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The intersection of fuel and non-metallic technology: How big oil is making carbon fibre affordable for transportation?
Saudi Aramco is conducting R&D to develop low-cost technologies for carbon fibre manufacturing and carbon fibre reinforced polymers processing. This strategy will create a major future use for oil while making carbon fibre more affordable and more sustainable. At the intersection of fuel and non-metallic technology, the company’s corporate non-metallic initiative can revolutionise the automotive industry, comments Ahmad Al Saadi
Rising cybersecurity concerns within the IIOT
Each industry – and the individual elements of that industry, for that matter – would have a specific manner in which they have adapted the Industrial Internet of Things to satisfy their own specific array of requirements, according to Atin Chhabra, global director, digital customer experience, Schneider Electric
What does the future hold for electric vehicles?
The growth of transport fuels sector will be reduced from 2025 onward by the impact of EVs and autonomous vehicles as well as selective restrictions on diesel use, but it is not likely to affect ongoing investment decisions by energy companies, comment Ekaterina Kalinenko and Stefan Chapman
Refinery strikes liquid gold with efficiency increases in catalytic reformer
This article reviews the process of catalytic reforming, talks about the results of thermal inefficiencies, and introduces a coatings technology designed to prevent scale formation on the process tubes and increase the emissivity of a refractory lining
A better technology solution: Waste carbon dioxide as a feedstock for performance polyurethanes
Adding renewable content and decreasing carbon footprint, while maintaining high performance, are two factors driving innovation in polyurethane suppliers, observes Dr Scott Allen
Will the road to the future for refineries be a long and thorny one?
We think that the actual structure of a Middle Eastern refinery of the future will have a very different management structure, local personnel, and information management models and systems than those of today, comment Ekaterina Kalinenko and Bill Bosler

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