Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (PSPC) said it has partnered with Air Liquide Philippines, Inc. to complete its integrated hydrogen manufacturing facility at its Batangas refiner by the end of next year.
The company said the facility will be the first of its kind in the country and is targeted to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the refinery.
“This partnership will develop the capability to produce hydrogen which enables the refinery to process more crude oil varieties into more quality fuels. We expect to complete the project by end 2020 and reap the benefits from this venture starting 2021,” said Paolo Barredo, PSPC’s business opportunity and business development manager.
The hydrogen manufacturing unit will supply additional hydrogen requirements that will enable the refinery to extract increased diesel fuel compared to its current product slate. It will have a dedicated facility that will capture and liquefy carbon dioxide for other uses.