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11/23/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 11/23/2021 01:41

Shell plans SAF/HVO Singapore plant

Shell is planning a 550,000 t/yr sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and renewable chemicals plant in Singapore.

A final investment decision is to be made on the plan, which will use hydrogen made from renewable sources and waste biofuel feedstocks such as used cooking oil and animal fats.

The facility would be part of Shell's plan to pivot away from a crude, fuels-based product slate at its Palau Bukom manufacturing site towards a rebranded Energy and Chemicals Park hosting a range of low-emissions projects such as a carbon capture and storage hub. It will be fully integrated with its adjacent Jurong Island petrochemical hub.

It is already moving ahead with a new 50,000 t/yr pyrolysis oil upgrader unit at Palau Bukom, which will start operating in 2023 to boost the quality of liquid derived from hard to recycle plastic landfill waste used in chemicals production.

This forms part of its plan to process 1mn t/yr of plastic waste globally, which includes two units in Asia converting waste plastics into pyrolysis oil as part of its deal with technology provider BlueAlp.

Shell has already announced plans to produce 2mn t/yr of SAF by 2025 and for 10pc of global aviation fuel sales to be biojet by 2030. This is part of its plan to halve emissions by 2030 from 2016 levels and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

By Amandeep Parmar