Downstream, catalyst companies ally with gas-to-liquids process developer

Anne K. Rhodes Refining/Petrochemical Editor Texaco Natural Gas, Houston, and Syntroleum Corp., Tulsa, have struck two agreements regarding Syntroleum's modified Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) process for producing fuels from natural gas. The first, a nonexclusive "master" license agreement, grants Texaco broad rights to use the process, according to Syntroleum. The companies also have agreed to work jointly to accelerate development of cost-savings improvements to Syntroleum's synthetic fuels process. Texaco is a leading licenser of gasification technology, which produces synthesis gas from bottom-of-the-barrel waste products. The logical link between syngas produced by gasifi...

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