Alternative Petroleum Technologies expanding Sulfex™ Desulfurization process to additional fuel types
Reno, Nevada - Alternative Petroleum Technologies, Inc. (“APT”) announced that it has adapted its unique, patented, cost-saving Sulfex™ desulfurization process for distillate fuels to handle and process Heavy Fuel Oil. While the initial design of the Sulfex™ process used liquids in a low pressure and
The Sulfex™ process has also been examined for use on
APT’s Sulfex™ Desulfurization process has been independently validated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Labs (www.anl.gov) and has been optimized to produce ultra-low sulfur fuels at low cost.
Unlike the HDS system currently used at refineries to desulfurize distillate fuels, the main cost-saving advantage of APT’s approach is that the fuel is not processed under high temperatures and pressure and thus does not need large amounts of ancillary equipment, items that are both capital and operationally expensive. Sulfex™ is operationally much simpler and thus less expensive and much safer to use than the HDS process currently in use around the world.
Given its impact and utility in helping end users meeting sulfur content targets, APT’s Sulfex™ technology was named by S&P Global Platts as a finalist for the 2018 Emerging Technology of the Year Category.
APT is now seeking locations to deploy skid-mounted Sulfex™ desulfurization systems for Distressed,