Biochemical processing of heavy oils and residuum

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During the past several decades, the petroleum industry has adjusted gradually to accommodate the changes in market product demands, government regulations, and the quality and cost of feedstock crude oils. For example, the trends show that the demand for distillate fuels, such as diesel, as compared to gasoline are increasing. Air-quality standards have put additional demand on the processing of heavier and higher sulfur feed stocks. Thus, the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments require the industry to produce greater quantities of oxygenated gasoline, and lower sulfur diesel and reformulated gasoline. Biochemical technology may play an important role in responding to ... continued below

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Lin, M.S.; Premuzic, T.; Yablon, J.H. & Zhou, Wei-Min May 1, 1995.

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During the past several decades, the petroleum industry has adjusted gradually to accommodate the changes in market product demands, government regulations, and the quality and cost of feedstock crude oils. For example, the trends show that the demand for distillate fuels, such as diesel, as compared to gasoline are increasing. Air-quality standards have put additional demand on the processing of heavier and higher sulfur feed stocks. Thus, the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments require the industry to produce greater quantities of oxygenated gasoline, and lower sulfur diesel and reformulated gasoline. Biochemical technology may play an important role in responding to these demands on the petroleum industry.

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  • 17. symposium on biotechnology for fuels and chemicals, Vail, CO (United States), 7-11 May 1995

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  • Other: DE97004971
  • Report No.: CONF-950587--5
  • Report No.: BNL-61265
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 475600
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc685074

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Lin, M.S.; Premuzic, T.; Yablon, J.H. & Zhou, Wei-Min. Biochemical processing of heavy oils and residuum, article, May 1, 1995; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc685074/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.