Global gasification experience

Air Products Syngas Solutions
Since beginning gasification research in the 1950s, Shell / Air Products have designed more than 170 liquids and 34 coal gasifiers with a substantial proportion still in operation world-wide. We also operate our own gasifiers, which helps us to understand and anticipate your operational needs. Select projects follow:

Oil Sands, Canada
  • 72,000 bbl/d of bitumen from the Athabasca oil sands
  • The heavy asphaltene by-product of the primary upgrading process feeds a 3,800-t/d liquids unit
  • Produces hydrogen for the hydrocracker and steam for the steam-assisted gravity drainage operations.
Chemical Company, China
  • Air Products Gasification Process technology
  • 2,000-t/d dry coal intake capacity
  • Long full-capacity run with 50% petcoke
Refining Joint Venture, China
  • Air Products Gasification Process technology
  • 2,000-t/d dry coal intake capacity
  • Syngas and steam for fertilizer production
  • Direct operational experience since 2006
Lu’An Clean Energy Company and Air Products Joint Venture, China
  • Syngas-to-liquids production


The Air Products and GP solid gasification technology was acquired from Shell Global Solutions International B.V. by Air Products and Chemcials, Inc. in 2018 and Air Products and Shell agreed to a global strategic alliance for residue gasification

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Coal Gasification Cleanly converting coal, petroleum coke and biomass into high-value products and power

Coal Gasification

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