GTL: Progress and Prospects - Development progresses for GTL fuels, specialty products

03/12/2001
The Fischer-Tropsch section (mid left) and the syngas section (mid right) appear in this recent photo of Syntroleum Corp.'s pilot plant inside the gate at the Cherry Point, Wash., refinery. The plant successfully operated until July 2000. Photograph from Syntroleum. Click here to enlarge imageNewer gas-to-liquids (GTL) technologies are being developed to achieve better economics at smaller plant sizes. GTL technology supplier Syntroleum has now developed its technology to the stage that a commercial plant can be built. The first commercial-scale application of the Syntroleum GTL technology will be the Sweetwater plant, a specialty chemicals and lube oil plant on the Burrup Peninsula...
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