Gas2 Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) Pilot Plant on Target

MarineLink.com
Monday, July 22, 2013

Scottish gas reforming company Gas2 is on track with the development of the next generation of natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology with a test program that is underway at its newly constructed pilot reactor plant.

The £5 million plant, located at the specialist petrochemical research Wilton Center, Teeside, has been designed to validate five years of laboratory testing and computational fluid dynamic modeling. It has been built on time and on budget and is on schedule with an extensive test program that will continue throughout 2013.

Aberdeen-based Gas2 has developed a catalytic ceramic based porous membrane (pMRTM) that is used in its gas reforming (Syngas) reactors and fluid forming (Fischer Tropsch) reactors to create liquid hydrocarbons. This is an alternative technical solution to other developers of small to medium-scale GTL -. Gas2 is the only gas reforming company to have developed its own complete stand-alone GTL solution on this scale, without being tied to any particular larger industrial partners.

The Gas2 Syngas reactors have been commissioned and are operating successfully, producing upper quartile gas conversions in a single pass and through-puts within a narrow 2:1 hydrogen to carbon monoxide output ratio. The Fischer Tropsch (FT) reactors will be commissioned during summer 2013.

Mike Fleming, cofounder and managing director of Gas2 said, “The results from the pilot plant are encouraging and we are optimistic about continued success as we move through the scale-up process. Operational targets have been met so far and we expect to have completed the test program and to announce plans for commercialization later in the year.”

Gas2’s proprietary technology enables the conversion of natural gas to liquid hydrocarbons more economically and cleanly than has previously been possible with conventional large scale GTL technologies.

The Gas2 approach is expected to result in considerably lower capital (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) expenditure and a smaller environmental footprint compared to conventional GTL technologies, the company said.

According to Gas2, applications for the GTL technology include:
•stranded gas: transforming the economic viability of smaller, more remote gas reserves as well as shale and unconventional reservoirs;
•offshore ‘associated’ gas: offering a gas disposal solution for unwanted gas thereby preventing flaring and enabling the development of remote oilfields where flaring is prohibited and /or where gas reinjection wells are expensive or detrimental to reservoir performance;
•gas conversion to alternative end products including gasoline, diesel, waxes, ammonia, methanol, hydrogen and ethylene for industrial use.

www.gas-2.com
 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Six Washington Students Earn Maritime Scholarships

The 11th annual Norm Manly Puget Sound Maritime (PSM) / Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) Maritime Educational Scholarship competition was held on Saturday,

Truckers to Strike Four SoCal Shippers

Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said,

Maritime Tension Dominates Southeast Asia Summit

Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines

Technology

DMA Announce New Requirements for Refresher Courses

On 1 January 2017, new regulations enter into force on refresher courses in the areas of maritime safety and fire-fighting. Therefore, the Danish Maritime Authority has issued a new order.

Royal IHC Congratulates the King in a Special Way

Royal IHC is very honored to be part of the program on the King’s Birthday. Among other activities, the King and his family will be viewing a ‘Grande Maritime Parade’ in Dordrecht.

Goliat FPSO in Norway

The Goliat FPSO was successfully floated off the heavy-lift vessel, Dockwise Vanguard, in the fjord outside Hammerfest, says Eni Norge    The Goliat platform has arrived in Hammerfest,

Energy

Maritime Tension Dominates Southeast Asia Summit

Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines

Lagos Port Drags on Africa's Top Economy

Ruling party reforms improved Apapa port; shippers still face delays and corruption. The road leading to the Lagos port, which handles nearly everything that Africa's biggest economy imports,

Drydocks World Wins Dubai Chamber CSR Label

Drydocks World group the leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors has received the Dubai Chamber Corporate

News

Six Washington Students Earn Maritime Scholarships

The 11th annual Norm Manly Puget Sound Maritime (PSM) / Youth Maritime Training Association (YMTA) Maritime Educational Scholarship competition was held on Saturday,

Truckers to Strike Four SoCal Shippers

Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on strike against four ground-shipment companies on Monday, a Teamsters union official said,

Maritime Tension Dominates Southeast Asia Summit

Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1563 sec (6 req/sec)