The hydrocracking units use heavy feedstocks, and can generate more distillate.
hydrocracking of coal-derived heavy distillates can produce quality gasoline, jet, and diesel fuels.
The choice between catalytic cracking and hydrocracking depends on the refinery infrastructure.
However, a need for some additional hydrocracking capacity is expected.
hydrocracking in Science
(hī'drə-krāk'ĭng) A process by which the hydrocarbon molecules of petroleum are broken into simpler molecules, as of gasoline or kerosene, by the addition of hydrogen under high pressure and in the presence of a catalyst. See also cracking.