Fischer Tropsch * Gas To Liquid * Natural Gas To Synthetic Diesel
What is Synthetic Diesel?
Synthetic Diesel is a method of producing diesel fuel from natural gas as well as from coal and organic waste streams such as biogas or biomethane.
Synthetic Diesel fuel, is NOT the same as B100 Biodiesel – Synthetic diesel is made by processing natural gas through a technology called the Fischer-Tropsch process, which converts the natural gas into Synthetic Diesel, a liquid – and used just like regular diesel fuel in any diesel fuel application.
Synthetic Diesel provides numerous economic and environmental benefits over typical petroleum diesel. First of all, Synthetic Diesel is sulfur-free and free of other petroleum by-products that are found in petroleum diesel that has been refined from crude oil. This means that Synthetic Diesel is significantly cleaner, cleaner-burning, and can be formulated for superior cold weather performance and fuel system lubricity.
Because Synthetic Diesel has fewer contaminates, it is lower in toxicity.
As Synthetic Diesel has a high cetane rating at 60 (cetane for diesel - octane for gasoline), it offers better performance over typical diesel fuel produced from crude oil.
More about Synthetic Diesel
remote natural gas can now be economically converted through a GTL process
into an ultra-clean fuel for diesel engines. At times this fuel can be
economically blended with conventional petroleum diesel fuels to: extend
California’s diesel fuel supplies, and improve refinery capacity of
cleaner diesel fuels.
opportunity exists to use GTL fuels in California and reduce the emissions
from old diesel vehicles especially school buses. One plant in South Africa
(Mossgas) and Shell’s Indonesia plant both produce GTL fuels suitable for
use in heavy-duty diesel applications.
gas, is four times more expensive to transport than oil.
Converting natural gas to a liquid through a Fischer-Tropsch technology provides an opportunity to expand the use of the natural gas and lower the transportation cost from remote sources of low-cost gas.
is a gas-to-liquid (GTL) process that can produce a high-quality diesel fuel
from natural gas, coal and biomass resources. Shell refers to the GTL
process as a middle distillate synthesis (MDS). In all cases the middle
distillate produced from this process can be blended with today’s diesel
diesel has extremely low (0-5-ppm) sulfur, aromatics, and toxics. GTL fuel
can be blended with non-complying CARB diesel fuel to make a cleaner diesel
fuel complying with stringent diesel fuel standards.
diesel fuel offers a new opportunity to use alternative fuels in diesel
engines without compromising fuel-efficiency, increasing capital outlay, and
impacting infrastructure or refueling cost.
commercialization of this fuel improves the prospects of new engines meeting
proposed national 2007 heavy-duty diesel engine emission standards. In the
near-term, this fuel can play a role reducing existing diesel vehicles
exhaust and toxic emissions.
the late-1990s nearly every major oil company including: ARCO, Chevron,
Conoco, Exxon, Phillips, Mobile, Statoil, and Texaco announced plans to
build pilot plants or commercial plants to produce Synthetic
Diesel fuel through the improved GTL process.
diesel exhaust emission standards and fuel specifications are compelling the
petroleum industry to revisit the new, improved GTL process to competitively
produce aromatic and sulfur complying diesel fuel.
to the commercial success of the GTL process lies in increased reactor
capacity proven in the mid-1990s. This new process uses a slurry-bed reactor
that has 100 times the capacity per reactor over some 1990 reactors and
offers lowers cost.
Diesel fuel appears to be the most economical fuel product from
the GTL process, compared to producing gasoline.
GTL process needs low-cost natural gas, less than $1 per million BTUs, to
compete with traditional diesel fuel. Some remote natural gas sources,
gas," that are not otherwise economically available may be
ideally suited to this process, like Alaska.
GTL fuels produced from pipeline supplied natural gas would not be competitive due to the higher value of pipeline supplied natural gas.
Southwest Research Institute, AIChe, Emissions Performance of
Diesel Fuels, March 1997.
Document Date: July 5, 2000
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