Naphtha ranks second among GTL products in terms of their importance. GTL naphtha is used primarily in the refining process as blend stock for lighter fuel, such as petrol, as well as for ethylene and propylene manufacturing. The highly paraffinic naphtha from the GTL process is an excellent cracker feedstock that provides a higher ethylene and propylene yield than naphtha from petroleum refining.
Kerosene can be used as jet fuel to power jet engine aircrafts. Special Quality Certificate is required.
FT diesel has a cetane value above 70, compared to refinery diesel which is below 50. The cetane value measures the combustion characteristics of the fuel in the engine. The higher the cetane value, the better the combustion. As such, FT diesel can be used either as a pure product, or as a blend to increase the cetane value of conventional refinery diesel.
Base oils and waxes
Other GTL products – lubricating oils and alkanes – have limited markets despite their high qualitative characteristics; and therefore, introducing new GTL facilities can bring those markets to oversaturation.
The FT reactions are exothermic (generating heat). To provide higher energy efficiency, this heat is removed by generating steam that is used to drive power generators.
GTL plants are generally significant users of electricity. The power used is for gas compression, heating and cooling. However there are opportunities to use waste heat and steam recovery options for power generation. Our 50MMm3 plant model can produce up to 6MW per day.
As in any other refining process, water is used for plant cooling and steam generation. Distilled water is produce as a result of the FT process. Our 50MMm3 plant model can produce up to 1,0000,000 tons of distilled water per year.