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Gasification to Hydrogen for Hydrocracking and Hydrorefining

Hydrogen is an important component for the oil sands industry because it adds value to produced bitumen and enables the production of cleaner burning transport fuels. Hydrogen is a major feedstock needed for processing bitumen into synthetic crude oil for market. In the refinery process, hydrogen is used to remove impurities like sulphur from crude oil. Air Products' experience with air separation, syngas processing, reformation and gasification helps us provide a valuable role in the complex gasification and energy projects involved in the oil sands industry.

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Gases

Oxygen

Oxygen is used in the gasification process to produce hydrogen which is later used to upgrade bitumen into more usable synthetic crude oil. Oxygen can be supplied from a dedicated plant located at or near a customer's facility, owned, operated and managed by Air Products, or from a plant owned by the customer. Air Products has produced over 1200 air separation plants and currently owns and operates over 300 air separation plants.

Oxygen is used in the gasification process to produce hydrogen which is later used to upgrade bitumen into more usable synthetic crude oil. Oxygen can be supplied from a dedicated plant located at or near a customer's facility, owned, operated and managed by Air Products, or from a plant owned by the customer. Air Products has produced over 1200 air separation plants and currently owns and operates over 300 air separation plants.

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