Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Tuesday announced it has selected Phillips 66’s E-Gas technology for its planned gasification plants at Jamnagar in Gujarat.

RIL's Jamnagar site is the largest refining complex in the world, with an aggregate refining capacity of 1.3 million barrels of oil per day.

The planned gasification plants at Jamnagar will process petroleum coke and coal into synthesis gas utilizing the new technology. The synthesis gas will be used as feedstock for a new chemical complex and will fuel the refinery's existing gas turbine power generation units, according to a company statement here.

“We look forward to this opportunity to work with Reliance on the largest gasification project in the world,” said Mr Rex Bennett, President, Specialties and Business Development at Phillips 66. “Our E-Gas technology will be used to turn pet-coke and coal into clean, reliable energy for Reliance’s refinery and petrochemical plant operations.”

Phillips 66 will license its E-Gas technology to Reliance and provide process engineering design and technical support relating to the gasification technology process area.

The E-Gas technology has been utilized in commercial applications since 1987. It incorporates a gasification system design that can be applied with gas and steam turbine combined-cycle power generation to produce electric power, as well as synthesis gas applications for the production of hydrogen, chemicals or substitute natural gas in highly flexible combinations.

It is among the cleanest and most efficient commercial technologies for coal or petroleum coke-based electric power generation and syngas production. It offers high system efficiencies, minimized water consumption and very low emissions, the statement said.

Headquartered in Houston, USA, Phillips 66 is an advantaged downstream energy company with segment-leading refining and marketing (R&M), midstream and chemicals businesses. Phillips 66’s R&M operations include 15 refineries with a net crude oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels per day, 10,000 branded marketing outlets, and 15,000 miles of pipeline systems.

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