The market for fuel oil is shrinking. Many refineries are also under pressure to reduce plant emissions and meet product sulphur limits.
The Residue Gasification Process is a clean, efficient, reliable and proven technology. When integrated with other upgrading and treating technologies, it can convert a wide range of low-value refinery residues and asphaltenes into syngas for:
- Integrated gasification combined-cycle power generation with optional carbon dioxide capture;
- Hydrogen production via water–gas shift; and
- Petrochemical production.
It also creates the opportunity to use heavier, less expensive crudes and benefit from deeper conversion.