USA: FEED Study JV to Develop Gas-to-Gasoline Plant in Texas
Primus Green Energy announces that along with a global petrochemical company as a joint venture partner, it has commissioned a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) study with IHI E&C International Corporation for a first of its kind natural gas-to-gasoline plant in Texas
Houston/USA — Within the framework of a proposed joint venture plant, a scaled-up version of Primus’s demonstration plant in New Jersey will be erected to produce methanol and gasoline. Underpinning the project is the company’s patented STG+ technology, which has been validated through over 10,000 hours of operation. The Texas plant will consume 28 MMcf/d of natural gas and produce 2800 bbl/d of gasoline.
Steven Murray, Chief Executive Officer of Primus expects to follow this first project with several others in North America and prospectively worldwide. The company's strategy is to build practical environmental solutions for natural gas that is currently being flared or otherwise wasted. Koch Modular Process Systems, a global supplier of modular plants to the chemical industry, has collaborated with Primus over the past number of years in the optimization of their technology.