Skip to main content

Haldor Topsoe opens ATR-based methanol plant

Published by
Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Recently, Topsoe announced the official opening of the world’s only natural gas-to-gasoline complex in Turkmenistan.

The complex includes the world’s largest methanol plant based on autothermal reforming (ATR), using Topsoe’s SynCOR Methanol™ solution, with methanol production capacity of 5225 tpd.

In the Turkmen gas-to-gasoline complex, the SynCOR Methanol™ solution has been combined with a gasoline synthesis loop to produce synthetic gasoline. This concept is named SynCOR TIGAS™.

Global demand for methanol is increasing. Accordingly, investors and producers plan for larger plants with improved energy efficiency to achieve economy of scale. This has made SynCOR™ the preferred technology for production of synthesis gas in many of today’s world-scale projects because it maximises single-line capacity, while significantly reducing capital as well as operating costs. When combined with a Topsoe methanol synthesis loop, the result is SynCOR Methanol™, the most cost-efficient large-scale methanol technology in industrial operation today. Capacities can be up to 10 000 tpd of methanol.

Apart from the financial benefits of the SynCOR™ technology, it also offers considerable environmental advantages, leaving a smaller CO2 footprint and lower water consumption compared to traditional licensed technologies.

Read the article online at:

You might also like

ELAFLEX and SGB partner up

ELAFLEX HIBY and SGB have announced that the ELAFLEX HIBY Group has acquired the German supplier and manufacturer of leak detection technology, SGB GmbH.


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


This article has been tagged under the following:

Downstream news Asia Pacific downstream news