March 2018

Special Focus: Clean Fuels

Convert LCO to gasoline with a high RON

Due to the growing popularity of family automobiles in China, the country’s domestic oil market is experiencing a rise in gasoline consumption and a reduction in diesel consumption in recent years.

Gong, J., Mao, A., Long, J., Zhang, J., Chang, X., Tang, J., SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing (RIPP)

Due to the growing popularity of family automobiles in China, the country’s domestic oil market is experiencing a rise in gasoline consumption and a reduction in diesel consumption in recent years. Light cycle oil (LCO) is an important byproduct of fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC). With the increasing severity of FCC operations, LCO with a higher aromatic content and lower cetane number is no longer appropriate as a blending component for clean diesel, even after being hydrogenated. To meet the urgent requirements for gasoline consumption and diesel quality, a new FCC technologya has been developed. It has been confirmed that this FCC technology is capable of converting inferior LCO into g

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