Global gasification experience

Air Products Syngas Solutions
Since beginning gasification research in the 1950s, Shell/GE/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. Following are select projects highlighting our extensive gasification experience:

Oil Sands, Canada
  • Formerly Shell gasification process technology
  • 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
  • Formerly Shell gasification process technology 
  • 2,000-t/d dry coal intake capacity
  • Long full-capacity run with 50% petcoke
Refining Joint Venture, China
  • Formerly Shell 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
  • Formerly Shell gasification process technology
  • Syngas-to-liquids production
  • First Air Products Sale of Gas (syngas) plants in China
  • On-stream in 2017
ZTHC Shanghai Co. Ltd., China 
  • Formerly GE Gasification Process technology
  • 65 days from start to full production
  • Achieved full, sustained capacity quickly; world record for slurry gasification scale and speed
  • One of the largest gasification plants in the world
ShannXi Pucheng HP Project, China 
  • Formerly GE gasification process technology
  • 1.8Mt/a Coal to MeOH, MTO
  • 60% MeOH synthesis compressor energy savings
  • 50% AGR energy saving
  • Less fouling in HP grey water system
Qilu Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., China 
  • Formerly GE gasification process technology to make H2, oxo chemicals
  • 777 days of continuous operation
  • World record for slurry gasification operation
  • Surpasses the strictest availability requirement

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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