Develop Transport Fuels While Maintaining Greenhouse Gas Reduction Values
IH² reactors demand specific catalyst composition and form factor to get the full cost, operating, and environmental benefits of the IH² process. These catalysts efficiently convert biowaste into valuable transportation fuels that meet product specifications without compromising environmental and commercial benefits.
Our advanced biofuel catalysts developed for IH² technology:
- Are specialized to function in the hydropyrolysis and hydroconversion reactors used in the IH² process.
- Maximize the conversion of oxygen-rich fragments from the breakdown of biowaste into molecules typically found in transportation fuels such as gasoline, jet fuel, and diesel.
- Improve hydrocarbon yield while maintaining environmental and cost benefits for operators, including the very high greenhouse gas reduction values unique to the IH² technology.
Significant R&D investments have been made by Shell Catalysts & Technologies in the development of IH² technology. Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB) is home to several bench-scale operating units and high throughput testing facilities, as well as catalyst preparation equipment focused on advancing the technology. A new pilot scale facility has recently begun operation at STCB.
A dedicated catalyst development program has been funded by Shell Catalysts & Technologies since 2010 at STCB with the aim to develop new catalyst formulations that fulfill the process requirements in the hydropyrolysis and hydroconversion reactors in the IH² process. Both reactors demand specific catalyst composition and form factor, dictated by the bubbling fluidized bed technology in the hydropyrolysis step and the fixed bed technology in the hydroconversion step.