Greenway Technologies Inc. (GWTI), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenway Innovative Energy (GIE), has entered into a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement with INFRA Technology LLC (INFRA) for the joint design and development of GTL plants.
The plants will make use of INFRA's Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) reactor and catalyst designs and GIE's G-Reformer®, a converter for synthesis gas generation needed to feed the F-T reactor.
The agreement addresses the need to process various natural gas streams into liquid fuels. There are worldwide initiatives underway to reduce the amount of flared and vented gases which waste valuable natural resources and contribute to CO2 pollution.
The GTL systems can also be used to process coal and biomass assets, natural gas streams that can be converted into useable products including diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel.
To date, very few small-scale (less than 1000 bpd) plants have progressed past the feasibility and pre-FEED (front end engineering design) phase, owing mainly to no one company having had all the elements necessary to complete the component design and integration.
The MOU is intended to combine GIE's reformer technology with INFRA's xtl F-T reactor and catalyst.
INFRA’s team is performing start-up operations on a 100 bpd demonstration plant (M100) located in Wharton, Texas, US. The company’s plant will convert natural gas to syncrude, with components of diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel. Its modular design will enable integration with GIE's reformer technology.
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