blending stock

blending stock

[′blen·diŋ ‚stäk]
(chemical engineering)
Any substance used for compounding gasoline, including natural gasoline, catalytically reformed products, and additives. Also known as blendstock.
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Honeywell Green Diesel offers value as a blending stock for refiners seeking to enhance existing diesel and to expand the diesel pool.
Ethanol, a suitable blending stock for gasoline production, will help fulfill the growing gasoline demand of India.
Last week, a document from Venezuela's state-run energy company PDVSA seen by Reuters showed Venezuela was considering importing crude oil for the first time and could use Algerian light crude as blending stock to boost sales of its own extra-heavy oil.
Compared to diesel found at the pump today, which ranges from 40 to 60 cetane, green diesel offers value as a blending stock for refiners seeking to enhance existing diesel fuels and expand the diesel pool.
MDT in a unit that produces high octane blending stock for gasoline.
As a blending stock, its advantages include a high octane number, and absence of sulfur or aromatic compounds such as benzene or toluene.
Alkylates are used as blending stock to replace MTBE.
Gross condensate production, currently averaging 33,000 b/d, is used as a blending stock in oil refineries, as a chemical solvent, and as a petrochemical feedstock.
The fuel can be used as a high-quality blending stock for refiners seeking to enhance or expand their diesel pool.
Aramco also sells a regular cargo of heavy sulphur gas oil of more than one percent each month, which is used as a blending stock for fuel oil.
Rentech's patented diesel fuel fraction is an excellent blending stock to upgrade non-specification fuels or to improve the quality of the commercial diesel currently being produced at the refinery by lowering the aromatic and sulphur content and increasing the cetane index all of which reduce harmful emissions.
A method using Rentech's proprietary synthesis reactor to produce an oxygenated diesel fuel from an iron based catalyst which can be used as a blending stock to raise the quality of commercial grade diesel fuel.