We are working on developing new processes and techniques that allow us to obtain more sustainable heavy products.
The main objective of the RASIS project is to research the new integrated conversion system for heavy and residual hydrocarbons.
With this research, the project aims:
- To optimize the processes needed to obtain an ultra-low-sulfur marine fuel (less than 0.5%), from economically attractive crude oil.
- To develop, together with the Spanish National Research Council’s Institute of Carbochemistry, new analytical and characterization techniques for fuel oil with the capacity to predict the stability of fuel oil samples and the compatibility between different components of fueloil blending.
- Determine the quality of the heavy products obtained (fueloils, lubricants and asphalts) and compare them with products obtained from high-sulfur crude oil.
It has a budget of €2,045,153 to be executed between 2020-2022 and is co-financed by the Spanish Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).