The global petcoke gasification market to grow at a CAGR of 16.55% during the period 2017-2021.
The report, Global Petcoke Gasification Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key vendors operating in this market.
The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is carbon capture and storage through petcoke gasification. Petcoke gasification plays an important role in the field of carbon capture and storage. The end products of the petcoke gasification process produce CO2, 90% of which can be captured. This will help in the reduction of emissions of CO2, which is a major greenhouse gas.
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is increasing refinery margins. Petcoke, which is the end product of the crude oil refining value chain, is usually sold as a waste product to power plants as fuel and to other industries such as cement manufacturing and blast furnaces. The petcoke produced in a refinery depends on the type of crude oil; from lighter crude oil, petcoke production is lower but keeps on increasing once the refining of heavier crude oils begins. Refiners look for ways to convert petcoke into useful products to increase their bottom-of-the-barrel margins. One way of doing this is through the petcoke gasification process, where refiners convert low-grade carbon residues to high-grade petroleum products.
Royal Dutch Shell
Other prominent vendors
Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute
Northwest Research Institute of Chemical Industry, Shaanxi