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Jurong Island’s plan builds on current efforts by industry leaders to transition to a more sustainable future. As part of its shift from oil and gas to renewables and low-carbon energy, Shell is building a new pyrolysis oil upgrader in Bukom to improve the quality of pyrolysis oil, a liquid made from hard-to-recycle plastic waste, and turn it into chemical feedstock for its plant. The treated pyrolysis oil can be used to produce circular chemicals for everyday products, from tyres to mattresses.
Slated to start production in 2023 with a capacity of 50,000 tonnes per annum, equivalent to the weight of about 7.8 billion plastic bags, it is Shell’s first pyrolysis plant globally.
The plant is a key element in the transformation of Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Singapore in Bukom, which will focus on low-carbon energy products like biofuels; incorporate circularity, such as waste plastics for feedstock; as well as provide renewable energy.
Following the upgradation of its Bukom refinery, Shell is able to blend sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF is approved for use in aircraft operating today when blended in a ratio of up to 50% with conventional jet fuel. Shell’s SAF is made from waste products and sustainable feedstocks and blended with conventional jet fuel. The company aims to produce around 2 million tonnes of SAF a year by 2025 globally.
ExxonMobil will begin supplying SAF to Singapore Airlines in July 2022 under a pilot on the use of SAF in Singapore. The one-year
pilot comprises 1.25 million litres of neat SAF supplied by Neste and produced from used cooking oil and waste animal fats, and blended with refined jet fuel at ExxonMobil’s facilities in Singapore.
From the third quarter of 2022, all Singapore Airlines and Scoot flights are to
use this blended fuel, which is expected to reduce about 2,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions during the pilot.
Exxon Mobil is exploring the possibility of building carbon capture storage (CCS) hubs in South-east Asia, similar to its project in Houston, Texas.

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