Shell a to build new biofuel demonstration plant in India

Shell India Markets, the Indian arm of Royal Dutch Shell, has announced plans to build a 5-metric-ton-per-day IH2 technology demonstration plant on the site of its new Technology Centre in Bangalore, India.

Shell India will build, operate and own the demonstration-scale IH2 plant.

IH2 technology is a continuous catalytic thermo-chemical process which converts a broad range of forestry/agricultural residues and municipal wastes directly into renewable hydrocarbon transportation fuels and/or blend stocks.

As the IH2 technology converts a wide range of residual biomass, the facility in Bangalore will be designed to allow for variation in feedstock. According to the company, highly relevant commercial feedstocks, such as residual woody biomass and select agricultural and municipal residues could be used.

The technology was developed by US-based Gas Technology Institute in 2009 and is being further developed in collaboration with CRI Catalyst Company, Shell’s Catalyst business.

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