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The Importance of An Effective Ethanol Uplift Model

By Kai Y. Wan “How to establish a good ethanol uplift model?” is becoming an increasingly common question when it comes to gasoline blending. With the mandatory addition of 10% ethanol to a majority of gasoline products, accurate prediction of the final fuel properties is more crucial than ever. With years of experience in blending… read more →




Trindent Client Interview: Transforming Fuels Blending Practices

A leading North American refining corporation engaged Trindent to optimize gasoline blending practices at one of their largest and most complex refineries. The engagement delivered improvements in blending value chain, behavioural adjustments at all levels of client personnel, and over $40,000,000 in annualized savings. We spoke to a senior workstream supervisor and one of our… read more →




Octane and Volatility Giveaway: A Necessary Evil?

While its existence is undesirable, gasoline giveaway is often regarded as a necessary evil.  Most refineries have some sort of system in place to record octane and volatility giveaway and track their own performance against industry metrics.   However, many refineries fall short of doing everything they can to actively track giveaway, set aggressive targets to… read more →




Gasoline Blending – What quality targets should be set to and how to get there?

When conducting quality giveaway optimization projects for our oil and gas customers, we noticed that on average, refineries are giving away twice as much as they practically can. Another observation from these projects was that the value of performance optimization is usually underestimated initially. In contrast, physical (or structural) constraints are commonly perceived as the… read more →