Group to study Russian refining efficiency

By OGJ editors

BP PLC and research groups from the UK and Russia have formed a consortium to study ways to improve energy efficiency of Russian refineries.

The Center of Applied Research on Energy Efficient Heat Exchange and Catalysis (Project UNIHEAT) will try to cut heat loss in refining by as much as 15% by improving operations, enhancing processes, and cutting emissions of carbon dioxide.

Funding will come from BP and the Skolkovo Foundation, created in 2010 to establish a science and technology-development center in a suburb of Moscow.

Other participants are Imperial College London; Imperial Consultants, affiliated with Imperial College; Boreskov Institute of Catalysis, Novosibirsk, Russia; Novosibirsk State University; and UNICAT Ltd., affiliated with Boreskov Institute and Novosibirsk State University.

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