Jacobs and BP cooperate on deploying syngas technology

17 May 2011 16:07  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Jacobs will work with BP and Davy Process Technology to seek deployment opportunities and find licensees for a process that transforms syngas into liquid hydrocarbons, the US-based petrochemicals engineering firm said on Tuesday.

The BP/Davy Fischer Tropsch process is a proven “low-technology risk process” for producing diesel, jet fuel and naphtha from natural gas, biomass or coal-derived syngas, Jacobs said.

BP and Davy have demonstrated the technology at a semi-commercial scale project in Nikiski, Alaska, Jacobs said.

The economic attractiveness of converting stranded natural gas or coal reserves into liquid fuels is growing because of increasing global demand for fuels, Jacobs added.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Davy is a subsidiary of UK-based specialty chemicals and catalysts firm Johnson Matthey.

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By: Stefan Baumgarten
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