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Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap, Pt. 4, Petroleum Refining

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Microgrid Labs, Inc. Advisor: 2014 to Present Developed product plans, conceptual and preliminary designs for projects, performed industry surveys and developed...

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Part 5 is on Petroleum Refining. In my first review on the source document, I found that there are two adjacent sectors that are tightly connected to Petroleum Refining: 

  • Oil & Gas Extraction: Actually the initial stages of refining occur in the Oil/Gas Well fields, so it’s probably inevitable that the source document will cross-over into these areas.
  • Mobility: Although many industries use the output of Petroleum Refining, Mobility is one of the largest users. Also these vehicles are rapidly transitioning to electric power, and quickly reducing their demand for petroleum-sourced products. Ironically, mobility may represent one future path for Petroleum Refining – producing plant- and electricity-based fuels with little-to-no net greenhouse gasses.

I have not written a post that was specifically about Petroleum Refining, although I have probably mentioned their products in other posts.


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