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Cost Effective Fischer-Tropsch Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61798
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
72039S03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Exelus, Inc.
110 Dorsa Ave Livingston, NJ 07039-1037
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Cost Effective Fischer-Tropsch Technology
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER83653
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

72039S03-I Converting natural gas to liquids will enable the economic development of stranded gas reserves, which are estimated at more than 4,000 trillion cubic feet and account for about 80% of all known gas reserves worldwide. The initial gas-to-liquids (GTL) technologies, implemented in the 1980s and early 1990s were not commercially successful ┬┐ the main reason being that they were far too expensive. This project will develop a practical, step-out Fischer-Tropsch (FT) technology, using a multifunctional catalyst, that has the potential to reduce costs of the FT portion of a GTL facility by 35% or more. The cost reduction potential of this approach should provide a very strong springboard for overall GTL economic viability. During Phase I, the multifunctional catalyst and a slurry catalyst will be synthesized and tested in a three-phase reactor for the conversion of syngas to olefins via the Fischer-Tropsch reaction. The superior hydrodynamics of the multifunctional catalyst is expected to increase syngas conversion and enhance the selectivity to C5+ hydrocarbons over a slurry catalyst system. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: The technology has the potential to reduce both fixed and variable costs by allowing simpler reactor designs and reducing raw-material consumption through better product selectivity. It could be applied to a wide variety of multi-phase reactions, such as the cost-effective conversion of stranded natural gas to clean-fuels via the Fischer-Tropsch┬┐s reaction.

Principal Investigator:

Mitrajit Mukherjee
9737402350
mm_exelus@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Mitrajit Mukherjee
9737402350
mm_exelus@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Exelus, Inc.
99 Dorsa Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039

EIN/Tax ID: 223810814
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No