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Convert bottom-of-the-barrel into diesel and light olefins

02.01.2011  |  Sieli, G.,  Lummus Technology, Bloomfield, New JerseyBhattacharyya, D.,  Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., R&D Center, Faridabad, IndiaRama Rao, M.,  Lummus Technology, Bloomfield, New JerseySoni, D.,  Lummus Technology, Bloomfield, New Jersey

Integrating residue hydrocracking operations with advanced fluid catalytic cracking optimizes upgrading of heavy crude oils

Keywords: [hydrocracking] [diesel] [olefins] [ethylene] [propylene] [naphtha] [FCC]

Global demand for diesel is projected to grow from approximately 23 million barrels per day (MMbpd) in 2006 to 37 MMbpd by 2030, while the demand for gasoline is expected to increase from 22 MMbpd to 27 MMbpd over the same period.1 This increase in diesel demand (14 MMbpd) is almost three times the increase in gasoline demand (5 MMbpd).

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