ExxonMobil licenses methanol-to-gasoline process to ZeoGas on US Gulf
Coupled with 5,000 tpd of methanol production, ZeoGas will produce more than 16,000 bpd of ASTM-spec, 87 Octane gasoline with zero sulfur and about 50% less benzene than allowable standards.
ZeoGas, a developer of natural gas-to-gasoline project
s, has entered into a
license agreement to use ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Companys methanol-to-gasoline technology
in the development of a
natural gas-to-gasoline plant on the US Gulf Coast.
ZeoGas says it is developing a portfolio of project
s to convert natural gas to
gasoline to take advantage of the abundant and relatively low
cost of natural gas in North America.
Coupled with the 5,000 tpd of planned methanol
production, ZeoGas will
produce more than 16,000 bpd of ASTM-spec, 87 Octane gasoline
with zero sulfur and about 50% less benzene than allowable
We are pleased with this milestone in our development.
ExxonMobils proven methanol-to-gasoline technology
is a critical element
of our strategy to use only market-proven, production-scale
component technologies, thereby eliminating the technology
risk associated with many gas-to-liquids project
s, said Timothy D.
Belton, CEO of ZeoGas.
ExxonMobils methanol-to-gasoline technology was first
commercialized in 1985 by New Zealand Synfuels, a 14,500 bpd
gas-to-gasoline plant in New Zealand.
Our methanol-to-gasoline technology is not only
flexible and scalable, but it has also proven to be a
reliable option for producing gasoline, said Vince
Alberico, manager of technology
sales and licensing at
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering.