Shell has been developing gasification technology since 1956. The Shell Gasification Process can monetize refinery residues and heavy oils to make a truly ‘bottomless refinery’.
The Shell Gasification process is highly efficient process delivering high pressure steam and can handle heavy high Sulphur viscous residues , such as thermal cracked residue, Solvent de-Asphalter residue (DoA), the bottom streams of the Ebullated bed units and Fluidized cat. Cracking (FCC) units, as well as natural gas and refinery gases. Customers use the syngas to produce hydrogen, generate power or as feedstock to further chemical processes such as fertilizer. One of the key advantages of gasification is that CO2 can be captured for storage or used in green houses.