, today, with existing technology. Our solution at a glance: The technology Pre-combustion CO₂ capture with proven integrated ADVANCED REFORMING™ technology ...

  • Johnson Matthey licensed processes

    A portfolio of advanced process technologies for global markets. Johnson Matthey (JM) develops and licenses proprietary process technologies. We also offer collaborating companies an extensive range of technology development, process design and engineering skill. For over thirty years JM has been engaged in innovative DAVY™ licensing development. Our comprehensive expertise of catalysis and reaction engineering has been tailored to the production of a wide range of chemicals ...

  • Enabling Power-to-X Transformations

    For efficient efuels and chemicals production. Our strategy is for a world that is cleaner and healthier, today and for future generations. As the chemical industry embarks on its net-zero journey, we will apply our expertise in decarbonisation and circularity to provide enabling solutions. This fast paced market requires low risk technologies that can be deployed at scale. Feedstock efficiency, low technology risk, and optimised project execution are key for successful power-to-X ...

  • Renewable Energy Market Update

    Renewable energy has great potential to reduce prices and dependence on fossil fuels in short and long term. Although costs for new solar PV and wind installations have increased, reversing a decade-long cost reduction trend, natural gas, oil and coal prices have risen much faster, therefore actually further improving the competitiveness of renewable electricity. However, how rapidly renewables can substitute fossil fuels hinges on several uncertainties and will depend on many ...

  • PURASPEC CLEAR Chloride guards

    Chlorides in a refinery. Where does it come from? Chlorides are introduced into the refinery flowsheet in several ways. Some crude sources can bring both inorganic and organic chloride content. Desalter processes and chemical additives are used to remove chlorides and prevent corrosion and fouling caused by these chlorides. The other major source is from the Catalytic Reforming Unit (CRU). This unit upgrades straight run naphtha value for use in the gasoline pool or as petrochemical ...

  • Electric heat and control systems for the alternative energy industry

    In 1915, Chromalox introduced the world's first metal-sheathed heating element. Since then, we have grown from just a manufacturer of heating elements to a global force in the design and implementation of electric heat and control systems that meet the requirements, certifications, codes, and standards of process industries around the world. The Chromalox Difference Some companies simply build heaters and controls. Chromalox does more. We provide custom-engineered precision ...

  • Green Circle - Hydrogen

    Global energy demand is expected to grow 50% by 2050 (IEA) as populations grow and over 1 billion people move into the middle class. Simultaneously, governments and corporations have set ambitious goals to reduce their environmental impacts through carbon reduction and greenhouse gas emission cuts to become carbon neutral and address climate change. Hydrogen is in a unique position to support this increase in energy demand and decrease in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions ...

  • UK public sector support for hydrogen research and innovation

    The UK government has put research, innovation and ‘learning by doing’ at the heart of its approach to developing a thriving UK hydrogen sector – as set out in the 2021 UK Hydrogen Strategy. Research and innovation (R&I) will be vital to accelerating the growth of the UK hydrogen economy: it can help de-risk current technology while next generation technology is developed, drive efficiencies and cost reductions, address risks, and help answer key outstanding socio-economic ...

  • State of the Art: CCS Technologies 2022

    With the emergence of Carbon Capture and Storage as an essential tool to limit climate change impact and reduce emissions from energy intensive industries, interest in CCS has been growing at an unprecedented rate in recent years. As a result of the key role played by CCS in the energy transition towards a net-zero future, the economic performance of CCS is becoming increasingly important and technology development fundamental to meet the demand for improved CO2 capture systems, ...

  • Short-haul flying and sustainable connectivity

    The emergence of global targets to decarbonise have brought with them increased scrutiny of transport and of aviation in particular. One proposed means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport is a modal shift from air to rail. This has been encouraged both through investment in rail infrastructure, and by bans and taxes on short-haul air journeys. Oxera has been commissioned to assess the environmental impacts of air and rail and the factors that need to be taken ...

  • Green methanol

    ‘Green’ methanol means many things to different people. It encompasses low carbon emissions methanol manufacture at scale, recovery of material through waste gasification and conversion to methanol and power to liquid (e-fuel) methanol via electrochemistry and sometimes a combination of all of the above. Each route has a place in reducing the overall carbon footprint of production and subsequent use of methanol, driven by both by governmental incentive or societal demand. Methanol ...

  • Eliminate heat exchanger fouling with Watlow’s HELIMAX technology

    Fluctuations within the heat exchanger to either the operating temperature or the mass flow rate are common causes of coking, which can lead to system failures and expensive downtime. Some heat exchanger design methods, like segmental baffles, have known dead zones where hot spots can occur, accelerating the coking process. Watlow’s HELIMAX ultra-efficient heat exchanger was designed to eliminate temperature-related failures. Leveraging our proven, patent-pending continuous ...

  • Petro-SIM™ Advanced Purpose-Built Process Simulation

    Petro-SIM™ is the industry leading process simulation platform for driving excellence in facility performance and organisational productivity in hydrocarbon industries. At the core of Petro-SIM’s technology, rigorous simulation models generate trusted results in an intelligent, userfriendly environment for upstream, midstream, or downstream refinery or petrochemical processes. The Petro-SIM open platform architecture promotes integration and collaboration that enables your ...

  • AMETEK Anaylser Guide

    At AMETEK Process Instruments, we focus our experience on designing innovative analyzers that help our customers reach higher levels of productivity and quality. We achieve this by finding ways to overcome the limitations of current methods of process monitoring, control and quality assurance. Through this focus we have created some of the most capable technologies in the world. Our primary focus in analyzer design is reliability. We understand that you must have confidence ...

  • Sustainable energy requires sustainable solutions

    Advances in technology have led to developing countries consuming energy at an alarming rate, with every year the energy needs of our planet being greater than the year before. Fossil fuels continue to be the dominant source of fuel, leading us to the aptly named Fossil Fuel Age. Reliance on fossil fuels for energy has its limits, however, and the attributed pollution that comes from them are starting to leave a scar on our planet that may be irreversible. This significant ...

  • Decarbonization with hydrogen solutions

    Demand for hydrogen is expected to increase up to ten-fold by 2050 when multiple industry reports predict 8-24% of the world’s final energy demand will be supplied by hydrogen. Hydrogen has a unique ability to address ‘hard-to-decarbonize’ sectors including refining, chemicals, steel, heating, long-haul transport, and long-term power storage – all of which currently produce significant CO2 emissions. To achieve this, hydrogen must be produced with significantly lower carbon ...

  • Enabling circularity via plastics chemical recycling

    Chemical recycling of plastics is an emerging route to supplement mechanical recycling since polymers can be converted into monomer form.  As opposed to mechanical recycling, wherein the polymer properties degrade with each cycle, the monomers can be re-polymerized without any polymer property degradation. Petrochemical and refining operations of the future will include more plastics oil, obtained from chemical recycling, in the feedstock mix to establish circularity in the ...

  • How turbomachinery can support decarbonization

    With the hydrocarbon processing industry’s efforts to decarbonize, hydrogen and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) have further moved into focus as viable alternatives for transforming existing energy markets. Both hydrogen and CO2 provide ample opportunities to be used in hydrocarbon processes either in molecular form or as feedstock. At the same time, the unique physical properties of both hydrogen and CO2 can make them a challenge for process equipment such as ...

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