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Jeanblanc Desulfurization Process

“When the old gives way to the new”

The first and primary business of Jeanblanc International, Inc. (JII) is advancing its proprietary process for removing sulfur from crude oil and refined products.

Jeanblanc International Inc. desulfurization process or JDP is considered the Holy Grail in the oil industry. Unlike other technologies on the market, Jeanblanc Desulfurization Process does not require high pressure or high temperatures that are required to reduce sulfur.

Over 1,400 rail tank cars with a 30,000 gallon capacity each are stored at the Depot and available for storage and shipping.

“Sulfur is an undesirable component in fuels since it creates corrosive combustion by-products, releases sulfur oxides into the atmosphere [acid rain], and increases deposits on fuel injection and combustion systems. Recent regulations limit sulfur in on-road diesel fuel to 15ppm, down from 500ppm previously.

Hydrodesulfurization (HDS), the industry standard method of removing sulfur in petroleum refining operations, uses various types of catalysts to add hydrogen in order to reduce unwanted sulfur compounds. Unfortunately, the HDS process typically requires expensive, high-pressure (up to 1,000 psig), high-temperature (400 – 550AC) equipment to help produce environmentally friendly fuels.”[1]

At Jeanblanc International, Inc., during the past few years we have invented and developed a new, much-improved process for removing sulphur from petroleum products. The “Jeanblanc Desulfurization Process” removes sulphur from both crude oil and refined petroleum products, such as fuel oil or diesel fuel.

JDP “is very progressive and unmatched or unequaled, to our awareness at the Research Triangle Institute, by another desulfurization “… states Dr. Santosh Gangwal, Program Director, Fuel Technology-Engineering & Environmental Technology at Research Triangle Institute as he described an earlier generation of JDP. He was fully aware of and an expert also with normal hydro treating methods! Through continued development, JDP is now in its third generation and is more efficient and effective than earlier versions referred to by Dr. Gangwal during his engagement to design full-scale equipment for the technology.

Chris Marshall and other scientists of Argonne National Laboratory have developed catalysts to try and work at lower temperatures stating: “One of the amazing aspects of the MSC materials is that they are hydrothermally stable (steam stable) at temperatures up to 400C. This indicates that there is some strong bonding going on between the clay particles that cannot be destroyed by steam. Many catalyst supports fail this test.” He also states that “lower-pressure, lower-temperature diesel desulfurization seems likely to become something of a holy grail for refiners, since the average HDS unit in the U.S. achieves only 600 psig – well below the 1,000 psig or even higher pressures anticipated to be required for deep desulfurization of certain diesel streams.”[2]

While the original patented JDP process could not effectively process heavy crude oils or residuals, the new Jeanblanc Desulfurization Process can handle heavy crude oils and residuals quite effectively as well as refined products. Jeanblanc Desulfurization Process has been developed into a new sulphur-removal system that saves money and reduces pollution from acid rain caused by sulphur in fuels burned. The Jeanblanc Desulfurization Process (JDP) results in a very large reduction in equipment cost required to implement its sulfur removal system versus $500 and $600 million needed to implement large scale hydro treating systems being implemented at CITGO at its Lemont Refinery or BP at its Whiting Indiana refinery, respectively as of May 2008.

The significant cost savings of JDP is based on a system that requires NO added heat and pressure with designs to utilize mostly standard industry equipment. As those familiar with refining operations know, energy costs associated with the required heat and pressure of refining operations is one of the largest operating costs of a refinery! In this way the Jeanblanc Desulfurization Process & Related System provides ongoing additional operating savings in addition to hundreds of millions in equipment savings up-front. At this time Jeanblanc plans to create Joint Ventures to use the JDP process internally at a JII owned and controlled facility rather than license it to protect its trade secrets and provide very large competitive edge in the market place.
[1] Argonne National Laboratory’s internet site – Nov. 22, 2004, and Oct.18, 1999 issue of Diesel Fuel News

[2] Argonne National Laboratory’s internet site – Nov. 22, 2004