US Primus commissions syngas to fuels demo plant in New Jersey

02 October 2013 22:48  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Primus Green on Wednesday commissioned its synthesis-gas-to-gasoline (STG) demonstration plant in Hillsborough, New Jersey, the company said on Wednesday.

The 100,000 gal/year (379,000 litres/year) plant uses Primus’s STG+ technology, which is a four-reactor catalytic process that directly converts synthesis gas (syngas) to gasoline, jet fuel, diesel or aromatic chemicals without the need for further treatment.

Primus’s demonstration plant marks the final major milestone before construction of its first commercial plant, which is expected to produce 25m gal/year of fuel.

“As one of the first plants in the nation to make gasoline directly from natural gas, the completion of our facility is of monumental significance for Primus, for the nation and for the world,” said Robert Johnsen, Primus CEO.

“Our syngas-to-gasoline plus (STG+) process is much more cost effective and efficient than competing alternative fuel technologies, enabling us to build commercial plants at a fraction of the cost of traditional gas-to-liquids (GTL) and alternative fuel plants,” he added.

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