Efficient process for making bio-ethanol

作者: 刊名:Focus on Catalysts 上传者:史圣华


NEW TECHNOLOGY Carbon Sciences announces solution for users of ExxonMobil gasoline process Carbon Sciences Inc announced that the company’s clean CO2-based technology could produce synthesis gas (syngas) from natural gas to feed operations using ExxonMobil’s proprietary methanol-to-gasoline process. ExxonMobil has developed a proprietary methanol-to-gasoline (MTG) process that converts natural gas to high quality clean gasoline when coupled with syngas and methanol synthesis technologies. MTG gasoline is fully compatible with conventional refinery gasoline and can be either blended with conventional refinery gasoline or sold separately with minimal further processing. Sundrop Fuels, a startup venture backed by Chesapeake Energy Corp and two venture-capital firms, Oak Investment Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, recently announced plans to use the ExxonMobil MTG process to make gasoline from methanol. Sundrop intends to rely on forest waste as a feedstock to produce the syngas required for the first step. The other commercially demonstrated route for transforming natural gas into transportation fuels is the widely known Fischer-Tropsch process (FT), discovered in the 1920s. Royal Dutch Shell, SASOL and other large energy companies have commercially used FT in several different forms to produce fuels from natural gas. Carbon Sciences’ CO2-based technology is also the preferred route to make the syngas needed for FT operations. Marketwire, 10 Jul 2012, (Website: ht