January 2001

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Gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuels from natural gas earn 'alternative' designation. The U.S. Congress recently designated domestically produced GTL fuels made from natural gas an alternative fuel as defined u..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuels from natural gas earn 'alternative' designation. The U.S. Congress recently designated domestically produced GTL fuels made from natural gas an alternative fuel as defined under 1992's Energy Policy Act (EPACT). GTL fuels are sulfur- and aromatic-free. They can be used to replace conventional diesel fuel to achieve lower emissions and cleaner air. GTL fuels are also biodegradable. Interest in GTL fuels has increased as states have struggled to reduce emissions from motor vehicles. In California, an estimated 70% of all vehicle emissions are generated from diesel-driven vehicles. According to industry analysts with Rentech, Inc., "The designation of GTL fuels as alt

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