Air Liquide licenses methanol technology to ZeoGas clean gasoline plant
MegaMethanol technology, which is part of Air Liquide’s proprietary Lurgi technology portfolio, generates optimum syngas composition, required for downstream methanol synthesis and production.
Houston-based ZeoGas announced Tuesday that it had secured a
MegaMethanol technology license from Air Liquide.
When completed, the production capacity of the licensed
facility will be 5,000 tpd of Grade AA methanol. ZeoGas will
operate the MegaMethanol
plant for its
own account, using the methanol
to produce 16,500 bpd of
sulfur-free, ultra-low benzene, regular octane gasoline.
, which is part of Air
Liquides proprietary Lurgi technology
optimum syngas composition, required for downstream methanol
synthesis and production.
is a proven and efficient technology,
according to Air Liquide officials, who say it requires lower
investment per metric ton of production than smaller-scale
ZeoGas is committed to using only use-proven,
commercial-scale technologies to build a portfolio of plants
to convert clean-burning natural gas to sulfur-free,
ultra-low benzene gasoline, and MegaMethanol
proven, reliable and efficient technology
we selected to produce
the amount of methanol
needed to feed our
gasoline production process," said Timothy D. Belton, founder
and CEO of ZeoGas.
"We are pleased to have accomplished this milestone in our