Shell and Wison to build hybrid gasification plant in China

15 February 2011 09:56  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Shell Global Solutions International and China’s Wison Engineering have signed an agreement to jointly develop a hybrid gasification technology demonstration plant, Shell said in a statement on Tuesday.

The plant would be built at Nanjing city in Jiangsu province, a source from Wison said, without elaborating on the project's schedule or financial details.

The hybrid technology integrates Shell’s coal gasification design with bottom-water quench technology, allowing the company to process a wide range of feedstock, it said.

The technology would further expand the market for synthesis gas, the main product of the gasification process, Shell said in the statement.

“Hybrid gasification offers an environmentally sound solution at moderate costs for our customers to efficiently upgrade low-cost feedstock, such as coal, to more valuable products,” said Michiel Mak, vice president of Shell's gasification business.

Shell Global Solutions International is a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.

Shanghai-based Wison Engineering, a subsidiary of Wison Group Holding, provides project design and engineering services for the petrochemical, coal-to-chemical and oil refining industries.

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