Why did we start PLSAR?

The world's demand for energy is growing at a fast pace. Unfortunately, renewable fuels and EV solutions are not able to accommodate the world's energy demand. While the world catches up to replace hydrocarbons with alternative energy sources, PLSAR dedicates this time to make crude oil and its derivatives as clean as possible.   We can all use cleaner air while we build a new future.

What is PLSAR?

PLSAR is the only petroleum fuel decarbonization service company. Using our proprietary technology we utilize HPU (Heavy Processing Unit) & DPU (Distillate Processing Unit) to upgrade any quality HSFO into Platts compliant premium brands or significantly increase efficiency of such distillate fuels as Gasoline, Diesel and Jet Fuel.

How does PLSAR transform petroleum fuels?

We utilize our proprietary technology and catalysts to remove microcarbons, metals, and other harmful components out of all petroleum fuels-- while maintaining the structure and fundamental properties of said fuels.

What is the impact on the environment from PLSAR's fuel upgrade?

All fuels processed by PLSAR emit over 30% less CO2e.  That includes NOx, SOx and Methane.  In some instances, PLSAR will remove over 65% of such harmful elements.

How much fuel HPU and DPU can process daily?

HPUs – Heavy Processing Units were specifically designed to process heavier fuel types, such as HSFO (high sulfur fuel oil). Given the complexity of the fuel's molecular structure, HPUs can process anywhere between 15kBPD to 135kBPD.  DPUs – Distillate Processing Units were designed for fuels like diesel, jet fuel and gasoline.  Since distillates are much lighter and have less harmful substances, the process is expedited by as much as 50% and therefore, daily processing volumes could be between 25kBPD to 220kBPD.  

How much CO2e can be captured by using PLSAR technologies?

On average and running at half capacity, each module (unit) will capture over 3.1M tons of CO2e annually.  This is by far the largest carbon capture unit available today.

How much CO2e does each PLSAR unit emit annually?

PLSAR units utilize a proprietary closed-loop system which emits ZERO CO2e.

How can PLSAR help petroleum fuel traders?

PLSAR provides two fundamental values to traders:  1 – Decarbonization of all petroleum fuels. Every single gallon or liter of fuel you sell will be the cleanest possible version, making you an important element in the path to global carbon reduction.    
2 – Upgraded HSFO (High Sulfur Fuel Oil). HSFO is transformed into Platts compliant end products such as VLSFO, MGO, ULSFO and other custom blends.

What is the process for petroleum fuel decarbonization?

As a trader you might want to take an extra step to support a global decarbonization initiative. PLSAR will utilize its units and proprietary catalysts to process your fuels. PLSAR will remove CO2e causing components without any negative impact on the fundamental composition of each type of fuel.  All end product is Platts compliant.

How do you upgrade HSFO and other types of Heavy Oils?

PLSAR utilizes its one of a kind system, proprietary processes, and catalysts to remove unnecessary elements such as: sulfur, sulfides, metals, etc from Heavy/High Sulfur fuels.  Our process breaks the chains and restructure the chemical elements in order to meet Platts specifications for the new and upgraded fuel.

Do I have to do anything else after the PLSAR process?

No. If your product requirement is in line with Platts specifications, then PLSAR does all the work for you.  Just provide us with HSFO and you will receive, for example, a Platts compliant VLSFO, MGO, MDO, or ULSFO.   Should you need to create a custom specification, PLSAR will be happy to discuss further how its process can provide you with your requested end product.

Do you use blending, high temperature, or high pressure processes?

No. PLSAR is using a semi-chemical process that operates at temperatures close to atmospheric and doesn’t require high-pressure environments.

How big is the PLSAR Unit?

Depending on the daily processing capacity, the size might vary due to the storage needs. For the unit that will process 90kBPD we'll require around 3 acres.  

How long does it take to upgrade HSFO to lower sulfur fuels?

The unit operates in cycles/batches.  It takes 2-4 hours for each cycle to complete, however the timing is dependant on the type of end product requested. Each cycle could produce different end products, for example:  Cycle 1 – HSFO to VLSFO , cycle 2 – HSFO to MGO,   Cycle 3 – HSFO to ULSFO.  Each unit can process up to 9 cycles within a 24 hour period.

How can PLSAR help Crude Oil Refinery?

PLSAR provides two fundamental values to crude oil refiners:  1 – Decarbonization of all petroleum fuels. Every single gallon or liter of fuel you sell will be the cleanest possible version. You'll be contributing to the global carbon reduction.    
2 – Upgraded HSFO (High Sulfur Fuel Oil):  HSFO is transformed into Platts compliant end products such as VLSFO, MGO, ULSFO, and other custom blends.

Where is PLSAR positioned in the crude oil refining process?

The simplest integration of PLSAR technology would be at the end of all petroleum fuel processing. Once all fuels are completely processed and ready for distribution, PLSAR will use its units to further upgrade fuels.

Where can PLSAR units be installed?

PLSAR units are relatively small in size and could be placed virtually anywhere--in close proximity to the refinery, at the seaport terminal, or any other strategic location.

Do you require additional storage facilities to operate PLSAR units?

We do not require any additional storage to operate a PLSAR unit, but due to the unpredictable nature of the business, it is recommended to have additional storage capacity for feedstock and end products.

Do you require additional infrastructure beyond the PLSAR unit?

Yes. The unit will need the ability to receive feedstock and discharge end product either via rail road, pipeline, or directly into the port terminal. The system will also need a space for byproducts, a small amount of electricity, and water.

What byproducts do you have at the end of the process?

Depending on the quality of the feedstock, byproducts can be: sulfur (elemental or as sulfuric acid), asphaltenes, and metals.  Metals could be extracted in many different forms or combined together with asphaltenes.

What is the maximum processing capacity of the PLSAR units?

PLSAR units are created as a modular unit.  Each HPU unit can process up to 135kBPD, and each DPU unit can process up to 225kBPD. Given the modular structure multiple modules can be deployed side by side, therefore increasing capacity to the required volumes.