Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. is teaming up with Air Liquide Philippines Inc. to construct an integrated hydrogen manufacturing facility at its refinery in Batangas.
The facility will be the first of its kind in the country and is targeted to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the refinery when conpleted by the end of 2020.
“We’ve embarked on a partnership that will capitalize on the strength and expertise of both parties – Pilipinas Shell in the oil industry and Air Liquide’s 117 years of experience in the industrial gas space,” said Paolo Barredo, Pilipinas Shell Refinery’s business opportunity and business development manager.
“This partnership will develop the capability to produce hydrogen which enables the refinery to process more crude oil varieties into more quality fuels,” Barredo said.
Shell Philippines country chairman Cesar Romero, for his part, said the joint venture with Air Liquide reflects the group’s commitment to invest in projects that will enhance the competitiveness of its refinery to support the country’s energy needs while reducing our carbon footprint.