News tagged with refineries

A complete solution for oil-spill cleanup

Scientists are describing what may be a "complete solution" to cleaning up oil spills—a superabsorbent material that sops up 40 times its own weight in oil and then can be shipped to an oil refinery and processed to recover ...

dateOct 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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Biorefinery makes use of every bit of a soybean

The corn industry produces almost 4,000 products from every bushel. Oil refineries produce fuels and ingredients for an estimated 6,000 products with a thoroughness that actually squeezes 44 gallons of products from every 42-gallon barrel of crude. ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Refinery fire highlights pollution concerns

(AP) — A massive Chevron oil refinery fire that sent hundreds of people rushing to hospitals and is pushing West Coast gas prices higher was just the latest pollution incident at the facility that records ...

dateAug 09, 2012 in Environment
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Protecting Houston from the next big hurricane

To protect Houston and Galveston from future hurricanes, a Rice University-led team of experts recommends building a floodgate across the Houston Ship Channel adding new levees to protect densely populated areas on Galveston ...

dateNov 14, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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