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Engineering Breakthrough – The Davis Refinery Project in North Dakota will be the World’s First Net Zero Carbon Refinery

Design of the Davis Refinery has now established GHG emissions from Davis have been reduced to less than 50% of industry average levels, and the remaining GHG emissions are offset by coprocessing vegetable oil in its Diesel Hydrotreater Unit to produce Renewable Diesel. Davis will be the first refinery to achieve the Net Zero Carbon threshold.

Johnson Matthey and bp Technology Chosen for the World’s Largest Fischer Tropsch SAF Production Plant

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, today announced that DG Fuels has selected its award-winning Fischer Tropsch (FT) CANS™ technology – codeveloped with bp – for DG Fuels’ first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana. The plant would be the largest deployment of FT CANS to date, seven times larger than any previously announced project using this technology.

Regulatory change threatens US LNG

A potential policy shift has thrown the fate of c.100mt/yr of new US liquefaction capacity into doubt

Azure Announces Plans to Develop an SAF Production Facility in Kansas

Azure 2023 Inc. , a leading developer in the sustainable aviation fuel ("SAF") industry, today announces its planned development of an SAF production facility in Cherryvale, Kansas.

US LNG: The next wave?

The LNG build-out gaining momentum in the US since 2022 is unprecedented in its size, but as risks grow it will reach its peak in 2024

Topsoe Selected by Santa Maria Renewable Resources LLC to Deliver Technology for Renewable Fuels Project In Texas

Topsoe has signed licensing and engineering agreements with Santa Maria Renewable Resources LLC (Santa Maria) to provide its HydroFlex™ and H2bridge™ technologies to produce renewable fuels. Santa Maria will build a grassroots plant to produce 3,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) of renewable diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

The future of H₂: A regional outlook—Part 3: The Middle East and the US

Nations around the world are investing in new technologies and pathways to limit carbon emissions and adhere to ambitious net-zero goals. Part of this strategy includes the massive scale-up of H₂ production capacity, primarily green routes that use renewable energy for production. Part 1 of this work detailed current and future H2 demand, active H2 project numbers and capital spending globally in Africa, Asia and Canada. Part 2 focused on Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Central and South America. This final article will examine major H2 developments in the Middle East and the US.

United States: Borealis and TotalEnergies Start Up Baystar JV Polyethylene Unit

Borealis and TotalEnergies celebrate the start-up of their Baystar joint venture’s new 625,000 metric ton-per-year Borstar® polyethylene (PE) unit, which more than doubles the current production capacity at Baystar’s site in Pasadena, Texas.

ExxonMobil Expands Chemical Production at Baytown

ExxonMobil today announced the startup of two new chemical production units at its Baytown, Texas, manufacturing facility. The $2 billion expansion is part of ExxonMobil’s long-term growth plans to deliver higher-value products from its U.S. Gulf Coast refining and chemical facilities.

Global Construction Update: LNG Markets, Resurgent China Kindle Pipeline Projects

by Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor, Pipeline & Gas Journal   Global midstream markets continue to face near-term headwinds and economic uncertainties, but Europe’s rapid transition from Russian energy and projected higher demand in Asia continue to drive midstream expansion in those regions and others ..

Ethanol bets big on CCS, but its role in decarbonisation remains fuzzy

by Seth Haskell, CCS Research   Ethanol punches above its weight in US carbon capture and storage (CCS) installations, accounting for 70pc of the announced capture sites expected to come online by the end of 2028 despite making up just 2pc of the US primary energy mix. In comparison, natural gas an..

Blue hydrogen more likely to be a winner than green under US IRA

When the Biden administration announced the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in August 2022, many welcomed it as a step towards a green rush in the US. Commentators saw the prospect of clean energy system spreading across the states and celebrated how competitive it would make the US with the EU. Fast forward ten months, and Biden’s green push looks increasingly grey.

bp Expands Investment in Bioenergy, Collaborating with US Biofuels Developer WasteFuel

bp invests $10 million in WasteFuel, which is planning to develop a global network of plants to convert municipal and agricultural waste into bio-methanol, a biofuel which could play a significant role in decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors like shipping.

Kent Awarded Three-Year Multi-Site Master Services Agreement with TotalEnergies

Kent, a leading engineering services provider in the oil and gas, low carbon energy and chemicals sectors, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a three-year Master Services Agreement (MSA) with TotalEnergies for engineering services in the United States.

Plug supplies 8MW of Hydrogen fuel cells to energy vault to displace diesel generators in California wine country

Plug Fuel Cells Will Displace Diesel Generators to Power Microgrid During Wildfires and Other Emergencies in California Wine Country

Summit Carbon Solutions announces Absolute Energy as partner Ethanol plant in Iowa

Summit Carbon Solutions is pleased to announce a new partnership with Absolute Energy, an ethanol plant located in Saint Ansgar, Iowa. Absolute Energy, which commenced operations in 2008 and produces approximately 130 million gallons per year of ethanol, joins an expanding network of leading ethanol plants as partners in the transformative carbon capture and storage project led by Summit Carbon Solutions.

Nucor Enters Into Carbon Capture & Storage Agreement with ExxonMobil

Nucor Corporation announced 1 June 2023, that it has signed an agreement with ExxonMobil to capture, transport, and store carbon from the company's direct reduced iron (DRI) plant in Convent, Louisiana. ExxonMobil will capture up to 800,000 metric tons per year of CO2 from the DRI plant and store the CO2 at an ExxonMobil-owned facility in Louisiana.

LyondellBasell Announces Delay in Refining Business Exit

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced plans to delay its refining business exit from year-end 2023 to no later than the end of the first quarter 2025. Favorable inspections and consistent performance have given the company confidence to continue safe and reliable operations at the Houston site. LyondellBasell anticipates moderate maintenance spend to support this extension in 2023 and 2024 but remains committed to ceasing operation of its oil refining business. The extension will minimize workforce impacts as the company continues to develop future options for the site and will enable a smoother transition between the shutdown and the implementation of the retrofitting and circular projects.

Cushing chosen as new site for Southern Rock Energy Partners Refinery

Southern Rock Energy Partners, LLC (SREP) is developing a 250,000 BPD next-generation, full conversion crude refinery in Oklahoma. The refinery complex will reduce and eliminate 95% of greenhouse gas emissions while producing approximately 91.25 million barrels or 3.8325 billion gallons annually of cleaner transportation fuels including gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from crudes sourced domestically from the Anadarko, Permian, Denver and Julesburg, and Bakken Basins. The project will be constructed over a 36-month period beginning in 2024 with commercial operations beginning in 2027.

Delta Biofuel Announces $100 Million Final Investment Decision for Renewable Fuel Facility in Jeanerette

Delta Biofuel has announced a $100 million final investment decision for the construction and start up of a full-scale renewable fuel production facility in Iberia Parish that will convert sugarcane waste into feedstock for low-emissions energy generation.

Constellation Sets Industry Record for Blending Hydrogen with Natural Gas to Further Reduce Emissions

Test confirms hydrogen’s potential to meet nation’s climate goals by reducing carbon emissions from existing natural gas-fired power plants

ABB signs alliance agreement with Bair Energy aiming to develop major green hydrogen complex in Texas

Bair Energy selects ABB to join its Green Hydrogen and Technology Alliance as automation, electrification and digitalization expert Alliance supports development of 1 GW liquified hydrogen facility, set to produce up to 132,000 kg of green hydrogen per day by 2028 Collaboration aims to achieve low-cost hydrogen production and support sustainable transport with a clean fuel source

Dominion Energy Ohio Starts Hydrogen Blending Pilot

Dominion Energy Ohio (DEO) held a ribbon cutting on May 19th, to signify the launch of its hydrogen blending pilot in Boston Heights, Ohio. The start of the pilot is part of Dominion Energy’s vision to become the most sustainable energy company in America. This is the second of three pilots taking place companywide. The other two are in North Carolina and Utah.

Summit Agricultural Group Announces the Creation of Summit Next Gen to Develop the World's Largest Ethanol to Jet Sustainable Aviation Fuel Facility

Today, Summit Agricultural Group announces the creation of Summit Next Gen, a sustainable aviation fuel production platform that will revolutionize the global aviation industry by providing a scalable supply of low-carbon jet fuel. Summit Next Gen will utilize Honeywell's (NASDAQ: HON) Ethanol to Jet processing technology to convert ethanol into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Through the project, Summit Next Gen creates an additional market for low-carbon ethanol producers and advances the sustainability goals of the difficult to decarbonize aviation industry.

HIF Global initiates engineering for US sustainable aviation fuel facility, selects Johnson Matthey and Honeywell technologies

HIF intends to produce ~11,000 barrels per day of eSAF by 2030, decarbonising ~12 billion air passenger miles per year in its second U.S. facility

Nel plans gigafactory in Michigan

Nel announced its plans to build a new automated gigawatt electrolyser manufacturing facility in Michigan. When fully developed, the facility will employ more than 500 people and be among the largest electrolyser manufacturing plants in the world.

Par Pacific Announces Significant Investment in Hawaii Renewable Fuels Production

Par Pacific Holdings today announced it plans to invest approximately $90 million to develop the state’s largest liquid renewable fuels manufacturing facility at its Kapolei refinery. The project relies on the Kapolei refinery’s highly experienced operating team, existing tank storage and related logistics, as well as available hydrogen from current refining operations, a key requirement for low-carbon renewable fuels production. As a result, this project is expected to be completed for less than $1.50 per gallon of annual operating capacity and is expected to be commissioned in 2025. The unit can produce up to 60% sustainable aviation fuel in a first step toward decarbonizing Hawaii’s significant air travel market.

Chemours and TC Energy Collaborate on the Development of Two Clean Hydrogen Production Facilities in West Virginia

The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company, and TC Energy, a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure, have executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the potential development of two electrolysis-based hydrogen production facilities at or near Chemours’ Washington Works and Belle manufacturing sites in West Virginia. The MOU supports the companies’ participation in and goals of the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2) in West Virginia.

Aether Fuels Options 200-Acre Site in Mississippi for Advancing Future Sustainable Fuels

Aether Fuels (Aether), an advanced climate technology company focused on developing sustainable fuels for the aviation and shipping industries, today announced a real-estate agreement with the Smith County Economic Development District in Mississippi. The transaction gives Aether the option to purchase a 200-acre (+/-) site near Taylorsville, Mississippi as a potential location for a liquid fuel production facility.

O’Leary Ventures Chairman Wants to Build a $14 Billion Dollar Refinery in the United States

Kevin O’Leary, a Canadian businessman and also a judge on the “Shark Tank” television series, recently stated his intentions to build a $14 billion dollar refinery in the United States. There has not been a significantly sized greenfield refinery built in the United States for over 40 years.

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