Refining

Five Big Things From AFPM Annual Meeting 2019

Visions of a more sustainable and tech-enabled future dominated the agenda at the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers’ 117th annual meeting in San Antonio last week. Between sessions on virtual reality enhancing safety, and the outlook for liquid transportation fuels...

/ March 27, 2019

Cybersecurity 101 in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Though it is largely unseen, cybersecurity permeates most, if not all, aspects of fuel and petrochemical manufacturing, ensuring our industries can function efficiently and without disruption. Given how critical this technology is to our sectors, and how vital of our...

/ February 7, 2019

A cellulosic biofuel reality check

Congress established the mandate for cellulosic biofuel under the RFS in 2007. The basic idea was that requiring ambitious volumes of cellulosic fuel to be incorporated into the fuel supply would create and simultaneously mature the market for cellulosic ethanol...

/ January 18, 2019

FACT CHECK: As petrochemical industry expands, facilities are getting cleaner

If you read the headlines in the news lately — “Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Plastics Are Predicted to Rise,” “New Texas petrochemical projects add millions of tons of greenhouse gas pollution, report finds” — you’d think emissions from the petrochemical...

/ December 10, 2018