IGCC is environmentally friendly choice in Polish refinery

02/26/2001
The introduction of a new integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) project in any modern refinery can offer significant environmental benefits.It can reduce CO2 emissions by 40% and SOx, NOx, CO, and particulate emissions by 80%. These reductions will allow refineries to meet new and more stringent emission standards.IGCC is a clean and efficient process to upgrade refinery bottoms to produce electricity.Particularly, this article quantifies the benefits of installing a proposed IGCC project at the Rafineria Gdanska SA refinery in Gdansk, Poland. At the regional or national level, a CO2 emission reduction of between 1.2 and 1.6 million tonnes/year (tpy) would allow Poland to meet 5-6...
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