Global Gasification Experience


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

 

Air Products Syngas Solutions™ formerly: Shell Coal Gasification Process (SCGP) and GE Energy's gasification technology