Gasification Projects

Air Products is a premier provider of turnkey solutions to convert hydrocarbon feedstock into synthesis gas for high-value products. Through our acquisition of the Shell and GE gasification technologies, our teams draw upon the experience gained from designing approximately 500 gasifiers. Our proven gasification technologies take a full range of lower-value feedstocks and convert them in a lower-emission manner into syngas, which is then used to make higher-value products.

Lu'an Site GasifiersLu'An Clean Energy Company
Changzhi, Shanxi Province, China

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  • Scope: Long-term supply of syngas from coal gasification. Air Products process includes:
    • Four 3,000 ton-per-day (tpd) Air Products dry-feed gasifiers with syngas coolers, the largest single dry-feed gasifiers at the time of being put into operation
    • Syngas clean-up system
    • Four air separation units (ASU) producing >16,000 tpd of oxygen and nitrogen
  • Customer End Products: 1 mmpta coal to liquidone of China's landmark clean energy demonstration projects
  • Ownership: Joint venture (JV) between Air Products (60%) and Lu'An (40%)
  • Cost: ~$1.5 billion 
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee and provides coal
  • Other:
    – The gasifiers represent the largest pulverized coal gasifiers adopting Shell's proven gasification technologies.

Jazan, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramco
Jazan Economic City, Saudi Arabia

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  • Scope: JV purchasing the ASUs, gasification, syngas cleanup, utilities and power assets from Aramco. Aramco will supply feedstock to the JV, and the JV will produce power, steam, hydrogen and other utilities for Aramco.
  • Customer End Products: Refined oil products
  • Ownership: JV between Air Products (46%), ACWA Power (25%), Saudi Aramco (20%) and Air Products Qudra, a majority-owned JV with Qudra Energy (9%). Air Products' total ownership is 50.6%.
  • Cost: ~$12 billion
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee and provides vacuum residue
  • Timing: 2021 

Jiutai New Material Co. Ltd
Hohhot, China

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  • Scope: Long-term supply of about 500,000 nm3/hour of syngas. Air Products process includes:
    – Two 2,000 tpd Air Products dry-feed gasifiers, converting lignite into syngas efficiently
    – Two ~100,000 nm3/hour ASUs
    – Syngas purification and processing
    – Associated infrastructure and utilities
  • Customer End Products: 1 mmtpa MEG—the largest single plant of its size
  • Ownership: Air Products (100%)
  • Cost: $650 million
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee
  • Status: Onstream expected 2022

Debang gasificationDebang Group
Xuwei National Petrochemical Park, Lianyungang City,
Jiangsu Province, China

  • Scope: Long-term supply of about 500,000 nm3/hour of syngas. Air Products process includes:
    – Two 750 tpd slurry gasifiers
    – Purification units
    – ASUs
  • Customer End Products: 350,000 tons per year (tpy) of chemicals
  • Ownership: JV between Air Products (80%) and Debang Group (20%)
  • Cost: ~$250 million
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee
  • Status: Onstream expected 2023

PT Bakrie Capital Indonesia and PT Ithaca Resources 
Bengalon, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

  • Scope: Long-term supply of nearly 2 million tpy of methanol. Air Products process includes:
    – Air separation
    – Air Products' proprietary Syngas Solutions™ dry-feed gasifier (6 million TPY of coal)
    – Syngas clean-up
    – Methanol plant
    – Utility island
  • Customer End Products: Nearly 2 million tpy of methanol
  • Ownership: Expect 100% Air Products
  • Cost: ~$2 billion
  • Contract: Customer pays fixed monthly fee
  • Status: Onstream expected 2024