Natural Gas to Hydrocarbon Liquids
Contact: David R. Anderson
Phone: (208) 526-0837
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The non-thermal plasma electrochemical process that converts natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids is a new gas-to-liquids (GTL) process developed at the INL. The novel patented reaction produces unreacted methane, C1 to C4 light gases, gasoline (C5 to C12), diesel (C12 to C20), and traces of oxygenates. The process yields no other byproduct such as CO or CO2. This technology is a single-step GTL conversion process, which greatly increases the efficiency in the conversion process, and is distinctly different from current multi-stepped GTL processes.