Rocky Mountain GTL to construct Canadian gas-to-liquids project
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Greyrock Energy, Inc. announced final investment decision by the Rocky Mountain GTL Board of Directors to proceed with the construction of a commercial Gas to Liquids (GTL) plant 60 km east of Calgary, near Carseland, Alberta called the Caseland Enhanced GTL (EGTL) Project.
The EGTL project will use Greyrock's Direct Fuel Production system and GreyCat catalyst and will include enhancements by Expander Energy, Inc.
The plant will use natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) as feedstocks. Products produced will include a synthetic diesel fuel and naphtha. The diesel fuel is a premium product that has ultra-high cetane, zero sulfur, and good lubricity. In addition, the liquid fuel products produced are clean burning and can be used in existing diesel engines.
A recent study by Greyrock and partners concluded that PM (Particulate Matter) emissions from current vehicles in could be reduced by approximately 19% by simply blending 20% synthetic diesel with currently available diesel. This improvement can be accomplished with no changes to the current vehicle fleet, no material changes to infrastructure and no involvement by the consumer. Other benefits from a 20% fuel blend include reductions in carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and methane (CH4) emissions by a projected 24%, 5.5%, and 11%, respectively.
Additional advantages of synthetic fuel use include improved fuel economy, enhanced vehicle performance and increased engine life.
As discussed in the HPI Market Data 2019 report, published in November by Gas Processing & LNG’s sister publication, Hydrocarbon Processing, rising propane and ethane supplies in the US have been enabled by greater production of shale gas.
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GasPro 2.0: A Webcast Symposium
The global LNG industry is becoming increasingly interconnected as grassroots export projects get off the ground. Another technology route for processing gas into fuels—GTL—is attracting renewed attention due to improving economics. Small-scale solutions for both LNG and GTL are at the forefront of new technological developments, while major projects using more conventional technologies continue to start up around the world.
During this webcast, we will focus on LNG, GTL, gas processing technology developments and deployments, operations, small-scale solutions, transportation, trading, distribution, safety, regulatory affairs, business analysis and more.
October 25, 2018 08:30 AM CDT