First Direct Conversion of Natural Gas to Liquids Without CO2 Emissions

September 2016, Vol. 243, No. 9

Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal

CoorsTek, an engineered ceramics manufacturer in Golden, CO, said a team of scientists from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, the University of Oslo (Norway) and the Instituto de Tecnología Química (Spain) has developed a new process to use natural gas as raw material for aromatic chemicals. The process uses a ceramic membrane to make the direct, non-oxidative conversion of gas to liquids possible for the first time – reducing cost, eliminating multiple process steps, and avoiding any carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The resulting aromatic precursors are source chemicals for insulation materials, plastics, textiles, and jet fuel, among…

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