Hydrogen is essential to the refining process, where it is used to decontaminate oil and facilitate catalytic processes that produce clean-burning fuels, including those that meet the Indian government’s strict Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) environmental standards.
Under the terms of the agreement, Honeywell UOP will provide new PSA units to IOCL refineries at Gujarat, Panipat, and Mathura, and will upgrade existing hydrogen plants with UOP’s Polybed™ PSA technology at refineries in Haldia, Guwahati and Gujarat. Together, the six projects will generate 166 000 tpy of new hydrogen capacity, representing an almost 30% increase for IOCL.
“Honeywell UOP’s hydrogen technology is part of IOCL’s efforts to produce BS-VI fuels before the end of 2019,” said Mike Banach, Regional General Manager for Honeywell UOP India. “This is a project of national importance to help India reduce pollution and improve its quality of life.”
UOP PSA technology features new UOP adsorbents that recover high levels of hydrogen. The project includes a substantial amount of Indian-made components and domestic fabrication, in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ programme.
When the project is completed, the additional hydrogen produced each year will have a value to IOCL of about US$400 million.
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